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

Territory as a Victim of Armed Conflict, with Alexandra Huneeus, 15 Int'l J. Transitional Just. 210 (2021).

Indigenous Autonomy in Colombia: State Building processes and Multiculturalism, 6 Glob. Constitutionalism 265 (2017).

Legal Language and Social Change during Colombia's Economic Crisis, in Cultures of Legality: Judicialization and Political Activism in Latin America (Javier Couso, Alexandra Huneeus & Rachel Sieder eds.) 25 (2010).

Hacia una Vision Dinamica de la Legalizacion de la Politica Internacional: Revision Critica de la Bibliografia, 10 Desafios 123 (2004).

Jurisprudencia Constitucional y el Conflicto Armado Colombiano, In Derecho Constitucional: Perspectivas Criticas (Antonio Barreto y Daniel Bonilla eds.) (2001).

El Consejo de Seguridad y la Protección de los Derechos Humanos: La Efectividad de las Medidas Adoptadas en la Posguerra Fría, 2 Desafios 55 (2000).

Algunas Reflexiones Sobre la Corte Penal Internacional en Relación con el Proceso de Paz Colombiano, 45 Colombia Internacional 40 (1998).

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