Law School Hosts Legal Delegation from South America
On September 25, the IU School of Law – Indianapolis hosted a delegation of lawyers, judges, law professors, constitutional scholars, ministry officials and journalists from a dozen South American countries . The U.S. State Department sponsored this visit to help these officials examine the U.S. civil, criminal, military and juvenile justice systems and explore legal education and the practice of law. The program on the 25th included discussions on a range of topics, including judicial case management, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, plea bargaining, trial by jury, juvenile justice, the civil rights movement, affirmative action, family law, domestic violence, human rights, judicial activism and indigenous dispute resolution. It also focuses on legal education for foreign students and officials in the U.S. The proceedings were conducted in Spanish with interpretation. Professor George E. Edwards organized the delegation’s visit to the law school.