Fidel Castro is a lawyer. He graduated from Cuba’s Havana University with a law degree in 1950, and, although he never practiced law, his political influence has helped shape Cuba’s legal system.

American attorneys can learn from that legal system, Philadelphia labor lawyers Gail Lopez-Henriquez of Freedman & Lorry and Joshua P. Rubinsky of Brodie & Rubinsky said following a recent visit to the communist country that included a surprise opportunity to meet Castro.

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