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Hemispheric Trade Conference

Challenges to Hemispheric Trade Posed by the Common Law/Civil Law Divide

The LSU Law Center hosted a conference focusing on the differences between common law and civil law approaches to commercial law and the impact those differences have on hemispheric trade between Latin America and North America.

Discussion Leaders
Dale Beck Furnish
Professor, Arizona State University’s College of Law

Alejandro M. Garro
Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law of Columbia University.

Boris Kozolchyk
Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona
President and Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade.

Francisco Reyes
Senior Partner, Francisco Reyes and Associates, Bogotá, Colombia
Professor and Director of Graduate Program in Corporation Law, Universidad Javeriana

Co-Discussion Leaders
Humberto Olavarria
Alta Group

Larry Pascal
Haynes Boone Law Firm
Chairman, Americas Practice Group.

John H. Rooney, Jr.
Shutts & Bowen’s Law Firm

Octavio Sanchez
Former Minister of Culture of the Republic of Honduras

Conference Hosts
Emilio J. Cardenas
Senior Partner, Estudio Emilio Cardenas
Former Argentine Ambassador to the United Nations

John J. Costonis
Chancellor, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

John S. Baker
Professor, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Adolfo A. Franco
Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

For more information on the conference, visit the LSU Law Hemispheric Trade Conference site.