January 18 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Alejandro Madrazo, Professor-Researcher, CIDE Law School and Schell Center Visiting Fellow, "The Constitution as a Casualty of War (On Drugs)"

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Alejandro Madrazo Lajous obtained an LL.B. (’02) from ITAM in Mexico City and both an LL.M. (’03) and a J.S.D. (’06) from YLS. He is currently tenured Professor of Law at CIDE in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he headed the interdisciplinary Drug Policy Program before coming to Yale this fall. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, he practiced constitutional litigation and won landmark cases on abortion law, same-sex marriage, tobacco control, and anti-trust law before Mexico’s Supreme Court. He has published work on the history of legal thought, constitutional law, sexual and reproductive rights, and tobacco control. His most recent research focused on the impact of drug policy on constitutional systems and the understanding of criminality and citizenship within the political imaginary, as well as the violence entailed in the “drug war” and “tough-on-crime” deployment of military and police forces in Mexico. Madrazo Lajous is currently working on a book on the history of constitutional culture in Mexico.

To request background readings, email: schell.law@yale.edu.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo