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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Fall, 2002

ATTENTION- ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

The 14th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law

On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 12 noon in the auditorium, please plan on attending the 14th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law. This year's lecture is entitled The Dynamics of the Constitution in a Changing Mexico. Dr. Emilio Rabasa will examine the culture of constitutional reform in Mexico. The constitution of 1917 has had over 400 reforms since it was approved by the constituent congress during the Mexican revolution. Constitutional reformism has become an important part of Mexico's political culture, with a profound impact on the organization of society. It is where economic freedom and state intervention come into conflict. Why has every Mexican president had the political urge to change the constitution? Has transition to democracy in Mexico made any change in the culture of constitutional reform? What has been the role of the Mexican legislature and the judiciary throughout this process? These are some of the key questions that Dr. Rabasa will address in his lecture.


Emilio Rabasa is the director of the law and political science department at the Mexico City campus of Tec de Monterrey, where he teaches law and political philosophy. Dr. Rabasa holds a masters degree in philosophy from Cambridge University in England and a doctorate degree with honors in law from the National University of Mexico. He has been a professor of law and political science at the National University of Mexico and Universidad Iberoamericana and lectured extensively at other universities in Mexico, Chile, England and the U.S. He is the co-author of Mexican: This is Your Constitution, and author of Legal Force and Effectiveness of Human Rights; Why Democracy? and From Subjects to Citizens.


On Monday, October 21 a pizza and soda get-together will also be held at 4:00 p.m. in room 744 especially for students. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Rabasa in a small group setting and further explore the issues that will be articulated in the lecture.


ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

Student volunteer opportunities for law students (JD only) are available for some of the Continuing Legal and Professional Education programs listed below.  If you are interested in providing some of your time to volunteer at any of these programs, in exchange for complementary course materials and the opportunity to network at conference luncheons and receptions, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (Suite 673) or e-mail rvicario for more information. 


UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2002-2003!


The Internet After September 11:
Security, Privacy and Intellectual Property

October 1-December 3, 2002

20th annual
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
March 27-28, 2003

 

For additional information contact:
Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Room 673
Chicago, IL  60661-3691
Phone:  312/906-5090
Fax: 312/906-5093
 or 
rvicario@kentlaw.edu

 

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