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Latin America Conference 2007

Law and Economic Development in Latin America:
A Comparative Approach to Legal Reform


Chicago-Kent College of Law
April 13-14, 2007

An archived copy of the webcast
is available on the schedule page.

This symposium brings together leading academics from both law and economics, as well as policy makers and business leaders who work in or with Latin America, to identify and analyze some of the critical problems that confront Latin America today. The goal is to have each speaker present ideas, analysis and critical thinking drawing on his or her unique experience and scholarship, then to generate a spirited dialogue with the other participants (and the audience) with a view to gaining new insights and perspectives. At the same time, we hope to spawn a dynamic in this symposium in which practice will inform theory and theory will illuminate practice.

Our speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, locations, experiences and scholarship. This diversity is reflected in their choice of topics. These include such wide-ranging fields as the foreign policy of the Washington establishment, corporate governance, secured transactions, emerging market debt, the insidious effects of corruption, free trade, and property rights in times of economic crisis. In addition, several participants will speak on anti-competition law and the special role it can play in developing economies. The presentations will take a comparative approach by juxtaposing legal reform and economic experience from two or more countries.

Our hope is that following these two days of a free-flowing exchange of ideas, both speakers and audience will take away new ideas and new inspirations for their work and to their home institutions.

Attendance at the conference qualifies for 8 credits towards the Illinois MCLE requirement. There is no fee, but you must register to obtain CLE credit.



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