June 2010In the News

Law students from the Ibero León undertake academic activities in Chicago and Milwaukee


Since oral trials will soon be initiated by the State of Guanajuato, students of the law department of the Universidad Iberoamericana León, accompanied by its Director, John Nowell J.D., visited the cities of Chicago and Milwaukee in order to enrich their future training by learning directly about judicial proceedings in the United States, being that in the United States oral litigation has been practiced since the founding of the country.

The students visited state and federal courts, including the immigration court in Chicago. They saw a diversity of cases, and spoke with various judges who answered their questions about the oral trial process.

Sister universities, Loyola University in Chicago and Marquette University in Milwaukee, opened their doors to the students from Leon who visited their classrooms and shared discussions on Comparative Law.

Among the experiences that impacted the students was their visit to the law firm of Michael Best and Friedrich, one of the most prestigious firms among American lawyers, where Nancy Haggerty J.D., partner of the firm, gave a talk to the students whose objective was to answer their questions about the American legal system. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in various cities of our northern neighbor.


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