II Graduate Conference on Latin American Law and Policy

The II Graduate Conference on Latin American Law and Policy took place on 7th March 2014 and brought to Oxford dozens of faculty members, doctoral candidates, and general public to discuss various contemporary socio-legal challenges on the continent. In his opening remarks, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Timothy Endicott, presented the event as a breakthrough, which has created an important opportunity for debating these issues and suggests promising links with the Latin American Centre, UCL, and law schools from Latin America. The Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Dr Fernanda Pirie, highlighted the rich variety of themes in the different panels. Dr Timothy Power, representing the Latin American Centre, also emphasized the importance of the conference and wished everyone a great event.

In their final remarks, the conference organisers echoed the opening remarks, to the effect that the conference has not only provided a comprehensive panoramic view of Latin American law and policy, but also to put these subjects in Oxford's intellectual map.

Photo: Chaired by Dr. Bettina Lange and observed by Jose Miguel Mendoza and Catherine Arias, Laura Bernal-Bermudez presents her paper at the second panel.