February 13, 2012
Professor Greg Weber taught a course, "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System: An Environmental Law Focus," from Feb. 6 through Feb. 10, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
"We had approximately 30 students in the course, private attorneys and government counsel, and the materials were very well-received," Weber said.
The program is part of McGeorge's Inter-American Environmental Law Series, which is being conducted in partnership with CAFTA's Secretariat for Environmental Matters in Guatemala. The secretariat is an international organization created within the framework of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United State Free Trade Agreement to oversee compliance with its environmental commitments under the treaty.
McGeorge's Inter-American Program is an innovative educational initiative designed to graduate bilingual and intercultural lawyers who are competent to work with Latino clients in the U.S. or on Latin American matters. The program offers students the option to pursue a domestic or transnational track. Its summer program in Guatemala, co-sponsored by the University of Denver and Seattle University, is open to students from other law schools.