Monday, January 24, 2011

Two DU LLM Graduates Who Practice Law in Argentina to Speak January 27 About Latin American Natural Resources Developments

Two Latin American natural resources experts, Diego Parravicini and Leonardo Rodriguez, who are graduates of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will speak about recent developments in the Latin American natural resources sector on Thursday, January 27, at the College of Law.

The presentation, which will take the form of a video conference from Buenos Aries, where the two men work, to Denver, will take place in room 270 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Mr. Parravicini will address natural resources developments in Argentina while Mr. Rodriguez will talk about Chinese interest in investing in Latin America. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

Mr. Parravicini earned an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 2009. While at DU, he was awarded a Scholastic Excellence Award for International Environmental Law. Following his study at DU, he worked as a foreign attorney at the office of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP in Denver. Currently he works at Estudio Beccar Varela in Argentina. His practice areas include natural resources and environmental law.

Mr. Rodriguez earned an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 2008. While at DU, he earned the 2007-2008 Outstanding Student Award in the LLM program. Following graduation from DU, Mr. Rodriguez worked as a foreign associate in the mining law department of Holland & Hart in Denver. Mr. Rodriguez, whose current work focuses on mining law, has been a member of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal since 2000.

Don C. Smith, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at DU, said, "The world's need for natural resources is steadily rising. One of the areas of the world where significant opportunities exist is Latin America. We are delighted that Leo and Diego, two of our most accomplished LLM graduates, will share their insights with us. I strongly encourage any students interested in natural resources, environmental, foreign, and business law to join us for what will be an informative and enjoyable session."

Students interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP before January 26 to Mike Dietrich by clicking here.

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