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April 12, 2010

The Blending of Civil and Common Law Traditions

The Blending of Civil and Common Law Traditions: The Pioneering Role of the Italian Criminal Justice System and the Development of International Criminal Courts

Common law systems and civil law systems have traditionally had different approaches to criminal cases. The event discussed these traditional differences, the current changes in the Italian criminal justice system to a more "adversarial" approach, and the novel blending of civil and common law procedures in the international criminal courts. Speakers included professors from Italy and the United States.

Schedule

2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductory remarks

  • Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
  • Frank Gevurtz
  • Linda Carter
  • President Pam Eibeck

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Panel #1 on Parma-Pacific Connection

  • Linda Carter
  • Eric McElwain
  • Stefano Maffei
  • Michael Vitiello
  • Jay Leach
  • Julie Davies
  • Mariel Covarrubias

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Panel #2 on Italian legal system

  • Michael Vitiello (facilitator)
  • Stefano Maffei
  • Louis del Duca

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Short break

4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Panel #3 on blending of civil and common law in international criminal tribunals

  • Linda Carter (facilitator)
  • Fausto Pocar
  • Christopher Blakesley

5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Music by students from Pacific Conservatory (invited) and Reception

Note: This event is the second part of a two-part Inaugural Series Event that began with the Festival of Italian Music and Culture in October 2009, honoring University of the Pacific's 24th President, Pamela Eibeck.