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Spring 2012
5297 Introduction to the Law of Mexico - PINTO-LEON- 24326
Added 5-10-11

Professor(s): Ignacio  Pinto-Leon (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 121  TU2

Course Outline: This course will provide a general introduction to the Mexican legal system. Topics to be covered will include an overview of Mexican legal history; Mexican constitutional law; the Mexican judicial system; introduction to civil and commercial law; real estate law; civil procedure; and criminal law. The course will also include an introduction to conducting basic research on Mexican law. We will also cover transborder litigation and enforcement of foreign judgments in Mexico The grade for this course will be determined by students' performance on 2-hour open book final exam.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus (pdf)

Course Notes: Professor: Ignacio Pinto-Leon  Ignacio Pinto-León is a Houston-based lawyer who specializes in advising law firms, companies, and individuals on all aspects of Mexican law. He is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in New York. While in Mexico, he specialized in litigation, and in the United States, he has appeared as an expert witness on Mexican law in federal and state courts. He also serves as a consultant to the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston. For more information, visit


First Day Assignments: Supplmentary Reading (pdf)

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 4-6pm  111 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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