• Before joining the FIU College of Law, Professor Esquirol was on the faculty at Northeastern University School of Law from 1997-2002 and was previously Director of Academic Affairs at the Harvard Law School Graduate Program from 1992-1997. He was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law for the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy. He has also been a visiting research professor at the Watson Institute at Brown University, visiting professor at the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Denver College of Law, a resident scholar at the Université de Paris X (Nanterre), France, and a visiting researcher at the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Professor Esquirol earned his undergraduate degree in Finance summa cum laude from Georgetown University, and his J.D. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and was an associate attorney at the Wall Street firm of Shearman and Sterling. Professor Esquirol is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. He is the author of numerous publications in the areas of law-and-development, comparative law, property, and commercial law, including a forthcoming book “Ruling the Law: Legitimacy and Failure in Latin American Legal Systems” (Cambridge University Press 2019). He frequently lectures abroad, including at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, University of Perugia and University of Piemonte Orientale in Italy, among others. At FIU, he teaches commercial law, comparative law, and international trade law.

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  • Commercial Law
    Comparative Law
    International Business Transactions
    International Law
    Latin American & Caribbean Law

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full name

  • Jorge Esquirol


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