Political, economic and legal justice and the rule of law have been important public goals for many states, governments and reformers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite centuries of effort, the social benefits anticipated from such policies continue to elude many people and communities in the region.

The Law and Justice in the Americas program brings Boston College Law School faculty and students together to pursue law reform and justice projects in the Americas. When Program faculty undertake a project, students are invited to apply for the position of Program Fellow. Depending upon the nature of the project, Fellows may prepare a paper under faculty supervision for publication as part of the Program’s Working Papers Series. Not all projects lend themselves to development of a working paper, but where possible, such papers offer Fellows the particular satisfaction of contributing to the literature on a particular subject of interest to the legal and policy communities.


Submissions from 2003


Habeas Corpus Reform in El Salvador, Mary Holper