An Overview of Mexico's System of Legal Education

Luis Fernando Pérez Hurtado

Abstract

This article summarizes the central elements of Mexico´s system of legal education, specifically referring to the study of a Licenciatura en Derecho [a law degree] and the process to obtain a license to practice law. This study describes and analyzes three issues in particular: a) the licensing process; b) the content and structure of law programs; and c) the increase in the number of law schools over the last decade, focusing on the causes and characteristics of this growth.

Keywords

Bachelors´ degree in law; license; law school; legal programs; and growth

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