Course Description

LAW 931 - Constitutional Problems of the US-Mexico Border

The United States-México border is one of the largest in the world with 1952 miles of extension. Its historical background and further development makes it very asymmetrical: richer in the Pacific Ocean and poorer in the Gulf of Mexico. Wealthier at the north and poorer at the South. The income per capita in the Mexican borderland is higher than in the rest of the Country, but in contrast, the United States at the south they observe the lowest income. Population growth is also contrasting in the Mexican side that is increasing but it is not in the United States. Besides these facts, Common Law is developed highly in the US and Civil Law is set in Mexico. Other problems are common though: water resources, crime rates, legal enforcement, education, language rights and discriminatory practices are usual items in the border agenda.

It follows a reading list that is required to prepare before each session during these two-weeks period. At the end a paper needs to be delivered with a short oral exposition in order to evaluate the course.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Immigration Law; International & Comparative Law - International Business and Trade Law; International & Comparative Law - International, Comparative, and Foreign Law; International & Comparative Law - International Human Rights; Mini-Courses;