School of Law Forges Strong Bond with Leading Mexican University

Nathalie Martin and Mexican University Personnel
(From Left to Right): Dr. Pedro Grasa Soler, president of TEC de Monterrey, State of Mexico campus; Professor Nathalie Martin; Professor Nuri Cortina Flores, International Programs in Law coordinator at TEC de Monterrey; Dr.Virgilio Bravo Peralta, director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at TEC de Monterrey.

Professor Nathalie Martin recently spent a few days at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City as part of a growing exchange between one of Mexico’s leading universities and the UNM School of Law. During her visit, she shared her expertise on U.S. bankruptcy law with international business law students of Professor Nuri Cortina Flores.  Professor Cortina had visited the UNM law school last fall.

The following morning, Martin spoke to the Asociación Nacional de Abogadas del Empresa, Colegio de Abogadas (The National Association of Corporate Lawyers), where she discussed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Later that day, she presented the keynote address at a conference about the financial crisis sponsored by the law school’s Chapter of Phi Delta Phi. The title of address, which was in question and answer form, was, “Legal Aspects of the U.S. Financial Crisis.”

In addition to Professor Cortina’s recent visit to the UNM School of Law, last summer, Lorena Garate, a law student at the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s State of Mexico campus, worked as an intern at the Rodey Law Firm.

“It’s exciting to work across the border with our colleagues in Mexico,” says Martin. “I look forward to a long, fruitful and important relationship between the two schools.”