A lawyer from Diego Portales University with a Master’s Degree in Juridical Sciences from the University of Stanford in California. He is also a professor at the Faculty of Law at Diego Portales University, is co-director of the Master in Criminal and Procedural Law and director of the Procedural Reform and Litigation Program at the same university.
He has worked as the Program Director for the Research Centre for Justice of the Americas (CEJA); as well as the representative in Chile at the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL); as a visiting professor at various universities abroad; and as a project consultant for criminal justice reforms and legal training in Chile and abroad.
He worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Justice in the area of criminal procedural reform from 1996 to 2000. From 1994 to 1996 he worked as the secretary, in charge of the technical team that developed and passed Chilean criminal procedure reform.
He is also the author of numerous publications in Chile and abroad about criminal justice, the criminal procedural system, juvenile criminal justice and new methodologies of law education.