Jorge is currently pursuing an S.J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is studying the role played by electoral courts in stabilizing democratic practices. The objective of his research is to examine how electoral courts face vital political questions and the jurisprudential tools that emerge as they try to resolve them. His research focus will be on Mexico, where the final decisions in electoral disputes are made by the Mexican Electoral Tribunal, a specialized electoral tribunal that is constitutionally assigned a central role both in the maintenance and promotion of the democratic order, as well as in the shaping of the very political framework through which the electorate exercises its political will.
Professor Cary Coglianese (UPenn), Professor Theodore Ruger (UPenn), and Professor Samuel Issacharoff (NYU)
Jorge earned his LL.M. in 2006 from Columbia Law School and also holds an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, where he received a Dean’s Tuition Scholarship in 2010. He has professional experience as a law clerk at the Mexican Electoral Tribunal and as a university lecturer and research assistant.
“Promoting Human Rights as an International Policy for World Peace”, Mexican Law Review, No. 2, January-June 2009
Dean’s Scholarship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University