Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 01, 2003
Southwestern Welcomes Two Visiting Scholars

Sebastian Schvartzman, a full-time staff attorney at the Argentine Civil Liberties Association and a junior professor and doctoral student at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Law School; and Blanca Rodriguez, who has been working in both public and private sector administrative law, have joined Southwestern as visiting scholars for Spring Semester 2004.

Dr. Schvartzman, who was awarded this year’s Carrio Fellowship in a national competition in Argentina, will also serve as a junior researcher for the Fulbright Program. A 1999 UBA Law School graduate, Schvartzman is the author of four articles and case notes, published in Argentine law reviews, on varied topics in the nation's constitutional law. He has also worked for a civil liberties organization that has achieved many notable courtroom successes.

The Genaro Carrio Fellowship is named for a deceased Argentine scholar, Supreme Court judge and lawyer best known internationally for his work as Jacobo Timmerman’s lawyer during the military government of 1976-1983. It is designed to enable a young scholar in the public law field to spend a semester developing expertise in using the case method in teaching.

Dr. Rodriguez, also a UBA graduate, has taught and worked in the administrative law field in both the private and public sectors, most recently in the leading legal advisory office of the Buenos Aires local government. She is also working on her master’s degree in public administration at the UBA School of Economics. While at Southwestern, she plans to research the Franklin Roosevelt administration’s policies for her master’s thesis.