CLAS: Center for Latin American Studies

News and Highlights


January 20, 2012

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Through the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CLAS partners with the Schools of Law at the University of Miami and FIU to present a series of talks exploring the Law Profession in Latin America through a comparative perspective. The "Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series" brings influential scholar Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo to Miami and will consist of four relevant talks ranging from topics such as judicial reform, the legal practice in Latin America, legal education and the role of legal scholars in current events. The series will take place simultaneously in the UM and FIU Law School campuses, via teleconferencing.

The Latin American Law Visiting Professor Lecture Series kicked off to a great start on January 23rd at the UM Law building, followed by a Welcome Reception at the UM Law student lounge. During the first talk, "Lawyers and the Transformation of Law Practice: From State's Hosts to Legal Service Providers," Perez-Perdomo focused on the importance of lawyers during Latin American independence movements and on the way the role of the legal profession has evolved during periods totalitarianism to the recent context of globalization. Thanks to the collaborative efforts through the Miami Consortium, the talk was simultaneously available through videoconference at the FIU Law building. The second talk of the series, 'Judges and Judicial Reform: From Mouth-Pieces of Legislation to Oracles of the Constitution,' will take place on Monday, February 20 at UM. The third and fourth talks will be held at the FIU Law School on February 29 and March 28, respectively.

The Miami Consortium is pleased to have Dr. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo lead this series. Perdomo is the 2012 Miami Consortium Visiting Scholar. A graduate from Universidad Central de Venezuela and Harvard University, Dr. Perdomo has served as visiting professor as Stanford Law School, Dean at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas and has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (1977), the University of the Basque Country (1991-2), CIDE and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of UNAM, Mexico (2010).

From left to right: Manuel A. Gómez, Associate Professor of Law (FIU Law); Ileana Porras, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (UM Law); Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, Miami Consortium Latin American Law Visiting Professor: Ariel Armony, Director (UM CLAS); Keith rosenn, professor of law (um law)

Rogelio Perez-Perdomo, Miami Consortium Latin American Law Visiting Professor