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CILC presents Rogelio Perez Perdomo

Monday, September 9

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall room 1001
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Professor Rogelio Perez Perdomo will give a lecture entitled, "Venezuelan Revolution and Legal Culture: The Case of homicide and Criminal Justice." In the last 15 years Venezuela has experienced radical political changes with a significant impact on the institutional setting and the law. The talk will present the main changes in the legal culture and particularly the case of homicides and the justice system.

Professor Perdomo studied law at Universidad Central de Venezuela (1959-64), philosophy and sociology of law at Paris (1964-66) and Harvard (1971-72). L1M (Harvard, 1972) and Dr. Ciencias/Derecho (SJD), Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1976.

Professor of law and former dean, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas. Frequent Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School since 1998. Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela (1967-1988) and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (1988-1998). Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (1977), Visiting Professor at University of the Basque Country (1991-1992), CIDE and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of UNAM, Mexico (2010). Florida International University College of Law, 2012.

Academic Director of Stanford Program for International Legal Studies (1999-2001), Scientific Director of Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (1991-92). President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law, International Sociological Association (1992-1995). International Scholarship Prize. Law and Society Association. 2011. Premio a la Investigación y Creación Intelectual. Universidad Metropolitana, 2005-2006.

Many academic publications. The most recent books are Justicia e injusticias en Venezuela (Academia de la Historia and Universidad Metropolitana, 2011) and Law in many societies (co-editors: Lawrence Friedman and Manuel Gómez, Stanford University Press, 2011). Present research lines: legal scholarship and legal culture.


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