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Spring 2015
5297 Introduction to the Law of Mexico - PINTO-LEON- 22591

Professor(s): Ignacio  Pinto-Leon (STAFF)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  TLocation:  

Course Outline: This course will provide a general introduction to the Mexican legal system. Topics to be covered will include an overview of Mexican legal history; Mexican constitutional law; the Mexican judicial system; introduction to civil and commercial law; real estate law; civil procedure; and criminal law. The course will also include an introduction to conducting basic research on Mexican law. We will also cover transborder litigation and enforcement of foreign judgments in Mexico The grade for this course will be determined by students' performance on 2-hour open book final exam.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:
• Read chapters 1 and 2 of Mexican Law (photocopied materials)
• Supplementary reading: An Overview of Mexico’s System of Legal Education. Luis Fernando Perez–Hurtado

Supplemental reading is enclosed.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/12/15 6-8pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (11/5/2014 9:50:49 AM)

No book required for this course

Required texts in the course are: photocopied course materials available in the UH Law Center Copy Center. Supplementary reading materials will be distributed throughout the semester.