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Cristian Villalonga Torrijo

Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: c.villalonga@berkeley.edu

Education:


Ph.D. Candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy. University of California at Berkeley (Advanced to Candidacy in January 2014).
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Boalt Hall School of Law. University of California at Berkeley (Thesis Track - High Honors) (Fulbright Scholar)(2011)
Lawyer. Supreme Court of Chile (2004).
Licentiate in Law. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. School of Law. Two votes of distinction (magna cum laude) (Degree Exam: August 2003).
Certificate in Modern and Contemporary History. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Institute of History (2001).

Concentrations:


- Legal History (with emphasis on Legal Politics, Courts and Legal Profession in Latin America)
- Public Law / Politics
- Comparative Jurisprudence and Public Law.
- Legal Theory (Legal Reasoning and Theories of Justice)
- Legal History and Social Theory (Weber and Bourdieu).

Awards:

Dissertation Research Grant. Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. UC Berkeley (2014).
Continuing Student Fellowship, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. UC Berkeley (2013-2014).
Summer Grant. Graduate Division, UC Berkeley (2013).
Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant. Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley (2013).
Bicentennial Chile Scholarship for Doctorate.Government of Chile (2011-2015).
Fulbright Scholarship for Master (2010-2011).
Bicentennial Chile Scholarship for Master, Government of Chile (2010-2011).
“Effort and Perseverance Award”, John Paul II Foundation (2001).
High Academic Performance Scholarship, John Paul II Foundation (1999-2001).

Biography:


RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Book:

- (2008) Revolución y Ley: la teoría crítica del derecho en Eduardo Novoa Monreal [Revolution and Law: Eduardo Novoa Monreal’s critical legal theory] Santiago: Ediciones Globo. 239 pages.

Articles:

- (2008) “Eduardo Novoa y el proceso de nacionalización del cobre en Chile 1970-1973: la argumentación jurídica sobre la estatización de los medios de producción”. [Eduardo Novoa and the copper nationalization process in Chile, 1970-1973: Legal Argumentation on Natural Resources Expropriation]. Bicentenario. Revista de Historia de Chile y América. Vol. 7 Nº 1 2008. pp. 143-178.

- (2001) “Sobre la igualdad de los antiguos (desde la desigualdad natural en la filosofía política griega a la desigualdad civil y de gentes en el pensamiento jurídico romano clásico)” [On Ancients' Equality: From Natural Inequality in Greek Political Philosophy to Civil Inequality in Classic Roman Legal Thought]. Derecho y Humanidades. Vol. 8, 2000-2001. pp. 65-102.

Book Reviews:

- (2014) “José Francisco García; Sergio Verdugo: Activismo Judicial en Chile ¿Hacia el Gobierno de los Jueces? Santiago: Libertad y Desarrollo, 2013” [Judicial Activism in Chile. A judicial policy-making regime?]. Revista Chilena de Derecho. Vol. 41. Nº 2. pp. 729-734.

- (2009) “Diego López Medina: Teoría Impura del Derecho. La transformación de la cultura jurídica latinoamericana. Bogotá: Universidad de Los Andes, 2004”. [Impure Theory of Law. The Transformation of Latin American Legal Culture]. Revista Chilena de Derecho. Vol. 36 Nº 1. pp. 193-197.

Academic Experiences:


Assistant Professor of Legal History. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004-2010).
Professor of Legal History and Legal Theory. Universidad Andrés Bello. Chile (2004 – 2007).
Assistant. Legal History. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2003 –2004).
Assistant. Legal History, Roman Law and Legal Theory. Universidad Andrés Bello. Chile (2003 – 2004).

Employment Experiences:


Lawyer. Castellón, Frontaura & Pérez. Attorneys at Law (Litigation on Labor Law, Contracts and Administrative Regulations)(2005–2010).
Lawyer. Studies Department. Chilean Insurers Association (2004 – 2005).
Legal Practitioner. Criminal Defense Department. Corporation of Judicial Assistance. Ministry of Justice. Government of Chile (2003-2004).
Instructor of Civil Society and Citizenship. Civil Society Program; Chaminade Foundation - Ministry General Secretary of Government. Government of Chile (2003).