Edgardo Rotman

Senior Lecturer in International & Comparative Law Emeritus

J.D. 1989, Suffolk University Law School
LL.M. 1975, Ph.D. 1973, LL.B. 1959, National University of Buenos Aires

Edgardo Rotman, senior lecturer in International & Comparative Law Emeritus, holds an LL.B (in law, 1959), LL.M. (in criminology, 1975), and Ph.D. (in law and social sciences, 1973) from the University of Buenos Aires.

He also earned a J.D. at Suffolk University School of Law in 1989. He has practiced law both in Argentina and in Massachusetts, where he served as a staff attorney at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services.

He was a Professor of Law at the University of Buenos Aires and at the University of El Salvador (in Buenos Aires), as well as a visiting Professor of Law at Boston University, a research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Germany, and a visiting scholar in comparative criminal law at Harvard Law School.

He was appointed to represent the United States at the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation, where he has been a voting member of the Council since 1996.

Professor Rotman is the author of four books and numerous articles published in leading American, European and Latin-American journals on international and comparative criminal law, legal translation, and other subjects.

At Miami Law he taught international criminal law, comparative criminal law and procedure (in English and Spanish), and international business crimes.


Translation, Klaus Tiedemann, Business-Related Criminal Law in Europe: A Critical Inventory, 20 University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review 135 (2013).

Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Terrorism, T. Jefferson L. Rev.

Foreword, in Martinus Nijhoff, Extradition in Multilateral Treaties and Conventions __ (2006) (includes updating of materials throughout).

The Legal Response to the Challenge of Terrorism, in Du Monde Pénal: Mélanges en L'Honneur de Pierre-Henri Bolle 359 (Piermarco Zen-Ruffinen ed., 2006).

A Guide to MERCOSUR Legal Research: Sources and Documents, GlobaLex. (2005).

Consideraciones Acerca del Tribunal Penal Internacional desde un Punto de Vista Sistémico y Cibernético (Considerations about the International Criminal Court from a Systemic and Cybernetic Perspective), in ENSAYOS SOBRE SISTÉMICA Y CIBERNÉTICA 175 (E. Grün & E. del Caño eds., 2003).

The Globalization of Criminal Violence, 10 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 1 (2000).

A Prevencao Do Crime (1999).

The Concept of Crime Prevention, in Legal Aspects Of Crime Prevention 21 (Int'l Penal & Penitentiary Found. ed 1999).

El Concepto de Prevencion Delito, __ Actualidad Penal 839 (1998) also available in __ Revista Mexicana De Prevencion Y Readaptacion Social 109 (1998).

La Prevencion Del Delito (1998).

O Conceito da Prevencao do Crime, __ Revista Portuguesa De Ciencia Criminal 319 (1998).

Orientación y Funcionamiento del Sistema Penitenciario de los Estados Unidos, in Orientacion Actual De La Legislacion Penitenciaria 159 (Direccion General de Prevencion y Readaptacion Social ed. 1998).

Book Review, 1996-B La Ley 1279 (1996) (reviewing The Baltic Path To Independence: An International Reader Of Selected Articles (Adolf Sprudzs ed., 1994)).

El Sistema Carcelario de los Estados Unidos. Regimen Legal de las Carceles y Derechos de los Presos, (The Correctional System of the United States. Prison Law and Prisoners' Rights), 66 Lecciones Y Ensayos (U. Buenos Aires L. Rev.) 149 (date)

The Concept of Crime Prevention, Proceedings of the Meeting of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation on Legal Aspects of Crime Prevention, (Berlin, Oct. 19-23, 1996).

The Inherent Problems of legal Translation: Theoretical Aspects, 6 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 187 (1996).

International Criminal Law: Selected Sources, in Introduction to Transnational Legal Transaction __ (with S.E. Patchett) (Marylin Raisch & Roberta I. Schaffer eds. Oceana, 1995).

The Failure of Reform (A History of American Prisons From 1865 to 1965), in The Oxford History Of The Prison __ (Norval Morris & David J. Rothman eds., 1995).

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