From the 2007 News Archive
Argentinean Supreme Court Justices and Ambassador to Visit School of Law on Oct. 4
Chief Justice Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti and Justice Juan Carlos Maqueda of Argentina’s Supreme Court, along with Argentinean Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Octavio Bordon, will visit and tour the School of Law on Oct. 4. They will meet with students for a question and answer session in the Ceremonial Court Room at 11:30 a.m., then speak at a faculty luncheon. Both Dr. Lorenzetti and Dr. Maqueda have played a major role in restoring respect for the rule of law in Argentina as the Argentine Supreme Court has issued path-breaking decisions concerning humans rights and environmental law.
Dr. Lorenzetti has been a sitting justice on the Supreme Court since 2004, and its Chief Justice since January 1, 2007. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Dr. Lorenzetti was in private practice in Rafaela, Santa Fe Province, counseling labor unions and examining the civil liability of physicians in the exercise of their profession. He has given hundreds of lectures and has taught in a number of law schools throughout Argentina. He has published more than 30 books and has authored numerous articles for publication.
Dr. Maqueda was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2002 after a long and distinguished career in both public and private service. He has held numerous elected and nominated positions in the Argentine judiciary and government, and has taught in the fields of history, political science, and constitutional law at the Catholic University of Cordova.
A former Argentine presidential candidate, Ambassador Bordon has been serving as the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the United States since June 2003. A former professor of political sociology as well as an Executive Committee member of the Argentine Council for International Relations in Argentina (CARI) and a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Relations, Ambassador Bordon has been the president of Fundacion Andina since 1982.