Peruvian Criminal Law Professor and Human Rights Expert to Speak

Madison, WI — Jose C. Ugaz, professor of criminal law at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, will deliver his talk “Embedded Corruption Networks” on Tuesday, September 25 from 12-1pm at the University of Wisconsin Law School (Lubar Commons, 7200 Law). Regarded as one of the most outstanding criminal lawyers of Peru, Professor Ugaz has held numerous positions at national and international institutions including PROFETICA, the Peruvian chapter of Transparency International, and the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity.

Having specialized his studies in criminal law and human rights and development, Ugaz has taught criminal law at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Law School since 1986. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, essays, and books on criminal law, judicial reform, human rights, money laundering, and corruption.

Professor Ugaz’s visit is made possible by UW-Madison’s International Institute, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, and the Global Legal Studies Center (an initiative of the UW Law School and Division of International Studies).

From September 17 – October 5, 2007, Professor Ugaz will be at the UW Law School as a Global Legal Studies Visiting Fellow.

CONTACT: Alberto Vargas, Associate Director, Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program, 608-262-5622,