Minister of the Constitutional Court, appointed by the Supreme Court, september 2015, for a term of nine years, until september 2024.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Earned his law degree before the Supreme Court (1989).

  • Studied law at the University of Chile (1980-1984).

  • Obtained Scholarship for research in Germany, by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (1992).

  • Master in Political Science by University of Chile.

  • Master in Public Law by University Los Andes, Chile.

  • Attended doctorate program at University Los Andes, Chile.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Associate attorney at “Zúñiga, Donoso & Campos” law firm (2015).

  • Arbitrator at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. He also served as an independent arbitrator, since 2009.

  • Magistrate and President of the first Environmental Court of Santiago (2012-2014).

  • Director of the Studies Department at the Supreme Court (2006-2012).

  • Legal Assistant Director at the Municipality of Vitacura (1992-2004).

  • Deputy Secretary General of the National Society of Agriculture (SNA) (1987-1992).

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

  • Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Science at the University of Chile, since 2008.

  • Professor of Judicial Studies Institute (IEJ) since 2012.

  • Professor of Public Law in the Master Program at the University Finis Terrae, Chile, since 2011.

  • Professor of Environmental Law Master Program at the University del Desarrollo, Chile, since 2014.

  • Professor of Constitutional Law at the Catholic University of Chile (2007-2012).

  • Professor at the Institute of Judicial Studies since 2012.

  • Professor of Constitutional and Urban Law at the University Diego Portales, Chile (2007-2011).

  • Professor of Constitutional, Administrative and Urban Law at the University Finis Terrae, Chile (1995-2008).

  • Professor of Rule of Law Notions, and Political, Constitutional and Administrative Law History at the University Del Desarrollo, Chile (1999-2007). Also a member of the Academic Council of Graduate Studies of Law at the same University.

  • Professor of Humanities Master Program at the University Del Desarrollo and Member of the Academic Council of the program (2006-2010) and Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Humanities (2003-2005).

  • Professor of Political Philosophy at the Humanities Master Program at the University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, (2000-2006).

  • Professor of Urban Planning Law, both at the Postgraduate (2003-2004) and Master (2011) for the Natural Resources Program at the Catholic University of Chile.

  • Professor of Constitutional Law at University of St. Thomas, Chile (1999-2001).

  • Professor of Constitutional Law at University of the Americas, Chile (1995-2000).

  • Assistant at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Chile (1982-1988).

  • Author of several articles on public law and political science in national and foreign publications. Lectured in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Spain. Internships in Valencia, Spain, and Washington D.C., U.S.A. (Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice).