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Mexican Law - workshop

Mondays, Wednesdays, January 15-24, 1-4pm
Insitituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20
$625

Mexican Law - workshop

Gabriel García McFarland

Mondays and Wednesdays, January 15, 17, 22, and 24.
Class 1:00 – 3:00, social hour 3:00 – 4:00.
625 pesos.

This course is a general introduction to Mexican law. It will begin with the origins of Mexican law in the Napoleonic Code, a different system from the origin of American and Canadian law in English common law. It will include attention to the historical influence of Roman law on both the written and precedent law systems in Mexico; compare criminal law systems of Anglo and Latin origin; discuss a general theory of law in Mexico in terms of structure and division; and end with an analysis of the current Mexican law system from the federal to the local levels, including attention to the theory vs. the reality of law in Mexico.

Gabriel García McFarland is an attorney in private practice and a professor of law at the Universidad Patria, both in San Miguel. His law firm specializes in civil, mercantile, penal, labor, and administrative law. He earned his law degree and a masters degree in state and local public administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. He has served as a court translator in civil and criminal court, English/Spanish.

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