When the Inquisitorial and Adversary Systems Collide: Teaching Trial Advocacy to Latin American Lawyers


The first part of the article reviews the principal differences in the two systems as it affects trial procedure. The article then reviews those aspects of accusatorial trial proceedings that caused the greatest degree of discomfort to the foreign lawyers. Finally, the article attempts to posit a few recommendations that should help not only to ease the transition process but also to anticipate the next level of procedural and substantive obstacles.


Comparative and Foreign Law | International Law | Jurisprudence | Legal Education | Legal Profession

Date of this Version

March 2006