Legal Education Reform Index for Mexico, June 2011
Legal Education Reform Index for Mexico, June 2011


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Executive Summary

Mexico Background

Historical Context

Structure of the Legal Education System

Institutions Providing Legal Education

Recognized Law Degrees

Control and Oversight

Academic Process

Admission Standards


Graduation Requirements

Mexico LERI 2011 Analysis

Table of Factor Correlations

I. Licensing, Accreditation, and Evaluation

Factor 1: Regulation of Legal Education by a Duly Authorized Entity

Factor 2: Standards for Licensing and Accreditation

Factor 3: Licensing and Accreditation Procedure

Factor 4: Disciplinary and Enforcement Actions

II. Admission Policies and Requirements

Factor 5: Admission Examination and/or Other Entrance Standards

Factor 6: Non-­Discriminatory Admission

Factor 7: Special Admission Measures

III. Curriculum and Teaching Methodology

Factor 8: Comprehensive Curricula

Factor 9: Instruction in Ethics and Core Professional Values

Factor 10: Professional Skills Instruction

Factor 11: Teaching Methodologies

IV. Student Evaluation, Awarding of Degrees, and Recognition of Qualifications

Factor 12: Student Evaluation and/or Examination

Factor 13: Awarding of Degrees

Factor 14: Institutional Record­-Keeping

Factor 15: Recognition Frameworks and Networks

V. Faculty Qualifications and Conditions of Employment

Factor 16: Faculty Qualifications

Factor 17: Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure

Factor 18: Faculty Compensation

Factor 19: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Association for Law Faculty

VI. Institutional Holdings and Capacities

Factor 20: Access to Legal Materials

Factor 21: Physical Facilities and Technological Capacities

Factor 22: Class Size and Administrative/Support Staff

List of Acronyms

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