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  Appointed on June 25th, 2018 by the Supreme Court of Chile as Justice of the Constitutional Court of Chile for a nine years term, assuming office on July 3rd, 2018. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

• Lawyer since 1987 with a Law Degree by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
• LLM in Constitutional Law, by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

• Professor of the Department of Public Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Law School since 2004, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
• Professor of Constitutional Law both at the Alberto Hurtado University between 2015 and 2017, and at the Andrés Bello University (2011).
• Collaborator in teaching, academic and professional tasks developed by renownedProfessor Alejandro Silva Bascuñán-between 1986 and until he passed away in 2013- especially in the contribution for assessing and producing the second edition of hisTratado de DerechoConstitucional (Santiago, Editorial Jurídicade Chile), composed of Volumes I, II, III and IV (1997); Volumes V, VI and VII (2000); Volume VIII (2002); Volume IX (2003); Volume X (2004); Volume XI (2006); Volume XII (2008) and Volume XIII (2010).
• Founding member of the Chilean Association of Constitutional Law (1996) and current director of such Association since 2016.
• Founding member of the Chilean Chapter of the Ombudsman.
• Founding member of the Center for Constitutional Studies of Chile.
• Former member of the Board of Constitutionalists of the digital projects “TuConstitucion” and “NuestraConstitución” of the Democracia y Desarrollo Foundation (2015- “2016).

Together with Professor Miriam Henríquez Viñas, she is the coordinator of the following books:

• The Economic Constitution (2015), Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legalpublishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, 340 pgs.
• Protective Actions of Fundamental Rights (2014), Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legalpublishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, 382 pgs.
• Relations of the Tribunal Constitucional with the other organs of the State (2013), Editorial AbeledoPerrot, Legalpublishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, 240 pgs.
• Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Justice. Consolidation or reform?(2012), Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, 243 pgs.

In addition to writing opinion articles for newspapers on specialized topics, she is the author of the following academic publications:

• “Control of constitutionality of the procedural vices of the Law: characteristics and criteria of interpretation” (2018) in Chilean Association of Constitutional Law “A new Constitution for Chile”, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, Santiago, pp. 383-400.
• “The Statute of Property Law in the 1980 Constitution” (2018) in Henríquez, Miriam and Rajevic, Enrique (coordinators) “Property Law. Public Law Approaches”, Santiago, DER Ediciones, Santiago, pp. 5-30.
• “The discretion of the legislator and its limits,” in Federal Law Review No. 2, March 2018, Editors Legal Information, Argentina, citation IJ-XDII-538.
• “Concept of the 1980 Constitution on the principle of subsidiarity and how it is expressed in the regulation of intermediate groups” (2017), in the Chilean Association of Constitutional Law “Political and Constitutional Theory”, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, Santiago, pp. 213-228.
• “Constitution of 1980 and mandatory pension contributions”, in Public Law Review N ° 86, 2nd semester (2017), pp. 111-125.
• “Control of the financing of the political parties and the electoral campaigns: the evolution of their regulation in Chile”, Law Review, Second Era, Year IV, No. 2-2016, Ediciones Universidad Finis Terrae, (2016), pp. 25-42.
• “Proposals to amend the composition and some powers of the Constitutional Court” (2015), in Maritano, José Ignacio (editor) “New Constitution and common good”, Santiago, Centro Democracia y Comunidad.
• “Should we establish a new government system in Chile ?, in Discussion Cycle“ in “A great conversation for Chile. Constituent Process and new Constitution”, of the University of Chile Law School, at: http://web.derecho.uchile.cl/documentos/unagranconversacion_web2015.pdf, Chapter IV, pp. 123-130. “Legislative discretion” (2015), in Núñez, José Ignacio (director) and Meza, Carolina (coordinator) “Fundamental Rights Studies.Chilean and international experience”, Editions Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, pp. 85-106.
• “Proportionality and justice: parameters to which the legislator must adjust when establishing taxes” (2015), in Henríquez Viñas. Miriam and Silva Gallinato, María Pía (coordinators) “The Economic Constitution”, Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, pp. 101-132.
• “Scope of Parliament’s discretion during the process of law formation” (2015) in Acevedo, Martín; Núñez, José Ignacio; Selayaram, Renato (coordinators) Studies of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Editorial Metropolitana, Santiago, pp. 223-247.
• “The principle of reasoned deference and the actions of the Chambers during the processing of the law. Examination of a decision of the Constitutional Court”, in the Public Law Review, Vol. 81, 2nd sem. 2014, pp. 141-153.
• “Claim action for violation of taxpayer rights” (2014), in Silva Gallinato, María Pía and Henríquez Viñas, Miriam (coordinators) “Fundamental Rights Protective Actions”, Abeledo Perrot Editorial, Legal Publishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, pp. 211-254.
• “The disabilities and the exceptional power of the President of the Republic to appoint parliamentarians to hold public office” (2014), in Pfeffer Urquiaga, Emilio (editor): “Government. President of the Republic”, Constitutional Law Association, Legal Editorial of Chile, Santiago, pp. 273-287.
• “Commentary on the opinion 1018-09of the Supreme Court,” in the Journal of Law Universidad Católica del Norte, vol. 20 No.2 Coquimbo 2013, Cazor Aliste, Kamel (editor), ISSN 0718-9753.
• “Presentation of the book in tribute to Mr. Alejandro Silva Bascuñán about the National Congress”, in Hemiciclo Magazine Nº 9, Year 5, Sec. Sem. 2013
• “The power of self-regulation of the Chambers and the control of constitutionality of their internal regulations” (2013), in PfefferUrquiaga, Emilio (coord.)“National Congress”, Chilean Association of Constitutional Law, Legal Editorial of Chile, Santiago, pp. 43-66.
• “Autonomy of Congress and popular representation in the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court on parliamentary prohibitions” (2013), in Henríquez Viñas, Miriam and Silva Gallinato, María Pía (coordinators): “Relations of the Constitutional Court with the other organs of the State”, Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, pp. 347-361.
• “Jurisdiction disputes resolved by the Constitutional Court” (2013), in Acts XXXIX Public Law Conference, UC Law Editions, Santiago, pp. 637-655.
• “The Social State of Law in the Chilean Constitution” (2012), in Aguilar, Gonzalo (coordinator) “Economic, social and cultural rights in the chilean constitutional order”, Librotecnia, Santiago, pp. 29-48.
• “Constitutionality Issues of Agreed Cars in the case of involvement in the exercise of fundamental rights” (2012), in Silva Gallinato, María Pía and Henríquez Viñas, Miriam (coordinators), “Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Justice: consolidation or reform?”, Editorial Abeledo Perrot, Legal Publishing-Thomson Reuters, Santiago, pp. 167-196.
• “Nature of the primary elections”, in Public Law Review, Vol No. 76, 1st semester, 2012, pp. 265-281.
• “Responsibility of the Ministers of State” (2010), in “Public Law in the 21st century.Reform and modernization of the State”, Publications Fund of the Universidad de Concepción, Vol. I, pp. 417-428.
• “Constitutional control of the autos acordados” (2009), in Pfeffer Urquiaga, Emilio (coordinator), in the book “Current Issues of Constitutional Law”, Chilean Association of of Constitutional, Santiago, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, pp. 319-333.
• “The orders of the party”, in the Journal of the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Vol.I, 2007, pp. 317-330.
• “Labor rights in the Constitution of 1980” (1988), in “Constitution ’80.Critical Study”, Editorial Ediar Cono-Sur.

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