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Global experts convene at Loyola to discuss transparency in government

Loyola press release - October 29, 2012

Is today's information society really the best breeding ground for transparency in government? Scholars hailing from Europe and North America will convene at Loyola University New Orleans to discuss that question along with the many facets of openness in government for the XIIth Congress of the International Association of Legal Methodology. The free two-day event hosted by the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It takes place in room 308 of the College of Law. The event is open to the public, but registration is recommended.

College of Law Dean María Pabón López, J.D., and Jean-Yves Chérot, IALM president and law professor from Aix Marseille Université, will offer opening remarks. A full list of speakers and topics is available online.

Sessions include “Transparency of Legislative Procedure,” “Criminal Justice Through the Prism of Transparency,” “Transparency of the Judicial Process in Modern Technological Courtrooms” and “Transparency and Private Law Contracts,” among others.

According to Loyola College of Law professor Dominique Custos, Ph.D., the Judge John D. Wessel Distinguished Professor of Law and organizer of this event, the requirement that government must operate in the sunshine radiates throughout the legislative, executive and judicial branches and is essential to holding public officials accountable for their actions.

“Transparency also informs contractual dealings whether in public procurement or among private parties,” Custos said.

For more information, contact Custos at dcustos@loyno.edu or 504-861-5660.

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