Professor of Law, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City
Alejandro obtained an LL.B. (’02) from ITAM in Mexico City and both an LL.M. (’03) and a J.S.D. (’06) from Yale Law School. He is a Professor of Law at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico, where he founded and headed the Interdisciplinary Drug Policy Program until 2017. Before becoming a full-time professor in 2009 he practiced constitutional litigation, specializing in high-impact, public interest cases before Mexico’s Supreme Court, most notably on abortion law, same-sex marriage, tobacco control and telecommunications law. He has published on issues ranging from legal education and history of legal thought, to sexual and reproductive rights, tobacco control, drug policy, and free speech. He is currently the Director of CIDE’s Región Centro Campus in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico.