April 10, 2017
On April 10, 2017 Justice Carmen Lucia Antunes Rocha, President of Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal, will be at WCL to attend a luncheon in her honor. Following the luncheon, she will offer remarks on a topic of her choice. Judge Messitte will add a commentary, which will be followed by Questions and Answers from the luncheon guests.
The luncheon will be preceded by a morning speech by President Carmen Lucia at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. WCL is a co-sponsor of that event, as well, as part of its continuing partnership with the Brazil Institute to host prominent members of Brazil's Judiciary and Legal Professions in their visits to Washington.
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.