Saturday, January 10, 2015

UC Davis International Law Programs/ Alumni Update

International Alumni Update: Luis Pereda, LL.M. '13, Dean, Anáhuac México Sur University

The International Law Programs at UC Davis School of Law are proud to launch this new series of brief alumni profiles highlighting the experiences of recent program graduates.

Luis Pereda
Dean of Law School, Anáhuac México Sur University
What is your favorite thing about your current work?
My favorite thing is that, every day, I have had the opportunity to rethink, teach, learn, and talk about law in an environment where young people are the most valuable asset. I am convinced that Mexico's great opportunity to fight against corruption and inequity are those men and women seeking -- through courage, ambition and social responsibility -- to become successful lawyers.
How does your UC Davis School of Law education make you a more effective professional?
One of the most important reflections I can share is the perspective I gained at UC Davis about the world and other cultures' law. Diversity is something that is frequently underestimated for those Mexicans who still don't have close contact with other cultures, traditions, and legal texts. This is where my UC Davis School of Law education makes a big difference. Thanks to my professors and classmates, I expanded my horizons to understand other countries' problems and their respective legal answers to those problems.  My UC Davis School of Law education was both high-quality and practical.
What piece of advice would you give to this year's international law students?
They should take advantage of the great resources the university offers, like the fact that professors don't only give their lectures, but also take care of the students and have a lot of contact with them.
What is your favorite UC Davis memory?
The brotherhood that we students created outside the classroom, together as one family.

The recommended deadline for application to the UC Davis LL.M. Program was January 10, but it is not too late to apply! Contact and visit for more information.

University of Tulsa Law has announced a new Dean

The University of Tulsa has just named  Lyn Entzeroth the new dean of their law school.   Cribbing now from the University of Tulsa's press release
Known internationally for her expertise on capital punishment, Entzeroth has been a TU Law faculty member since 2002. She currently serves as associate dean for academic affairs, a post she has held since 2012. Before that, she was associate dean for faculty development from 2007 to 2009.
"I am deeply honored to be part of The University of Tulsa and the College of Law. I have been privileged to work with outstanding students, wonderful colleagues and a tremendous university community," Entzeroth said. "I look forward to serving as dean and continuing the College of Law's trajectory of providing an excellent program of legal education."

  Congratulations to Dean Entzeroth and the University of Tulsa! 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Louisiana State University LLM program/ Dictionary of the Civil Code

The Dictionary of the Civil Code, an English translation of more than 1600 entries selected from the Vocabulaire Juridique of Gérard Cornu under the auspices of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, introduces to readers, jurists or not, the essential concepts of the French Civil Code. Key to an understanding of the civil law through its terminology as translated and explained in English, the definitions are enriched with references made to the Civil Code of Louisiana.
This work of reference on the French legal and civil law culture is an essential tool for comparatists, civilians, jurilinguists and translators.
The Authors:
–   Gérard Cornu
–   Alain Levasseur
–   Marie-Eugénie Laporte-Legeais
The Translators:
– ‘Louisiana’ team: Mircea Bob, Eleanor Cashin-Ritaine, Vivian Curran, David Gruning, Olivier Moreteau (with Daniel On, Anne Perocheau, and Anne-Sophie Roinsard), Randy Trahan, and Serban Vacarelu.
– ‘Juriscope-Poitiers’ team: Lucas Mallowan, John Moore, Ruth Redmond-Cooper, Estelle Roy, and Kevin Streety.

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