Saturday, March 6, 2010
The fifth Global Legal Skills Conference was held in Mexico at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (FLDM) from February 25-27, 2010. More than 80 delegates came to Mexico from 14 countries around the world. For example, pictured standing here (from left to right) are Professors I Nyoman Nurjaya (Faculty of Law at Brawijaya University in Malang, Indonesia), Fernando Villareal-Gonda (Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico), and Helena Whalen-Bridge (National Univeristy of Singapore).
And pictured here on stage at the opening plenary session are speakers from Mexico, Spain, Japan, and (yes, that's me) the United States.
More than 70 law students also participated in the conference, attending sessions and helping in between sessions and at the fantastic closing party. Law student volunteers (the famous "los estudiantes") made sure that speakers and participants had an absolutely perfect experience.
The conference was a great success and very well organized by the faculty and staff at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. We're still getting photos and we will share more of them with you. Tosee local press coverage of the conference (and some additional photos) from El Norte, click here. Download El Norte - GLS-V.
Next year, the Global Legal Skills Conference will return to its original home at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (But following a conference as successful as the one put on in Monterrey is sort of like having to follow the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics!)