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Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)

Event Date

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 3:45pm - 5:45pm

Location

Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111), UT Law School

Description

Jonathan Miller is Professor of Law at the Southwestern Law School. An internationally recognized scholar on Latin American legal institutions, his research focuses on Argentine constitutional law and civil liberties law. He is author of numerous casebooks and articles in both English and Spanish, most recently "Transplants, Legal Exports As," in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives (ed. David C. Clark; Sage Publications, 2007), "Inter-American Law," in International Legal Developments in Review (co-editor with Meaghan McGrath Beaumont, 2004), and "A Typology of Legal Transplants: Using Sociology, Legal History and Argentine Examples to Explain the Transplant Process," in The American Journal of Comparative Law (Fall 2003). A Fulbright Scholar, Jervey Fellow from Columbia's Parker School of Comparative and International Law, as well as recipient of a grant from the J. Roderick McArthur Foundation, Professor Miller taught at the University of Buenos Aires and worked at the Argentine Supreme Court. He served as a consultant for Lexis/Nexis on establishing online legal research systems in Argentina and Chile as well as completed pro bono activities representing victims of human rights violations by the Argentine military government of 1976-83. He was decorated as an "Oficial de la Orden de Mayo" by the Argentine government in 2008 for his work on behalf of Victor SaldaƱo, an Argentine citizen on the Texas death row. Professor Miller holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Columbia University.

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This event is sponsored by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.