2023 Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law

Wednesday, February 01, 2023
12:45 PM1:45 PM
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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 12:45p.m.–1:45p.m.
Preston Hall, Tudor Room
78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

Reception to Follow – Registration Required

In-person event / Broadcast Live via Zoom
1 PD credit will be awarded to students who attend in person. 
PD credit will not be awarded for Zoom attendance.

Jorge Islas López was appointed Consul General of Mexico in New York by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the unanimous ratification of the Senate of the Mexican Republic in 2019. As an active promotor of human rights, one of his main priorities as Consul General is to defend immigrant rights, regardless of their status. Mr. Islas is recognized nationwide in the private and public sector for his expertise in Constitutional Law and as a human rights defender. 

A true pioneer, Mr. Islas wrote the first federal legislation in Mexico regarding class actions (2008-2009) and transparency and access to public information (2002) (Freedom of Information Act). He has also authored constitutional reforms of the states of Oaxaca and Michoacán, and served as advisor for Mexico City's first constitution. Additionally, Consul Lopez was appointed by Rector Juan Ramón de la Fuente to serve as Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México´s (UNAM´s) General Counsel from 2004 to February 2008. He is also a distinguished constitutional law tenure Professor at two prestigious universities in Mexico: UNAM and ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). He established the first course on the right to information in Mexico and Latin America and currently holds the Chair “Giovanni Sartori” at UNAM Law School.

Additionally, Mr. Islas is an editorialist for El Universal, the largest newspaper in Mexico. He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York. 

The Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law honors F. Blaine Sloan for developing the international law studies program at Pace. A member of the United Nations Legal Office for three decades and Director of the General Legal Division, Professor Sloan contributed significantly to the development of private and public international law. Learn more.

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