On March 10-13, 2016, NACLE faculty and students gathered at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico for this year’s workshop, “Lawyering and Judging in a Global Context: Challenges for the Profession and Legal Education in North America.” The 2016 Workshop stressed the challenges that North American integration poses to the governance and to the performance of lawyers, judges and legal educators. The Program Chairs – Professors Gabriel Cavazos (ITESM), Richard Devlin (Dalhousie), and Elizabeth Trujillo (Suffolk) – prepared an outstanding program.
Monterrey is a beautiful and dynamic city. NACLE faculty and students stayed in the Gran Hotel Ancira, a historic hotel located in the heart of Monterrey’s art district, where attendees enjoyed receptions, panel discussions and the celebration of our NACLE Scholars, student paper winners of the NACLE Scholar Competition.
NACLE Workshops, held every two years, provide the unique opportunity to build our North American community and promote the dynamic exchange of ideas among law professors and students from NACLE’s member law schools in Canada, Mexico and the United States. NACLE Workshops are intended to be inclusive, and the overall theme is not intended to limit the formation of any panel or seminar that would interest our members.
We are thankful for the success of this year’s Workshop, thanks to faculty, students and sponsors, and look forward to seeing you at future Workshops.
In regards to future Workshops: if a professor from a NACLE member law school would like to participate in one of the panels, either as a presenter or as a commentator, please contact the Convenor of the panel, whose name and contact information can be found on the draft program. As in past Workshops, NACLE will provide cost of hotel accommodations for NACLE faculty. NACLE will pay for up to three hotel rooms for faculty from NACLE member law schools. If more than three faculty attend from a single NACLE member law school, we may be able to provide additional rooms, or we will ask faculty from the same school to share rooms. We ask NACLE member law schools to fund the air travel of faculty, but the cost of hotel accommodations, and most meals, will be provided by NACLE and by the host institution. NACLE will provide the cost of air travel and hotel accommodations to NACLE Scholars (student paper winners).