Fordham Law welcomes a delegation of legal professionals from Brazil November 6 –10, 2017, as part of the International Judicial Research and Training Program run by the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. The 27 visitors include judges, attorneys, and five justices of state supreme courts.
The program, organized in cooperation with ESMAPE and the Escola Judicial do Tribunal de Justiça de Pernambuco, marks the seventh time that Fordham Law has hosted a group of judges from the State of Pernambuco.
“We are so pleased that the Pernambuco judiciary has once again chosen Fordham Law as the place for its judges to examine aspects of the U.S. legal and judicial systems,” said Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine, who directs the International Judicial Research and Training Program.
“Each year, this program gives us a chance to learn from each other about the many differences—and similarities—in our systems. The relationship that the Law School has with the judiciary of the State of Pernambuco to offer this program is one of the developments in my office of which I am most proud.”
The program includes sessions taught by Fordham Law faculty on introduction to the U.S. legal system, the use of precedent and rules of stare decisis in the United States, class actions, freedom of religion and speech, political corruption, and life and death issues in U.S. law. Special lectures will be delivered by Professor Nestor Davidson on the Sharing Economy and Isabel Vincent on Brazilian Courts and Free Speech. The group will also meet with Amadeu Ribeiro, a partner in the New York office of Mattos Filho. The program will conclude with a celebratory luncheon and certificate ceremony.