When talking about Mexican law, it is inevitable to think about inheritance Hispanic who came representing the western law. Although there is no We must forget that, before the Spanish, there were already laws. In 1542, by order of Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza entrusted to a Tlamatinime or intellectuals, the elaboration of the Codex Mendocino where it is detailed how they applied.
In 1551, Viceroy Luis de Velasco inaugurated the Royal and Pontifical University which, following the European model of the time, had the Faculties of Theology, Canons, Laws and Medicine. Two years later, on July 12, Bartolomé de Frías y Albornoz, a lawyer from Salamanca famous for questioning bases of slavery, he gave the first chair of Law in Mexican territory. This antecedent served so that, by decree of Adolfo López Mateos, was established since 1960 the lawyer’s day in Mexico.
This 41st anniversary is the ideal reason so that before a justice whose details of how it works are, regardless of what the authority often says, more and more evident to the people thanks to the penetration of social networks and the media, reiterate the importance that represent for the country thousands of law students graduating annually from more than 2,000 Mexican institutions. To remind them that their profession is a responsibility that goes beyond books; it is be consistent in representing the dignity of justice, whether when teaching in classrooms, imparting or seeking justice, make laws in congresses, represent, advise, defend or just talk to the public. Also, to remind them of their role in the consolidation of a state of law that is talked about more than seen, in the face of an overwhelming context reflected in tens of thousands of deaths, whether due to criminal acts or due to the irresponsibility of the authorities; or in those millions of crimes and illegal acts that go unpunished in the face of public mistrust, convenience (corruption) of public and private, or the inability of authorities.
All the people who studied or they study law they must commemorate, beyond a “Happy Lawyer’s Day”, the role that the then professor Bartolomé de Frías played: questioning something that went against what he stood for. Mexico is a country of laws and history gives an account of it. But it has also shown more clearly In recent years, thanks to technology and citizen participation, the so many times that the law is not followed and which is alien to the reality of the city. How many lawyers, public or private, today will face the need to question something that goes into against who they are and don’t wait for you The decomposition of the Mexican rule of law reach them?