chapter  11
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The Impact of the U.S. Legal System on Peruvian Administrative Law

WithAdolfo Céspedes Zavaleta

After having studied many courses related to the ways in which American reasoning and philosophy has influenced the law during my LL.M. degree at Pitt Law in 2000-2001, I considered how this training would be useful for my work as a Peruvian attorney and a prospective law teacher. I did not recognize at that moment the different consequences it would have in my profession and the changes it would provoke at my places of work. Even more, I remember that my friends used to frequently question why I had decided to come back from the United States in 2002, when almost every young professional who comes from an underdeveloped country like Perú would happily remain in the United States to live and work.2