Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

August 01, 2004
Fulbright Scholar Joins Southwestern in Fall 2004

This fall, Southwestern will be hosting Dr. Demian Zayat, a Fulbright Scholar and Genaro Carrio Fellow from Argentina. Dr. Zayat was awarded the Genaro Carrio Fellowship by the Antorchas Foundation to study at Southwestern during the Fall semester of the 2004-2005 academic year.

Dr. Zayat is an Advisor to the National Deputy, Nilda Garre, and Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Buenos Aires as well as Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Legal Systems at the University of Palermo. In addition to his various governmental and educational positions, he is an investigator for the Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales y Sociales (INECIP) an NGO formed in 1989 and dedicated to the reform of the judicial and penal systems of Latin America. He has published works on the topic of equal access to education and evaluations of access to the judicial system of Argentina. While at Southwestern he plans to compare the differences between the Constitution of the United States to that of Argentina, specifically with regard to checks on the authority of Supreme Court.

The Genaro Carrio Fellowship is named after the late Argentine Scholar, Supreme Court judge and lawyer, Genaro Carrio, who is best known internationally for his work as Jacobo Timmerman's lawyer during the military government of 1976-1983. The competition was designed to allow a young scholar in the public law field to spend one semester as a visiting scholar to develop expertise in teaching using the case method.