CGR Quick Links
Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas
The Center for Governmental Responsibility directs the Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas, in cooperation with the Law and Policy in the Americas Program. The overall focus of the conference is related to the rule of law and justice reform throughout the Americas. Agendas have included presentations on international trade, legal education, financial crimes, justice reform, human rights, alternative dispute resolution, economic integration, legal education and professionalism, privacy, press freedom, environment, property rights, and international tax issues.
The Conference alternates between Gainesville, Florida, and locations throughout the Americas. To date, the conference has been held in San Jose, Costa Rica; Lima, Peru; Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Participants in the conference include lawyers, policy makers, law professors, judges, law students, journalists, and business professionals. They represent countries from throughout the Americas.
The conference is designed to provide a venue for scholars, business and government leaders in the Americas to analyze legal and policy issues of importance to the countries of this hemisphere, with the goal of fostering programs and faculty interests of the University of Florida.
14th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas
May 13-14, 2013
University of Florida Levin College of Law
The 2013 conference, like its predecessors, examined current legal issues in the hemisphere, while continuing to strengthen our partnerships throughout the region. The 2013 and 2014 conferences focus on human rights in Colombia.
15th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas
May, 2014 in Colombia
We will be announcing information about the 2014 conference in Colombia soon. Please contact Lenny Kennedy (email@example.com) for further information.