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Tulane Latin American Law Institute Rescheduled, December 1-3, 2004

October 20, 2004

The Latin American Law Institute has been rescheduled for December 1-3, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The December program will include a few new topics and speakers. The 2004 Institute includes sessions on:

- The Growing Influence of Latin Americans in the U.S. presented by JORGE MAS SANTOS, Chairman of MasTec, Inc. and Chairman, Cuban American National Foundation, Miami

- Consequences of the Amendments to the Bolivia Oil and Gas Laws presented by GONZALO SANCHEZ de LOZADA, Former President of Bolivia,

- The Latin American Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration with KRISHNA RAJ  URS, Director,  Office of Regional Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

- Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Putting the Brakes on Development with SARAH HAMILTON, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

- World Supply and Demand for Energy presented by CLAIBORNE P. DEMING, President & CEO, Murphy Oil Corporation

- The Western Hemisphere Energy Equation – A Unique Latin American Opportunity with ING. LUIS MARIN, CEO, CITGO Oil Co.

- OPEC’s Revival Post Saddam, Price Band Resolutions and Iraq’s Role presented by DR. ALVARO   SILVA CALDERON, Ex-Secretary General of OPEC

- An Analysis of the Pemex, Petrobras and PDVSA Service Contracts with DR. LUIS ENRIQUE CUERVO, Adjunct Professor, International Oil and Gas Law, Tulane Law School, attorney with Fowler Rodriguez Chalos

- The Enron Debacle: Lessons for Latin America presented by Bala G. Dharan, PhD, CPA, Professor, Rice University

- Potential Changes to Mexico’s Constitution and Laws that may Favor Foreign Investment in the Energy Industry with JOSE ZOZAYA, General Counsel, Exxon Mobil

- The Regulatory Framework of the Brazilian Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges to Foreign Investors, presented by JON P. VAGUE, attorney with Castro, Barros, Sobral and Gomez, Brasil

- Impact of Legal Regimes on Stranded Gas Opportunities in Latin America with ELMER A. JOHNSTON, Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, Harken Energy Corporation

- Preservation of Cultural Protected Sites with GARY PAULSON, Assistant General Counsel, British Petroleum

- The Oil and Gas Industry in Peru: Current Laws and New Opportunities presented by RAUL LOZANO MERINO, Attorney at Law, Peru

- An Overview of Changes to U.S. Immigration Laws after 9/11 with LAWRENCE B. FABACHER, III, Attorney at Law, New Orleans

- The Impact of 9/11 on Latin America/U.S. Trade presented by PAUL M. HEYLMAN, attorney with Shemeltzer, Aptaker & Sheppard, Washington, D.C.

- Guantanamo, International Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Extradition post Noriega presented by RICHARD SHARPSTEIN, attorney with Jorden Burt, Miami

- The Challenges of International Litigation in Latin America with JOSE SARIEGO, Senior Vice President Business & Legal Affairs, HBO Latin America, Miami

- Experiences of an Anti-Corruption Judge presented by JUSTICE GUILLERMO RUIZ POLANCO , Former Justice of Spain’s Audiencia Nacional, Madrid

- Democracy, Public Access and International Justice with PROFESOR ERIC DANNENMAEIR, Tulane Law School, New Orleans

- Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Developments in Latin America, a panel discussion with WILLIAM MARSH, Deputy General Counsel, Baker Hughes Incorporated,  TROY HATCH, Senior Operations Counsel BellSouth Corporation & Chair of the Carter Center Counsel For Ethical Business Practices and LUIS ANDUEZA, attorney with Macloed Dixon, Caracas

- A Project for TLALI:  After Castro, How to Transition Cuba From Communism to Democracy? Presented by AGUSTIN DE GOYTISOLO, Attorney at Law, Miami

- Panel Discussion on Cuba lead by RAUL J. VALDES-FAULI of Steel Hector & Davis, Miami and LUIS SANCHO y MARTINEZ-PARDO of Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Madrid

-PLUS  MITCH LANDRIEU, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana will discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Louisiana at the Wednesday Luncheon

Registration fee includes the 2 ½ day seminar, written course materials, continental breakfast and lunch both days. Registrants can also attend the Institute for just one day or one-half day. Registration for a one day session is $225 and a half-day session is $100. Registrants and guests are invited to an optional Opening Reception at Antoine’s Restaurant on Wednesday evening. Tickets for the opening reception can be purchased with your registration.

Click here to register on-line for the Latin American Law Institute or contact the Tulane Law School Office of Continuing Legal Education at aschumac@law.tulane.edu or call 504-865-5900 for more details.


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