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Duquesne Law School Hosting Director of Judicial School of Costa Rica

The Duquesne University School of Law will host Dr. Marvin Carvajal, director of the Judicial School of Costa Rica and a professor of law at the University of Costa Rica, as a visiting international professor from Monday, Oct. 8, to Tuesday, Oct 16. 

The visit is in conjunction with a five-year academic cooperation agreement with the School of Law signed with the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Costa Rica in March. The partnership is the only one of its kind that Costa Rica's Supreme Court has with a law school.

During his visit, Carvajal will deliver guest lectures, observe classes and clinics, and meet with state and federal judges and Duquesne University officials. 

"Dr. Carvajal is one of Costa Rica's most distinguished jurists and the person directly responsible for the continuing education of judges in the country," said Distinguished Professor of Law Robert S. Barker. "We at the law school are most fortunate in having him as our first visiting international professor under the academic cooperation agreement with the Supreme Court of Costa Rica."

Carvajal's visit is the first in what is anticipated to be a series of exchanges and other cooperative programs through the agreement, which was developed to enhance legal and judicial education, improve and modernize the administration of justice and advance the rule of law.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.