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UDC Law Students Visit and Study in Puerto Rico

Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Looney
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A second cohort of UDC Law students has arrived in the Caribbean to participate in the summer course Legal Issues in Puerto Rico offered by the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR). Originally conceived by the UDC Latino/a Law Students Association (LLSA) as a seminar and experiential learning program to address legal, political and social issues in the island, the one-week course has evolved after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017.

Group photo outside
Student Group - 2018 Summer Program

This year, UDC Law students will learn about the legal relations between Puerto Rico and the United States, common law and civil law traditions, human rights and legal issues faced by community organizations. In addition, students will visit the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the Forensic Sciences Institute and communities that are still recovering from the hurricanes.

“The UDC LLSA is grateful to UDC Law and the IAUPR for supporting the development of this summer course. We are committed to continue coordinating initiatives that allow UDC Law students to learn about the culture and struggles of the Hispanic communities across the United States,” said Margarita Varela, President of the UDC Latino/a Law Students Association.

Group photo in front of IAUPR
Student Group - 2017 Summer Program

 


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