Professor Jorge Contesse has been appointed Visiting Professor at Sorbonne Law School for the 2020-2021 academic year, where he will teach international human rights law and comparative constitutional law with a focus on Latin America.
Contesse is a scholar of international human rights and comparative constitutional law, focusing on the judicialization of international law and on the interaction between domestic constitutional actors and international human rights regimes, in particular, the inter-American human rights system. He is the founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Transnational Law and is co-chair of the Latin America Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.
"It's a tremendous honor," he said of his appointment. "Besides teaching, my goal is to interact with scholars and graduate students whose research areas coincide with mine. I really look forward to this opportunity—and to enjoying as much as the pandemic allows the intellectual milieu that both Sorbonne Law School and the city of Paris provide."