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Puebla Study Abroad Program

June 10 to June 29, 2013

The University of San Francisco offers a new three-week program at the Universidad Ibero Americana in Puebla, Mexico which focuses mostly on Human Rights and Legal Spanish.

Apply NowThe Universidad Ibero Americana Puebla is one of the most important private Jesuit university in Mexico. Its academic programs, both in the undergraduate and graduate schools have national and international prestige. It is located in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla is located to the east of Mexico City and west of the port of Veracruz, on the main route between the two. The city was founded in 1531. Due it its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Courses

Available Courses in Puebla   

   Instructor     Units    
International Human Rights Law Prof. De la Vega   2 
Legal Spanish Prof.  García   2 
Human Rights in Mexico Prof. Sanchez Hidalgo   1

 

International Human Rights (Prof. De la Vega)

This course will provide an introduction of the basic United Nations instruments and procedures addressing international human rights.  The substantive focus will include corporate accountability, right to housing, the prohibition against torture, women’s rights, and patterns of gross violations of human rights.

Legal Spanish (Prof. García)

The course constitutes a survey of the Mexican Legal System, focusing on the vocabulary necessary to understand legal concepts in the fields of Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Law.  The civil law system on which Mexican law is based will be compared to the common law system on which U.S. law is based. A brief look at Mexican legal history is included.

Human Rights in Mexico (Prof. Sanchez Hidalgo)

General objectives: The course unveils the concept of human rights within the Mexican legal system explaining their constitutional principles, their classification according to the rights protected or protected by law; analyzing the agencies and the various procedures for the protection of human rights; to have one idea clear on the meaning of human rights and its reality in Mexico.

Faculty

Connie de la Vega, BA (Scripps College), JD (UC Berkeley) - Professor and Academic Director of International Programs

Professor de la Vega writes extensively on international human rights law and participates in United Nations human rights meetings. She has submitted amicus briefs detailing international law standards to U.S. courts for juvenile death penalty and affirmative action cases, including Roper v. Simmons and Graham and Sullivan v. Florida. De la Vega is co-author of Human Rights Law: An Introduction (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), and serves on the advisory group for the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University. She established the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic at USF and is a founding member of Human Rights Advocates.

 

Beatriz Sánchez Hildago, BA and Master of Law (Universidad Ibero Americana)

Professor Sánchez Hildago lectures and writes on Foreign Trade Law, Law and Foreign Investment, Global Environment and Internal Law, and Legal Regime of Foreign Investment in Mexico. She holds a master degree in Business Law and Taxes from the Universidad Ibero Americana. She is also the coordinator of the Masters of Law.

 

Dulce Maria García y García  (Bio. to come)