Professor Alejandro Mayagoitia of the Panamerican University (Mexico City) spoke at the College of Law on ”Law and Nobility in Colonial Spanish America.”
Alejandro Mayagoitia received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He taught Roman law and teaches Mexican legal history and medieval and modern law at the Universidad Panamerica. Alejandro is one of Mexico’s most respected legal historians and genealogists, and he has published over 75 articles, essays, and other academic studies.
He was at FIU to work with the Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy, a newly acquired collection of books and manuscripts in Special Collections of the Green Library. The collection is made up of over 5,000 volumes and 900 unpublished letters containing genealogy information from Cuba, as well as other Latin American countries and Europe.