O Curso de Verão – Introdução ao Estudo Jurídico Norte-Americano é o primeiro passo àqueles que almejam uma carreira promissora no mundo globalizado de hoje.


Com aulas práticas e estruturas didáticas o curso proporciona uma experiência inicial e preparo para o advogado internacional no sistema jurídico norte americano.


Conheça suas opções para tornar-se um advogado licenciado na California.


Para facilitar o ensino aos estudantes brasileiros, a escola colocará à disposição dos alunos uma coordenação com suporte na língua portuguesa.


San Diego Julho 2011 Program
De: 5 a 28 de julho
Introdução ao Sistema Legal Norte Americano


Carga Horária – 15 horas semanais de aula presente
15  horas semanais de pesquisa e estudos
Total: 30 horas semanais


Custo do Curso
Total do Curso - U.S. $2,000.00
Total do Curso Convenio CAASP – U.S. $1,600.00


Custo Acomodação 

Vantaggio Suites - 
Double Room: U.S.$995.00 (dois estudantes)
Single Room: U.S. $700.00 


A escola oferece uma lista com outras opções de acomodação para sua escolha.
Consulte seu coordenador para mais detalhes.

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Enviar para Carla Lima de Castro McEwen


Carla Lima de Castro McEwen 
Phone: +1 (619)961.4343




Legal English Writing and Research

This course provides an overview to the role of legal writing in the American legal system. It will also provide an introduction to the function and sources of American common law, the American legal system, and legal practice. Students will learn the basic structure of American legal writing and analysis called IRAC, and will utilize this structure to write short legal writing exercises. The course will also provide an overview to the types of legal writing used in American legal practice including office memoranda, client letters, opinion letters, persuasive motions, and appellate briefs. The course may also include guest speakers from the local legal community related to the role of legal writing in American law practice.  Students will be exposed to a variety of electronic legal resources for US and international law.  Coursebook: Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students by Nadia E. Nedzel.


Introduction to US Legal System

This course presents a concise overview of legal methodology, the adversary system, the judicial system, and procedures of the American legal system as an introduction to the study of law in the United States by lawyers from other countries. It also covers fundamentals of the of case law study.  The second week will focus on business law.  Coursebook: Strategies for Legal Case Reading & Vocabulary Development by Susan M. Reinhart.



William H. Byrnes
William H. Byrnes

Associate Dean William H. Byrnes, IV, has been a commissioned author and editor of 14 top-selling books and treatises and 19 substantial chapters as well as author-in-chief of Summit Business Media-National Underwriters’ Financial Advisory Publications (Reference Division) – the dominant information service in the insurance/financial planning industry with 173,000 subscribers.  Professionally, William Byrnes was a Senior Manager, then Associate Director of international tax for Coopers and Lybrand (which subsequently amalgamated into PricewaterhouseCoopers), and his regions of consulting included Southern Africa, Western Europe, South East Asia, and the Caribbean.  He has been commissioned by and consulted with numerous governments on policy and impact studies.

Thomas Golden
Thomas Golden

Professor Thomas Golden began teaching at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1976 as a member of the adjunct faculty. He previously served as in-house counsel at the Whitaker Corporation. He then joined a major San Diego law firm where he worked for four years until starting his own civil litigation practice in 1980. He joined the full-time faculty in 1983 and served as assistant dean from 1986 to 1988. Professor Golden also served as director of foreign study programs and led legal study groups to Beijing, China, and Cambridge, England. The Thomas Jefferson Student Bar Association Alumnus of the Year award is named in Professor Golden’s honor.

Arnold S. Rosenberg
Arnold S. Rosenberg

Arnold S. Rosenberg is an Assistant Dean for Distance Education Programs and an Adjunct Professor of Law
He earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School and his B.A. at Cornell University.

At Harvard, Dean Rosenberg won the West Publishing Company Hornbook Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He began his career in 1976 as a civil rights, consumer protection and labor lawyer in Chicago and spent two years at AT&T in New York. After 12 years at the San Francisco law firm of Bancroft, Avery & McAlister, during which he served as chair of its Litigation Group, in 1997 Dean Rosenberg became General Counsel of California Pacific Bank and formed his own firm in San Francisco focused on commercial transactions, bank regulation, commercial litigation and the technology industry. He taught banking law and commercial transactions as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law for two years before coming to Thomas Jefferson in 2002.

