MIAMI (March 28, 2012) – Professor Rogelio Perez-Perdomo delivered the fourth and final lecture in his series of lectures on the Latin American legal culture; the talk was entitled “Legal Scholars and Legal Culture in Latin America: A Comparative Perspective.” Perez-Perdomo is the Latin American Law Visiting Professor for 2012 hosted by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a collaborative endeavor between the University of Miami and Florida International University. He is Professor of Law at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, and continues to serve as a frequent Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. His most recent books include Justicia e injusticias en Venezuela (2011) and Law in Many Societies (2011), co-edited with Lawrence Friedman (Stanford) and Manuel A. Gomez (FIU). Professor Gomez commented on Professor Perez-Perdomo’s presentation.
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