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California Western’s Maestría Program Celebrates Fourth Graduation

Maestría Program Celebrates Fourth Graduation

This past weekend, California Western’s Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho y Justicia (ILDJ) or Latin American Institute of Law and Justice under the direction of Prof. Justin Brooks and Dr. Karen Sigmond celebrated the graduation of its fourth class of students who completed the one year accelerated online LL.M. program in Spanish, the Maestría en Derecho con Especlallzacion en Litigación Oral.

Graduates came from across Latin America, including Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and El Salvador.

One of the graduates, Oscar García, said, “Thank you so much to Cal Western and the Latin American Institute team who made this dream possible!”

The Maestría is an online academic program for licensed attorneys taught entirely in Spanish, offering participating students additional knowledge and practice for professional development.

Commenting on the success of the program, Dr. Sigmond said, “Our Maestría en Derecho program alumni now total 304 students, and we continue to grow in student applications every year. We accepted the fifth generation of 103 incoming students this past August.”

The opportunity to earn a law degree in Spanish from an American law school is unique to California Western, and the Maestría is one of four programs offered by the ILDJ. The other three programs are ACCESO Capacitación, the Mexican Moot Court Program, and REDlnocente.

For more information on the Maestría en Derecho program visit: