Please check back soon (February) for updates to 2014 program faculty. Previous faculty for the program have included:

Mauricio Duce

Lawyer from Diego Portales University. A Fulbright Scholar twice (1998 and 2002), Master of the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford University (1999). He has done research visits at Berkeley, Yale and Wisconsin Law Schools. He also have taught comparative criminal procedure in the Law School of the University of Florida Law School, Pacific McGeorge Law School and Tel Aviv University Law School. He was advisor to the Ministry of Justice in the field of criminal justice reform and was the Secretary of the technical team which drafted bills that make up the Chilean criminal procedural reforms. Author of numerous publications on criminal justice, Chilean criminal procedure and new teaching methodologies. He has been Coordinator in the area of Training and Program Director for Justices Studies Center of the Americas (2004-2011). Currently he is Professor of the Diego Portales University School of Law.

Santiago Pereira

Founding partner of the firm of consultants wheel RUEDA ABADI PEREIRA where since 1992 he leads the Department of Litigation and Arbitration. Professor of Procedural Law and Litigation by Audience at the School of Law of the University of Montevideo. Professor of Procedural Law at the Center of Judicial Studies of Uruguay (Judicial College of the Judiciary). Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Applied Procedural Law for the School of Law of the University of Montevideo (Uruguay).

Designated by the General Assembly of the OAS to integrate the Board of Directors of The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA).Member of the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Procesal, the International Association of Procedural Law, and the International Bar Association, which integrates the Litigation Committee and the Law Firm Management Committee.

Has been an international consultant in the field of legal justice systems and procedural law for The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), the Inter-American Bank of Development (IDB), The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank Institute, on subjects of his specialty.Author of 12 books and over 200 articles and research papers published in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Cristian Riego

Lawyer from the University of Chile. LL.M. (Master in Law) from the University of Wisconsin, 1997. He was investigating attorney for Chile’s National Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 1990 to 1991. Director of the technical team that drafted the bill for the Attorney General’s and Criminal Procedural Code in Chile between 1993 and 1994. Professor of Law of the Diego Portales University School of Law. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Yale and Columbia in the U.S. and Warwick in the United Kingdom. He is the author of several books and articles on the subject of criminal proceedings and has developed research projects in numerous countries in Latin America in the same field. Currently he is Executive Director of The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) since 2008.

Richard Wilson

Richard J. Wilson is Professor of Law and founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington, DC, where he has taught since 1989. He taught at CUNY Law School from 1985-1989, and has been a visiting professor at law schools in the Netherlands, Japan and Peru, a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, and during spring semester, 2010, he was the Tillar House Fellow at the American Society of International Law. He is the author of 10 books and monographs, and more than 70 articles and chapters on topics that include human rights, legal education, public interest law, and criminal law and procedure. He has consulted with law schools on curricular reform in more than 40 countries worldwide, primarily in Latin America and Europe. His litigation work includes representation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in federal courts and military commissions; several U.S. capital cases at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; five cases in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; and counsel for the European Union in friend-of-court briefs in the US Supreme Court, cited by the majority in striking down the death penalty in Atkins v. Virginia (2002) (persons with mental retardation), and Roper v. Simmons  (2005) (juveniles under 18). Prior to his career in teaching, he served as a public defender in Illinois, where he worked in the Elgin and Springfield offices of the State Appellate Defender from 1972-1980. From 1980-1985, he served as the Director of the Defender Division of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, in Washington, DC. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama from 1966-68.

Carl Monk


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