Patrick Meyer
Patrick Meyer
Interim Library Director
Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Meyer has been Acting Library Director since January 1, 2010. His career has spanned from working with computers, to foreign and international law, to library management. He taught Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research for several years and is in charge of the legal research component of the legal writing classes. From 2006 through 2009, Professor Meyer was the Associate Library Director, where he was in charge of reference and research services, circulation, and interlibrary loan, and participated in overall library management. Professor Meyer is a recent President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), a group of about 400 law librarians from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border. He served on the SCALL board for five years and was recently a member of the ThomsonReuters Legal Research and Writing Advisory Board. His research and writing interests are in the area of law firm legal research requirements for new hires.

J. Anthony Girolami
J. Anthony Girolami

J. Anthony Girolami, Esq. represents U.S., Brazilian, Mexican and a host of Latin American clients in business transactions involving the development construction and financing of infrastructure projects in Latin America as well as lenders and borrowers in cross-border syndicated credit facilities. He has represented financial institutions, infrastructure developers and energy companies with the formation of joint ventures, project financings, construction contracts and debt restructurings. Mr. Girolami has had extensive professional experience working in Latin America. Prior to founding the Firm, he was counsel with the Mexico City office of Chadbourne & Parke and worked in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil with Shearman & Sterling LLP. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. He is licensed to practice in California and New York.

Scott McEwen
Scott McEwen
Adjunct Professor

Professor McEwen received his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, Cum Laude and his Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (with distinction).  He has been a practicing civil litigator in California since 1987, and specializes in both California State and United States Federal Court matters.  He has handled disputes in various states throughout the United States, as well as in England, Australia and in Italy (through associated counsel).  His current and past representative clients include General Motors Corporation, Honda Corporation, and multiple world champion motorcycle and auto racers, including a Brazilian GP Moto Champion.  Recently Mr. McEwen settled a dispute through the use of mediation, resulting in a $3 Million cash settlement and immediate payment to one of his business clients.

Yasmine Djawadian
Yasmine Djawadian
Adjunct Professor

J.D., California Western School of Law, magna cum laude
B.A., University of California, San Diego


While attending law school, Yasmine Djawadian developed a sincere passion for the law and legal writing. As an associate writer and editor for the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal, Ms. Djawadian was highly instrumental in shaping and ameliorating the literary works of her fellow scholars, which included reputable and experienced academics in the legal field. In addition to graduating fifth in her class, Ms. Djawadian received a Distinguished Advocate Award in a Legal Skills Appellate Competition. Additionally, Ms. Djawadian received Academic Achievement Awards in Professional Responsibility and Mediation. She was also a proud member of the Moot Court Honors Board.Ms. Djawadian’s multicultural background has helped shape her passion for the law in the most unique fashion. She was born and raised in Graz, Austria. Ms. Djawadian moved to the United States in the year 2000. She is fluent in English, German, French, and Farsi. Ms. Djawadian’s exposure to different cultures has allowed her to develop a broad understanding of the interplay between law and society, which in turn, has strengthened her ability to interact and communicate with individuals from different backgrounds.

Dr. Carla Lima de Castro McEwen
Dr. Carla Lima de Castro McEwen

Dr. Carla Lima de Castro McEwen is the Brazilian Program Director. She is a Brazilian attorney and has been a member of the Sao Paulo Bar Association of Brazil since 1997. For ten years she worked with high net wealth clients as a legal assistant for the San Diego Law Office of Huston & McEwen, and coordinated international contracts between Brazil and the U.S. She currently travels between her residence in La Jolla, California and Sao Paulo, Brazil coordinating cross-border investment opportunities. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and has a working knowledge of French.

Thais Mendes Lemos
Thais Mendes Lemos

Thais Mendes Lemos is the Assistant Director International Affairs. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and minor in Economics from the University of San Diego May 2011. Currently, she is an intern at Thomas Jefferson School of Law through the World Trade Center San Diego. She is fluent in Portuguese and English and Advanced in Spanish.