Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Argentina Faculty

Fernando Basch
Abogado, UBA; Postgraduate Studies on Constitutional Law, Universidad de Palermo (UP); M.A. in Legal and Political Theory, University College London. Fernando Basch is a partner with Governance Latam, a legal and consulting firm based in Buenos Aires which is specialized in governance and transparency in both the public and private sectors. He has served as an official of the General Defender's Office in Argentina, in the Program for the Application of Human Rights Treaties. Previously, he had been the Director of the Justice Reform Program at the Association for Civil Rights (Asociación por los Derechos Civiles, or ADC) in Argentina. He has also served as a legal advisor at the Argentine Congress. Professor Basch teaches Transnational Economic Criminal Law in the MA in Criminal Law at the UP, and in the MA in Business Law at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA). He has taught Constitutional Law and Theory of the State at the UP, and Criminal Law and Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights at the UBA. He was awarded the Fulbright Commission Genaro Carrió Award, through which he served as a visiting scholar at Southwestern, and the Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on criminal law, constitutional law, and human rights.

Miguel A. De Dios
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., University of Miami. A partner with De Dios & Goyena in Buenos Aires, Miguel Angel De Dios provides consulting and representation of local and international businesses, and, in the practice of international litigation, he has specialized in International Commercial Arbitration. With legal experience in both American and Argentine law firms, Professor De Dios was previously an associate at Le Pera & Lessa, a law firm with independent offices in both the United States and Argentina. He also counseled clients on international loan agreements, joint ventures, and off-shore investments, and represented them in New York before the Federal Court. Professor De Dios was a Visiting Professor and Researcher on international business matters and economic regulation at St. Anthony College of Oxford University. He has also taught courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de San Pablo and USAL and has published several articles on business and the changing international climat

Silvia F. Faerman, (Program Director)

Alejandro D. Fiuza
Abogado, UBA; LL.M., University of Miami; LL.M., University of Chicago. Alejandro Fiuza is a Corporate Partner with Brown Rudnick LLP in their Boston and New York offices. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and in Argentina. Previously, Professor Fiuza was a partner at the Buenos Aires firm of Marval O'Farrell & Mairal; the Boston and Chicago offices of McDermott, Will and Emery; and a partner with K&L Gates LLP (Boston and New York offices).  His current practice focuses on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, with special emphasis on cross-border work. He has advised multilateral institutions, funds, corporations and individuals. Professor Fiuza has taught at UBA and the Universidad Di Tella School of Law and published articles on bilateral investment treaties and antitrust.

Roberto P. Saba
Abogado, UBA; LLM and JSD, Yale Law School.  Professor Saba is the current Dean at the Universidad de Palermo Law School (UP.)  Formerly, Professor Saba was the Executive Director of the NGO Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (Association for Civil Rights); Executive Director of the NGO Poder Ciudadano (the Argentine Chapter of Transparency International) Professor Saba teaches Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law at UBA and UP.  He gave conferences and lectures at a number of law schools, such as Yale and Columbia (U.S.), Los Andes (Colombia), UNAM (Mexico), Diego Portales and Universidad de Chile (Chile), Central European University (Hungary), National University (Uruguay), and Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).  Professor Saba has published articles on freedom of expression, freedom of information, equality, antidiscrimination policies, economic social and cultural rights, constitutional theory, comparative legal traditions, and judicial review, in Spanish and English.  In 2008 Professor Saba was elected Ashoka Senior Fellow, an award granted to leading social entrepreneurs who are changing patterns and transforming systems, responding to new challenges and changing needs.