Brazilian Law Professors and Students Attend Program at IU McKinney School of Law


Brazil VisitorsA group of Brazilian law professors and law students, plus a federal prosecutor, arrived on August 31 to participate in a nine-day program on American law held at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The program participants come from two law schools in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil—Faculdades Integradas Espirito Santenses and Faculdade de Direito Cachoeiro de Itapemirim. The program consists of lectures in the mornings and law-related field trips in the afternoons. Lecture topics include constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, freedom of information legislation, and regulation of the legal profession. In their law-related field trips, the participants meet with Justice Steven David, ’82, at the Indiana Supreme Court, with Senator Brand Hershman, ’13, in the Senate chamber, with Attorney General Greg Zoeller at the office of the Attorney General, with Judge William T. Lawrence, ’73, at the U.S. District Court, and with Matthew Albaugh,’01, Scott Chinn, ‘94, and Monica Fennell at the offices of Faegre Baker Daniels. In addition, the Brazilians led a discussion at Wabash College concerning contemporary social movements in Brazil.

This is the fifth consecutive year for the program, which was founded in 2009 by Professor Tom Wilson. The sixth program will take place from August 31 to September 7, 2014.

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