Pablo Rueda-Saiz

Associate Professor of Law

Ph.D., 2012, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California Berkeley
M.A., 2006, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California Berkeley 
LL.B. (J.D. equivalent) 1998, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

pablo rueda saiz
Phone: (305) 284-5401
Office: G 280

The primary interests of Professor Rueda-Saiz include international and comparative constitutional law, law and society, social movements, armed conflict, and globalization. He has taught law at the University of Wisconsin, at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and at the Universities of El Rosario and Los Andes in Colombia.

He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, both in Spanish and English, on topics related to comparative constitutional law and international law. His work has received awards and honorific mentions from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and the Law and Society Association (LSA).

Before joining the law school, Professor Rueda-Saiz worked as a deputy justice at the Colombian Constitutional Court. Prior to his work at the court, he was a legal advisor to the Colombian presidency evaluating the constitutionality of the policies adopted by the government pursuant to the peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla. He also worked with various Latin American governments and international organizations in designing and implementing mechanisms for land reform and prior and informed consultations between indigenous peoples and extractive industries.

 Publications

(2017) Indigenous Autonomy in Colombia: State Building Processes and Multiculturalism, Global Constitutionalism 6:2 265-297.

(2010) “Legal Language and Social Change during Colombia’s Economic Crisis” in Javier Couso, Alexandra Huneeus and Rachel Sieder. Cultures of Legality: Judicialization and Political Activism in Latin America. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0521767231

(2004) “Hacia una Visión Dinámica de la Legalización de la Política Internacional: Revisión Crítica de la Bibliografía” Desafíos 10 ISSN: 0124-4035

(2001) con Alexandra Letts, “Jurisprudencia Constitucional y el Conflicto Armado Colombiano” en Antonio Barreto y Daniel Bonilla eds. Derecho Constitucional: Perspectivas Críticas, Ed. Uniandes, Bogotá. ISBN-13: 978-9586650250

(1999) “El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU y la Protección de los Derechos Humanos en la post-Guerra Fría” Desafíos ISSN: 0124-4035

(1998) “La Corte Penal Internacional y el Conflicto Armado Colombiano” 43 Colombia Internacional 45. ISSN 0121-5612

pablo rueda saiz
Phone: (305) 284-5401
Office: G 280
Faculty Assistant

BRIZ, MARIA

Phone: (305) 284-2353

Area of Expertise

  • International Law
  • Comparative Law