Victoria University (Australia) Students Visiting for 2-week Intensive Course

A group of 15 law students from Victoria University (Australia) are currently visiting the College of Law for the 2-week intensive course “Law and Dispute Resolution in the United States of America: Litigation, arbitration, and mediation”. This program is hosted by FIU Law, and co-led by Manuel A. Gómez and Gilberto Guerrero-Rocca from FIU, and Nussen Ainsworth from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia). In addition to Gómez and Guerrero-Rocca, the students have benefited immensely from lectures by prominent lecturers with vast professional and academic experience, that included: Hon. Thomas Logue (3rd District Court of Appeals, Florida), H. Scott Fingerhut (FIU), Luis Ortiz (InterJuris), Hernando Díaz-Candia (WDA Legal), and Paul C. Mason and Nazareth Zerpa who led a three-day basic training on mediation.

Other activities organized for the students included, attending oral arguments at the 3rd District Court of Appeals and had a private Q&A session with the judges; a visit to the offices of Hogan Lovells US LLP and the American Arbitration Association in downtown Miami, and a private tour to the FIU-Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach.

For more information about this and other programs of the Global Legal Studies Initiative, contact Lisbeth D’Lima (ldlima@fiu.edu).