Latin American Law | L4362
This course seeks to provide students with a basic understanding of Latin American legal traditions. Intended for students who will come into contact with Latin American law in their work as lawyers, international civil servants, business executives and diplomats. The course examines the civil law tradition and constitutional law issues and current developments, such as Latin American economic integration, reform of the public sector, and the emergence of the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Students acquire some degree of familiarity with the following aspects of legal systems in Latin America: historical background; sources of law; judicial system; distinguishing legal institutions; the nature and role of legal actors; and how to work within the system.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)