March 2-3, 2017
Brazil’s Instituto Justiça e Cidadania and the Brazil-U.S. program at WCL will hold a 2-day seminar on the “Comparative Law of Contracts: Brazil and the U.S.” Speakers from Brazil includes Ministers (= Justices) of Brazil’s Superior Tribunal of Justice Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva, Paulo de Tarso Sanseverino, and João Otávio Noronha, as well as other prominent individuals from Brazil. Distinguished speakers from the United States include Dr. Otaviano Canuto, Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and distinguished attorneys from the private and public sectors. Among the topics: Contracts of Adhesion; Government Contracts; Joint Ventures; and Instruments for Financing Agribusiness. A copy of the program may be viewed here.
Late April, 2017
In late April, Magistrate Judge Charles Day of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Adjunct Professor at WCL, will travel to Brasília, where he will speak about how Federal Magistrate Judges use mediation in settling litigation disputes. The Brazil-U.S. program also anticipates sending another adjunct faculty member to speak about arbitration law and practice in the U.S.