Ms. Claudia Castro Valle, a Lecturer in Environmental Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, and General Theory of the State at Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is visiting at the LSU Law Center as a CCLS guest researcher, from February 25 to April 7, 2017. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Valencia School of Law (Spain), and her research topic is “Mass litigation for transboundary environmental tort in Central America.”
On April 4, Ms. Claudia Castro Valle presented on “The basic elements for a uniform Private International Law model to expedite transboundary Mass Tort Environmental Litigation in Central America.” The event was coordinated both by the Center of Civil Law Studies and the Hispanic Law Students Association. The discussion combined expert comparative law analysis of seven legal systems (six civil law jurisdictions plus a common law one, Belize) with the complexity of a private international law approach. Dr. Hector Zapata, the LSU Associate Vice Provost for International Programs, also from Honduras, attended the event.