US-Mexico Center at UHLC makes progress in bi-national relations

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Dec. 9, 2013 – The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center has made great strides since its founding 18 months ago, undertaking two major research projects, conducting timely briefings on important international events, and fostering internships and graduate studies.

Under the directorship of Professor Stephen Zamora, the privately-funded center draws upon experts in law and other fields from both countries to research issues that affect the two nations with the goal of reaching mutual understanding and bettering relations.

Zamora recently updated friends and supporters of the center in an end-of-the year report outlining various projects and programs.

Research is currently under way to examine regulation of transboundary oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico and the significant legal, institutional, and regulatory challenges that must be resolved as interaction between the two countries intensifies.

The second project deals with cross-border legal services, assessing how lawyers represent clients on the opposite side of the border, how they are regulated, and the level of their legal education.

The center also oversees Mutual Cooperation Agreements with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the state-owned petroleum company, Pemex. These agreements provide scholarships for Mexican lawyers to earn LL.M. degrees at the Law Center and summer internships for UHLC students in return.

Click here to read more about the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law.

Click here to read the Annual Meeting of The Advisory Board 2013 Report

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