Top legal adviser to speak at UF Law Thursday

Published: November 14th, 2011

Category: Clinics, Events, News Briefs

Environmental protection has become a key aspect of the international trade law regime.

On Thursday the UF Law Costa Rica Program & Conservation Clinic, the Center for Latin American Studies, and Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution will host Dr. Mario Mancilla, the legal adviser to the Secretariat of Environmental Matters (SEM) of the Dominican Republic – Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).

Mancilla will present “Environmental Dispute Resolution under the CAFTA-DR: Obstacles and Opportunities.”

He will describe the difficulties inherent in environmental disputes among the CAFTA countries (including the United States), the role of the SEM in resolving these disputes, and the increasing importance of environmental dispute resolution within trade agreements.

The talk will take place at noon in the Faculty Dining Room and a light lunch will be provided.