Meet ​Guillermo Garcia

Guillermo GarciaProfessor Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez will join the Texas A&M Law faculty in Fall 2017. Professor Garcia’s current lines of research include international petroleum transactions, arbitration in the hydrocarbons sector and international adjudication of energy disputes.

He holds a B.A. in Law and a B.A. in International Relations from ITAM University in Mexico where he achieved the highest honors and several awards for his research on the international law of transboundary hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Before being admitted to Harvard Law School’s Doctoral Program (S.J.D.), he obtained an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2012 and an LL.M. in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2011. He recently defended his dissertation “Judicial Activism and Dialogue in International Human Rights Regimes: The Limits of the Inter-American System” to complete his S.J.D.

Before pursuing graduate school, Professor Garcia was an Associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, LLP in Mexico City where he practiced international investment arbitration with a focus on cases related to the hydrocarbons industry in Latin America. He also presented amicus briefs before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and served as a legal advisor on international law and the Law of the Sea in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

For the past two years, he has been an Affiliated Scholar of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center where he continues to serve as a Project Co-Director with Dr. Richard McLaughlin (Texas A&M at Corpus Christi) for a binational study on offshore regulation of oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico. The first results of this project led to a law review publication of the research and served as the basis for his upcoming book, which will be published in Mexico on the Mexican energy reform and its impact on U.S.-Mexico energy relations.

As part of his experience as a doctoral student, Professor Garcia served as a Teaching Assistant at the Kennedy School of Government where he assisted Professor Francisco Monaldi with the course “Political Economy of Oil and Mining in Developing Countries.” The course evaluated the political and economic determinants of oil and mineral resource policies in developing countries and their impact on world markets.

Professor Garcia’s research has been published in the Harvard International Law Journal, the Houston Journal of International Law, and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.

-- Article courtesy of the Spring 2017 NRS Program Newsletter.

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