J.S.D. candidate defends dissertation

Author: Kevin Fye


Pablo Gonzalez, candidate for the J.S.D. in International Human Rights Law, will defend his dissertation at Notre Dame Law School on Tuesday, November 10.

The dissertation, entitled The Doctrine of Conventionality Control: An Innovative Doctrine in the Inter-American System of Human Rights, tackles one of the most important and controversial jurisprudential developments in international human rights law in recent years, and its place in the complex relationship between constitutional systems and international courts. Hearing Mr. Gonzalez's defense will be dissertation director Paolo Carozza, Douglass Cassel, and Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor (professor at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and former Clynes Chair at Notre Dame Law School). The defense will be chaired by Jennifer Mason McAward.

Mr. Gonzalez earned his LL.B. from Universidad Panamericana in 2009 (Aguascalientes, Mexico), and his LL.M. with Certification in International Human Rights Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2011 (Washington, D.C.). While studying his first law degree Pablo studied a Specialization in Advanced Social, Economic and Political Studies by the Phoenix Institute in 2007 (Notre Dame, Indiana). At Notre Dame he has worked as Research Assistant at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in projects focused on comparative constitutional studies, international law, and human rights. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San José, Costa Rica), and at the Legal Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico).

The defense is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in room 1310 of Biolchini Hall.