Consistent with the mission of FIU College of Law, the Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI) aims to create a platform to strengthen the College of Law’s domestic and international presence, to expand its outreach to the private and public sectors, and to play a critical role in helping the global legal community address issues of critical importance.
Given FIU College of Law’s geographical location at the crossroads of Latin America and its commitment to academic excellence and research in a globalized world, the GLSI also aspires to serve as a hub for the exchange of ideas, innovative research, independent policy-making, and outreach activities geared to understand and find solutions to the challenges of today’s global legal environment.
The GLSI is currently involved or intends to become directly engaged and promote collaboration on three interconnected themes:
International litigation and arbitration
- Annual International Arbitration Summit
- The Globalization of Collective Litigation international conference
- “The use of Commercial Arbitration in Latin America” research project
- Clearinghouse on Collective Litigation in Latin America
- November 5-6, 2010 Current Developments in Investment Arbitration hosted by Florida International University College of Law and Instituto Latinoamericano de Arbitraje.
- December 10-11, 2010: 4th Annual Conference on The Globalization of Class Actions hosted by Florida International University College of Law.
Rule of Law, governance and good practices
- Corruption and other Challenges to Cross-border Legal Practice in the Americas Summit
- Challenges to cross-border legal practice conference
- Corruption online database
- Innovations in legal education in Latin America
Law and Other Disciplines
- More info at: www.AmericasVCConference.com
The GLSI is actively seeking additional funding sources to expand its activities, to sponsor innovative research, independent policy making, and outreach to the community.
Staff and Contact Information
Manuel A. Gomez
Coordinator of International Legal Programs
Associate Professor of Law
(305) 348-1158 (phone)
(305) 348-2282 (fax)