Mexican students enrolled in the Suffolk Law LL.M. program in Global Law and Technology now have an alternative way of be-coming an “abogado,” or lawyer, in Mexico.
Building on an existing student exchange agreement, Suffolk Law and Universidad Panamericana (UPG) in Guadalajara, Mexico, recently signed an exclusive pact that allows UPG graduates to practice law in their home country upon completion of the Suffolk Law LL.M. program.
Previously, UPG graduates could not practice solo or appear in court in Mexico until they had served a five-year apprenticeship and either completed a Continuing Legal Education program or written a lengthy dissertation.
“This succeeds in both advancing the internationalization of legal education and furthering the reform of the legal profession in Mexico,” says Professor Stephen Hicks, academic director of graduate programs. “It is also important because Mexico is our second biggest trading partner, and our programs need to grow in the direction of our future global business and political partners.”
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