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Need a Mexican Legal Dictionary? USD Law Prof. Jorge Vargas Has an App for That
San Diego (February 25, 2011) — Thomson Reuters has developed a Mexican Legal Dictionary application for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad edited by USD School of Law Professor Jorge A. Vargas.
The app includes 2,300 legal terms from Vargas’ book, Mexican Legal Dictionary, providing a quick reference guide for judges, government agencies and legal professionals with Mexican business clients, as well as law students and faculty studying Mexican law.
The app also features English and Spanish audio pronunciations and convenient search functionality, which builds search results as terms are entered that match the dictionary’s database of English to Spanish and Spanish to English terms.
"State and federal courts in the United States face an increasing need to be aware of legal developments and terms used in Mexican law," said Professor Vargas. "This mobile app for the Mexican Legal Dictionary will be an excellent resource."
The Mexican Legal Dictionary app is available for $29.99 from Apple’s App Store.
Note: Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, iPad and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
About USD School of Law Professor Jorge A. Vargas
Professor Jorge A. Vargas has been recognized as the most prolific writer on Mexican law in the United States after having authored seven books and over fifty law review articles on different Mexican legal topics. His major book, titled: Mexican Law: A Treatise for Legal Practitioners and International Investors (West, 4 vol., 1998 and 2001) is the leading treatise on Mexican law in this country. He recently published the first English translation of Mexico’s Federal Civil Code and the Commercial Code (West/Thomson, 2005), in a bilingual edition, annotated with cases decided by Mexico’s Supreme Court and the Circuit Collegiate Courts.
Professor Vargas has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, a Mexican law lecturer at NYU, a Fulbright Fellow at the U.S.-Mexico Lectureship Program, a Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UCSD (La Jolla) and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Vargas has published extensively in Mexico in Spanish, and he currently teaches, writes and lectures on Mexican law, comparative law, immigration law, law of the sea and international environmental law.
About Thomson Reuters
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About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law's nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
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