Mexican Law

Author: Stephen Zamora,Jose Ramon Cossio

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199288489

Category: Law

Page: 712

View: 8914


Mexican Law provides an overview of the Mexican legal system. In addition to setting forth rules and legal doctrines (with reference to the practical application of the law), this volume surveys the key institutions that make and enforce the law in Mexico, and places them in their historical and cultural context. The book makes frequent comparisons to United States legal doctrines and institutions, and provides a foundation for understanding the roles of law and legal institutions in shaping public and private life in Mexico. The volume surveys both public and private law, and provides examples of the practical application of the law. It discusses the discrepancies that exist between the written law (and the theories that underly it) and its application. Topics covered range from an overview of legal history to specific subjects such as labor law, family law, and constitutional rights. The volume also discusses the development of the Mexican legal system in the context of the dramatic internal political changes of the last two decades, which, coupled with the increased integration of Mexico with the world economy (and especially with that of the United States), have resulted in dramatic changes in the role of law and in the operation of legal institutions. The book discusses changes in the legislature and judiciary, which have assumed greater importance at the expense of executive power, and also surveys new institutions that have been created in an attempt to limit authoritarian control of Mexican society. In this way, it demonstrates how the legal system has been shaped by Mexico's rich history and unique socio-economic circumstances.

Mexican Law for the American Lawyer

Author: Jorge A. Vargas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594606342

Category: Law

Page: 661

View: 9405


Three special features make this book unique in many respects. First, the book has been written by an eminent group of Mexican practitioners and academicians recognized in Mexico for their legal expertise. These are attorneys working for prestigious law firms in Mexico who wrote their chapters having in mind the professional interest of American lawyers. Second, each of its seventeen chapters discusses a Mexican legal area commonly found in decisions rendered by state or federal courts in our country. These areas include personal injury, contracts, Fideicomisos, real estate, companies, Maquiladoras, promissory notes, family law, conflict of laws, letters rogatory, enforcement of judgments, etc. And third, most chapters include a legal glossary, a specialized bibliography and samples of practical Mexican legal documents. The book is current, well-written and has been prepared for the practical benefit of legal practitioners, judges and government officials who handle legal matters involving Mexican law, including business and law students. Mexican Law for the American Lawyer has been edited and co-authored by Prof. Jorge A. Vargas, a prolific author on Mexican law from the University of San Diego School of Law.

The Mexican Legal System

Author: Francisco Avalos

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313275654

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 4772


This reference guide to the laws and legal literature of Mexico has been designed carefully by a reference librarian for researchers who do not read or speak Spanish. This basic sourcebook provides answers to frequently asked questions, such as, "Which is the relevant code?" "Where can the text of the code be found?" and "What secondary material is available, especially in English?" The introduction describes Mexico's legal system and provides some historical background. The partially annotated bibliography is organized under 41 subject categories with subdivisions detailing the laws and then the sources for the text of the laws. An appendix provides a directory of publishers. Author and subject indexes follow.

Mexican Americans & the Law

El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido!

Author: Reynaldo Anaya Valencia

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816522798

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 1519


The experience of Mexican Americans in the United States has been marked by oppression at the hands of the legal systemÑbut it has also benefited from successful appeals to the same system. Mexican Americans and the Law illustrates how Mexican Americans have played crucial roles in mounting legal challenges regarding issues that directly affect their political, educational, and socioeconomic status. Each chapter highlights historical contexts, relevant laws, and policy concerns for a specific issue and features abridged versions of significant state and federal cases involving Mexican Americans. Beginning with People v. Zammora (1940), the trial that was a precursor to the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles during World War II, the authors lead students through some of the most important and precedent-setting cases in American law: - Educational equality: from segregation concerns in MŽndez v. Westminster (1946) to unequal funding in San Antonio Independent School District vs. Rodr’guez (1973) - Gender issues: reproductive rights in Madrigal v. Quilligan (1981), workplace discrimination in EEOC v. Hacienda Hotel (1989), sexual violence in Aguirre-Cervantes v. INS (2001) - Language rights: _–iguez v. Arizonans for Official English (1995), Garc’a v. Gloor (1980), Serna v. Portales Municipal Schools (1974) - Immigration-: search and seizure questions in U.S. v. Brignoni-Ponce (1975) and U.S. v. Mart’nez-Fuerte (1976); public benefits issues in Plyler v. Doe (1982) and League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson (1997) - Voting rights: redistricting in White v. Regester (1973) and Bush v. Vera (1996) - Affirmative action: Hopwood v. State of Texas (1996) and Coalition for Economic Equity v. Wilson (1997) - Criminal justice issues: equal protection in Hern‡ndez v. Texas (1954); jury service in Hern‡ndez v. New York (1991); self incrimination in Miranda v. Arizona (1966); access to legal counsel in Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) With coverage as timely as the 2003 Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, Mexican Americans and the Law offers invaluable insight into legal issues that have impacted Mexican Americans, other Latinos, other racial minorities, and all Americans. Discussion questions, suggested readings, and Internet sources help students better comprehend the intricacies of law.

