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Constitutional Enlightenment: An International Seminar Comes to Campus

Some of the most accomplished jurists from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe will discuss their countries’ constitutions at Constitutional Litigation: Procedural Protections of Constitutionalism in the Americas and Beyond on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, at Duquesne University.

Hosted by the School of Law, the seminar will bring into focus the adjudicatory procedures developed and utilized in Latin America, Canada, Europe and the U.S.

“Constitutional government requires juridical institutions and procedures for the interpretation and application of constitutional norms and principles,” said Robert Barker, Distinguished Professor of Law, who coordinated the seminar. “Much of the interpretation and application occurs through litigation.”

This is the fourth installment of international academic seminars at Duquesne on constitutional topics of importance to practicing lawyers and academic specialists.

“This event will bring together the foremost scholars, jurists and practitioners from around the globe to compare and contrast the models of government that drive and shape the rule of law in our various nation states,” said Law School Dean Ken Gormley.

Constitutional Litigation has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 12 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit. The event is presented in cooperation with the Inter-American Bar Association. Seating is limited and the deadline for registration is Monday, Nov.1. For more information, call 412.396.6282.

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