Academic Support Activities on WTO Dispute Settlement Take Place in Guadalajara and Mexico City
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
A series of outreach activities were conducted at the Universidad de Guadalajara and Tec de Monterrey (Guadalajara campus) by WTO Chair for Mexico Professor Bradly Condon from ITAM. The first series of conferences took place from August 22 to 24, 2018 which featured presentations by Maria Pereyra, Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division and Dr. Edna Ramirez Robles, Professor at the University of Guadalajara. The presenters also served as judges in a moot court after which they presented a course on the WTO dispute settlement system to 60 students and professors at Tec de Monterrey. A course on the WTO dispute settlement system was also presented to 40 students and professors at the University of Guadalajara. The three-day conference concluded with a luncheon talk on the WTO dispute settlement system hosted by the private sector in Guadalajara.
The second conference series was held from August 27 to 29, 2018, where Maria Pereyra and Dr. Edna Ramirez Robles delivered a three-day advanced dispute settlement course at ITAM (Mexico City). The course was aimed towards Mexican government officials, professors and students and focused on the practice of WTO dispute settlement with simulations to improve drafting and oral litigation skills. A round table discussion was led by Carlos Vejar (Holland & Knight), Mateo Diego-Fernandez (AGON), Bradly Condon, Maria Pereyra and Dr. Edna Ramirez Robles highlighting the challenges faced by the WTO dispute settlement system.