Fordham Law welcomed a delegation of more than 60 legal professionals from Brazil from February 24-26, 2020, as part of the International Judicial Research and Training Program run by the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. The visitors included judges, prosecutors, and attorneys.
The program was organized in cooperation with federal Judges Fabíola Utzig Haselof and Aluisio Gonçalves de Castro Mendes, who served as the academic coordinators in Brazil. The program included sessions taught by Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine on The U.S. Constitution, U.S. Judicial Systems, Sources of Law, and Professionalism. In addition, Judge Ethan Greenberg presented on Criminal Procedure, and former Federal and State Prosecutor Eric Siedel presented on Organized Crime. The program also included a visit to the United Nations and a reception hosted by LL.M. alumna Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza at the offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
The program was co-sponsored by Associação de Magistrados do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Associação do Juízes Federais do Brasil, Assoçiacão Goiana do Ministério Público, Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem, Escola da Magistratura Region Federal 2 Região, and Escola Nacional de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento de Magistrados.
“We were honored to welcome this group of Brazilian judges, prosecutors, and attorneys,” said Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger- Fine, who directs the International Judicial Research and Training Program. “The program gave us a chance to learn from each other about the many differences—and similarities—in our systems. And it was a pleasure to collaborate with Judges Utzig Haselof and Gonçalves de Castro Mendes and the sponsor organizations to execute a very successful program.”