Mexico and Its Legal System

Lawyers Essays on the Continuing Evolution


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781531009984


Page: 232

View: 5786


The ongoing evolution of Mexico¿s legal system reflects its dynamic national life. This work presents essays in polished English by nine lawyers, seasoned as practitioners and scholars, with deep experience of the country, and a foreword by Mexican constitutional scholar and historian Manuel González Oropeza. Together, they spotlight fundamental aspects of Mexico¿s legal system, often inadequately appreciated both within and outside Mexico. They highlight exciting developments that directly confront social demands for enhanced rule of law and access to justice, as well as the continuing challenges of conforming legal institutions to needs of contemporary society. The contributing authors provide insights essential to appreciate Mexican culture and society, its business environment, and the role of the legal system in assuring respect of rights and aspirations of justice. Their work offers understanding of Mexico and its legal system not only for those directly concerned with Mexico, but also to those desirous of understanding how one large and dynamic economy evolves key aspects of its legal system critical to its continued growth.

Mexico's Unrule of Law

Implementing Human Rights in Police and Judicial Reform Under Democratization

Author: Niels Uildriks,Nelia Tello Peón

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739128949

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 8842


Mexico's Unrule of Law: Human Rights and Police Reform Under Democratization looks at recent Mexican criminal justice reforms. Using Mexico City as a case study of the social and institutional realities, Niels Uildriks focuses on the evolving police and justice system within the county's long-term transition from authoritarian to democratic governance. By analyzing extensive and penetrating police surveys and interviews, he goes further to offer innovative ideas on how to simultaneously achieve greater community security, democratic policing, and adherence to human rights.

Mexico and the Law of the Sea

Contributions and Compromises

Author: Jorge A. Vargas

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004206205

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 6059


Mexico and the Law of the Sea: Contributions and Compromises examines Mexico’s legal work at the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea; its involvement at the regional Latin American meetings of Montevideo, Lima and Santo Domingo; and its current domestic legislation, in particular the Federal Oceans Act of 1986.

Mexican Law

A Treatise for Legal Practitioners and International Investors

Author: Jorge A. Vargas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business law

Page: N.A

View: 1021


Immigration Law and the U.S.ÐMexico Border

ÀS’ Se Puede?

Author: Kevin R. Johnson,Bernard Trujillo

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816527806

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 5285


Americans from radically different political persuasions agree on the need to ÒfixÓ the ÒbrokenÓ US immigration laws to address serious deficiencies and improve border enforcement. In Immigration Law and the USÐMexico Border, Kevin Johnson and Bernard Trujillo focus on what for many is at the core of the entire immigration debate in modern America: immigration from Mexico. In clear, reasonable prose, Johnson and Trujillo explore the long history of discrimination against US citizens of Mexican ancestry in the United States and the current movement against Òillegal aliensÓÑpersons depicted as not deserving fair treatment by US law. The authors argue that the United States has a special relationship with Mexico by virtue of sharing a 2,000-mile border and a Òland-grab of epic proportionsÓ when the United States ÒacquiredÓ nearly two-thirds of Mexican territory between 1836 and 1853. The authors explain US immigration law and policy in its many aspectsÑincluding the migration of labor, the place of state and local regulation over immigration, and the contributions of Mexican immigrants to the US economy. Their objective is to help thinking citizens on both sides of the border to sort through an issue with a long, emotional history that will undoubtedly continue to inflame politics until cooler, and better-informed, heads can prevail. The authors conclude by outlining possibilities for the future, sketching a possible movement to promote social justice. Great for use by students of immigration law, border studies, and Latino studies, this book will also be of interest to anyone wondering about the general state of immigration law as it pertains to our most troublesome border.

