Promoting the Rule of Law in Mexico International Conference

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  • Friday, June 10, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Hahn University Center, Forum

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


$30 (Free for USD Students)


The Justice in Mexico Program and the University of San Diego School of Law are pleased to invite you to our upcoming conference on “Promoting the Rule of Law in Mexico” on Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Hahn University Center Forum at the University of San Diego.

The conference will bring together respected U.S. and Mexican judges, legal scholars, and experts to discuss forthcoming reforms to the Mexican judicial system and their possible impacts in promoting greater accountability, transparency, and rule of law in Mexico.

University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 6.5 hours of general credit. Total cost for admission with MCLE credit is $45 and includes all reading materials, lunch, and Spanish/English translation services. To receive MCLE credit please RSVP here.

Deadline to RSVP for MCLE credit is June 5, 2016.

General admission is $30 and includes lunch and Spanish/English translation services. USD student admission is free (please be prepared to show ID at check-in). Please RSVP here.

Deadline to RSVP is June 5, 2016.


8:30-9:00 Conference Registration

9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks
Dean Stephen Ferruolo, School of Law, University of San Diego
Dr. David Shirk, Director of Justice in Mexico
Vice President Justin Bird, Sempra

9:20-9:40 Conference Introduction: Reflections on Mexico’s Justice Reform Efforts
Consejero Felipe Borrego (Consejo de la Judicatura Federal)

9:40-11:15 From the Bench: Judges’ take on Justice Reform
State Court Justice Pablo Hector González Villalobos (Poder Judicial de Chihuahua)
Consejero Felipe Borrego (Consejo de la Judicatura Federal)
Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon (Superior Court of Los Angeles County)
Judge Luciano Angulo (Poder Judicial de Baja California)
Judge Runston Maino (Superior Court of San Diego County)

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-1:00 Anti-Corruption Efforts in Mexico
Senator Armando Ríos Piter (Guerrero, Partido de la Revolución Democratica)
Dr. Marco A. Fernández (México Evalúa)

1:00-1:15 Break

1:15-2:30 Keynote Luncheon
Dr. Francisco Guerrero Aguirre (Secretary for Strengthening Democracy, Organization of American States)

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-4:30 Improving the Administration of Justice
Adjunct Director General Abel Galvan Gallardo (Procuraduría General de la República)
Ray Gattinella (Department of Justice)
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Ciaffa (Department of Justice)
State Court Justice Alejandro González Gómez (Poder Judicial de Michoacán)
Professor of Law Miguel Sarre Iguíniz (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)

4:30-5:00 Closing Remarks
Dr. David Shirk (Director, Justice in Mexico)
Alejandro Rios Rippa, Corporate Ethics and Litigation Director (IEnova/SEMPRA)





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