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Prof. Rodrigo Polanco

Polanco, Rodrigo

Researcher/lecturer
University of Chile Law School, University of Chile

Investment Law
Environmental Law
Trade Law
Air and Space Law

Rodrigo is an Assistant Professor of International Economic Law at the Universidad de Chile where he has been teaching investment law, international trade law, and international environmental law, both at the Institute of International Studies and the Faculty of Law, where he also served as the Director of International Affairs. He joined the WTI as a senior researcher/lecturer, and also as coordinator of the SECO Project (which supports development of Regional Competence Centres for Trade Law and Policy in Peru, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia and Chile) and of the SNIS Project (Diffusion of International Law: A Textual Analysis of International Investment Agreements).

Rodrigo is also a published scholar and legal practitioner with experience in both the public and private sectors. He specialises in economic and international law, investment law, trade law, and air and space law. He holds a Bachelor and a Master of Laws from Universidad de Chile School of Law, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University (NYU) School of Law, and a PhD from the University of Bern, Graduate School of Economic Globalisation and Integration, specialised in international investment law.

Rodrigo is a visiting professor at Universidad Externado Colombia and member of the editorial team of their Law and Economy Review (Contexto), and a visiting professor and research external evaluator of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). He is also a co-founder of Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA) a Chilean non-profit organisation working in public interest environmental cases, and teaching local communities and members of the judiciary on environmental law. He serves as director of their environmental law journal (Justicia Ambiental).