Mexican law of sales

a primer

Author: Julio Romañach

Publisher: Jura Division Lawrence Pub. Co.

ISBN: 9780963361035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 5016


Law of the U.s.-mexico Border

Cases and Materials

Author: Reich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594601644

Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 1822


This casebook is the first to focus on the interaction of the U.S. legal system with Mexican law in the border region. The work presents American court decisions supplemented with the author¿s commentary and study questions. As the U.S.-Mexico border has generated a wide array of controversies, the casebook covers boundary questions, border detentions, immigrants¿ rights, family law, real estate transactions, finance and trade, torts, crimes, environmental law, and Mexican law within the United States. It will teach law students in law, public policy, and undergraduate courses about the power and limitations of law in resolving border-related disputes.

Manifest Destinies

The Making of the Mexican American Race

Author: Laura E. Gómez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732054

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 1128


Watch the Author Interview on KNME In both the historic record and the popular imagination, the story of nineteenth-century westward expansion in America has been characterized by notions of annexation rather than colonialism, of opening rather than conquering, and of settling unpopulated lands rather than displacing existing populations. Using the territory that is now New Mexico as a case study, Manifest Destinies traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying particular attention to shifting meanings of race and law in the nineteenth century. Laura E. Gómez explores the central paradox of Mexican American racial status as entailing the law's designation of Mexican Americans as &#;“white” and their simultaneous social position as non-white in American society. She tells a neglected story of conflict, conquest, cooperation, and competition among Mexicans, Indians, and Euro-Americans, the region’s three main populations who were the key architects and victims of the laws that dictated what one’s race was and how people would be treated by the law according to one’s race. Gómez’s path breaking work—spanning the disciplines of law, history, and sociology—reveals how the construction of Mexicans as an American racial group proved central to the larger process of restructuring the American racial order from the Mexican War (1846–48) to the early twentieth century. The emphasis on white-over-black relations during this period has obscured the significant role played by the doctrine of Manifest Destiny and the colonization of northern Mexico in the racial subordination of black Americans.

Practical Guide to Buying Property in Mexico

Author: Garry Neil Musgrave

Publisher: JaliscoCondosOrg Publishing

ISBN: 0981353339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 1101


A guide to Mexico's civil law system helps foreigners learn the property buying process. A bonus section provides tips on how to choose a real estate agent plus practical matters such as utilities, fees, and insurance.

Cyber Law in Mexico

Author: Cristos Velasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041168559

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 8786


Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical guide to cyber law and– the law affecting information and communication technology (ICT) and– in Mexico covers every aspect of the subject, including intellectual property rights in the ICT sector, relevant competition rules, drafting and negotiating ICT-related contracts, electronic transactions, privacy issues, and computer crime. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the detailed explanation of specific characteristics of practice and procedure. Following a general introduction, the book assembles its information and guidance in seven main areas of practice: the regulatory framework of the electronic communications market; software protection, legal protection of databases or chips, and other intellectual property matters; contracts with regard to software licensing and network services, with special attention to case law in this area; rules with regard to electronic evidence, regulation of electronic signatures, electronic banking, and electronic commerce; specific laws and regulations with respect to the liability of network operators and service providers and related product liability; protection of individual persons in the context of the processing of personal data and confidentiality; and the application of substantive criminal law in the area of ICT. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Mexico will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative law in this relatively new and challenging field. and and

Empire of Law and Indian Justice in Colonial Mexico

Author: Brian Philip Owensby

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804758638

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 1285


Brian P. Owensby is Associate Professor in the University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History. He is the author of Intimate Ironies: Modernity and the Making of Middle-Class Lives in Brazil (Stanford, 1999).

Introduction to the Mexican Real Estate System

Author: William D. Signet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608704

Category: Law

Page: 273

View: 390


Introduction to the Mexican Real Estate System was written to fill a knowledge gap between foreign professionals, lenders, and investors, on the one hand, and the fascinating Latin country whose emerging economy, population, and opportunities will set the tone for North America development in the years to come. As the author says in his Introduction, One may well debate whether the Americanization of Mexico is better or worse than the Mexicanization of the United States, but there is no longer any question of the direction in which history is moving.Neither an arid legal treatise, nor a compendium of experiential anecdotes, the book attempts to strike the right balance between the general and the specific, between the deep background and the nitty-gritty of daily practice, to deliver to its readers a functional knowledge of the subject.