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Constitutional Issues in the Americas Schedule

Fri., Nov. 9 and Sat., Nov. 10, 2012

Join us for one or both days. Registration is required. Register online.


Fri., Nov. 9, 2012

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, President of Duquesne University

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address
Ken Gormley, Dean and Professor, Duquesne University School of Law

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Current Constitutional Issues in the United States
The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Current Constitutional lssues in Mexico
Dr. Jose Gamas Torruco

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Current Constitutional Issues in Brazil
Professor Keith S. Rosenn

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Current Constitutional Issues in Canada
The Honorable John M. Evans

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Constitutional Adjudication in Argentina: Current Trends and Issues
Professor Alejandro M. Garro

Sat., Nov. 10, 2012

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.


9 a.m.-10 a.m.

The Process of "Deconstitutionalism"of the Venezuelan Constitutional State, as the Most Important Current Constitutional Issue in Venezuela
Dr. Allan R. Brewer-Carias

10 a.m.-11a.m.

Seeking Governance without Undermining the Constitutional Jurisdiction: The Costa Rican Case
Lic. Olman A. Rodriguez Loaiza

11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Current Constitutional Issues in Chile
Professor Dante Figueroa

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Current Constitutional Issues in Cuba
Professor Michael B. Wise

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Commentary and Concluding Discussion
Professor Susan Hascall and Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick