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Education CV

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Ph.D. in Law, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2018—)

  • Gates Cambridge Scholar.
  • Managing Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School (2017)

  • Dean’s Scholar Prize for extraordinary work to the top student/s in the courses “Global Law and Governance” (Prof. David Kennedy) and “Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment” (Prof. Michael Klarman).
  • Honors in 19 out of 21 graded credits.
  • LLM paper: “The interwar legacy on the jus ad bellum: international law between ‘duels’ and ‘pest control’”, supervised by Prof. Samuel Moyn. Grade: honors. Nominated by Prof. Moyn to the Laylin Prize in International Law. 
  • Research Assistant at the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC).
  • Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Fellow (partial tuition scholarship); Graduate Program Grant (partial tuition scholarship). 

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science (2016)

  • Distinction (first class honours).
  • Best performance of the Master of Laws class in International Criminal Law.
  • Dissertation: “Alternative sanctions in Colombia and the International Criminal Court: the nuances of impunity in the fight against impunity”, supervised by Prof. Gerry Simpson. Grade: Distinction.
  • Chevening Scholar.

Abogado (J.D. Equivalent), Torcuato Di Tella University (2013)

  • GPA: 8,41/10.
  • Award for Academic Excellence, Buenos Aires Bar Association (2011). 
  • Senior Editor, Argentine Journal of Legal Theory (Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica), 2010-2012. 
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2012).
  • Exchange program, Pompeu Fabra University (2011).

Academic appointments

  • Lecturer, Torcuato Di Tella University (2015; 2017-2018).
    • Courses: “Private International Law” and “International Law Review”.
  • Co-founder & Founding Editor-in-chief, Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional; 2013—).
  • Organizing Committee, Latin American Society of International Law (LASIL-SLADI) Biennial Conference (2018).
  • Research Assistant, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC; 2016).
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Luis Moreno Ocampo, Harvard Kennedy School (2015-2018).
  • Teaching Fellow in Public International Law, Torcuato Di Tella University (2011-2014).
    • Leading a two-hour per week seminar in the course convened by Prof. Alejandro Chehtman.
    • Nominated for the Alfredo Canavese Teaching Award for Merit as one of the best ten teaching fellows across UTDT’s nine schools and main departments.
  • Teaching Assistant to Professors Kathryn Sikkink and Luis Moreno Ocampo, Harvard Kennedy School (2015).

Distinctions and fellowships 

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (full PhD scholarship; 2018-20).
  • CUHK Faculty of Law Summer Workshop (full scholarship), The Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017).
  • Dean’s Scholar Prize in Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School (2017).
  • Dean’s Scholar Prize in Global Law and Governance, Harvard Law School (2016).
  • Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Fellow, Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships (2016-17).
  • Grant, Harvard Law School Graduate Program (2016-17).
  • Chevening Scholar, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2015-16).
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Massachusetts Civic Initiative Argentine Young Leaders Program (2014).
  • Teaching Grant, Torcuato Di Tella University (2013-2014).
  • Alfredo Canavese Teaching Award for Merit Nominee, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2013).
  • Award for Academic Excellence, Buenos Aires Bar Association (2011).

Non-academic work experience

  • Consultancy on international law and politics.
  • Advisor to Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey, Government of the Salta Province (Argentina).
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Federal Public Defender General of Argentina.
  • Legislative Counsel, Argentine Chamber of Deputies.
  • Research Assistant (full-time), O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

Fields of research

History and theory of international law, global law and governance, anti-impunity and human rights, Latin America and international law, international criminal law.

 

The Origins and Rise of Anti-impunity in the Inter-American Human Rights System and Beyond

Supervisors

Dr Sarah Nouwen.

Representative Publications

Selected publications

  • Book (in Spanish). Baistrocchi, Eduardo (Director), Quintana, Francisco José et. al. (Coordinators); Leading Precedents – Constitutional Tax Law (in Spanish: “Máximos Precedentes – Derecho Constitucional Tributario”; Buenos Aires: Thomson Reuters – La Ley, 2013).
  • Book chapter (in Spanish). “Partidos Políticos” (“Political Parties”) in Roberto Gargarella & Sebastián Guidi, Comentarios de la Constitución de la Nación Argentina (Comments on the Constitution of Argentina: jurisprudence and doctrinal analysis; an egalitarian approach) (Buenos Aires: Thomson Reuters – La Ley, 2016).
  • Book chapter (forthcoming, in Spanish). "Article 110" (in Spanish: "Artículo 110") in Roberto Gargarella & Sebastián Guidi, La Constitución Nacional Comentada (Annotated Constitution of Argentina) – with Justina Uriburu.
  • Article (in Spanish).  "Los Límites Morales del Mercado: Comentario a los Libros de Michael Sandel y Debra Satz" ("The moral limits of the market: comments on the recent books by Michael Sandel and Debra Satz"), Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica 13 (2012).
  • Interviews. I have conducted and edited several interviews for their publication in Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional, including to Kevin Jon Heller, Juan Méndez, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Kathryn Sikkink, Alicia Ely Yamin, and Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni.
  • Translations. I have translated several works from English to Spanish for their publication in Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional and Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica, including works by Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin, Alejandro Chehtman, Máximo Langer, Michael Sandel, and Gerry Simpson.

Main accepted conference papers and presentations

  • “Latin America and the prehistory of international criminal law”, Claiming Rights from the Margins: Latin America and the Regional Construction of International Law, Université Paris Diderot (7 March 2019).
  • “The ‘historical turn’ in international law and Latin America: reflections on ‘The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas’”, Book Launch: Juan Pablo Scarfi, “The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas” (OUP 2017), National University of San Martín, Argentina (17 November 2017). 
  • “The interwar legacy on the jus ad bellum: international law between ‘duels’ and ‘pest control’”, I Interdisciplinary Colloquium on “Dialogues of International Law”, Di Tella University (26 October 2017).
  • “Crimes against humanity in Venezuela: beyond the threshold of suspicion”, Argentine Council for International Relations – CARI (21 May 2015). 

Op-eds, media, and blog posts (selection)

Publications