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UArizona to offer course in Mexican policy and law

First-of-its-kind certificate program in U.S.
Posted at 10:27 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 00:38:06-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new certificate program is coming to the University of Arizona, and staff members say it's the first-of-its-kind in the country.

UArizona's College of Law partnered with Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico to teach Mexican public law and policy.

The course will go over Mexican constitutional law, human rights, electoral systems, public policy, and more.

Associate Dean Kathie Barnes says the College of Law has been interested in working with schools globally, and this course has been in the works for the past year.

The certificate program will be taught in Spanish by Mexican scholars, although bilingual staff will be available for help, Barnes said.

Most students are expected to be attorneys, judges, business leaders, and people dealing with trade or immigration issues. The course is open to anyone.

Barnes says the program will open the doors for both countries to learn from each other when it comes to public law and policy.

The certificate program starts in Jan. 2020 and will be available in person and online.