Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón (J.D., LL.M., S.J.D.) is Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). He is also Co-Director of the LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at WCL. He teaches courses in the fields of international law and human rights law. He served as Ad Hoc Judge in the Inter-American Court on Human Rights of the Organization of American States from 2007 to 2011. As correspondent for the British periodical Butterworths Human Rights Cases (Lexis-Nexis), Professor Rodríguez-Pinzón covers the Americas. He has served as international legal consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), among other institutions. He was also staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS and Officer for Latin America at the International Human Rights Law Group (now Global Rights), a Washington DC based non-governmental organization.
March 19, 2015
Martin and fellow co-director Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón said legal education abroad, particularly in Latin American countries, is focused on document books or legal writing, rather than casebook studies.“If you mirror the Spanish courses to English courses, you’re taking advantage of a longstanding tradition of casebooks,” Rodríguez-Pinzón said. “In the last 10 to 15 years, we have seen it develop, but this kind of analysis is sometimes lacking in Latin American legal education. We strongly believe this is an important tradition. They will be working very much as they would be in a U.S. law school.”...
Area of Expertise
Washington College of Law-American University
George Washington University : International Law
American University : International Law
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia : Political Science