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
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.