Spring 2022
5222 Introduction to the Law of Mexico - PINTO-LEON- 21531

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

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  W  Location: 213  BLB

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.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Prerequisites:  None.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/04 4pm-6pm  213 BLB    

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (10/25/2021 1:18:41 PM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Yes!! Photocopied course materials will be distributed before beginning of course. Supplemental reading materials will be distributed throughout the semestere.