Biography

Arturo is currently reading for a DPhil in law under the supervision of Dr Mike Macnair. His research focuses on non-dispossessory interferences with land in English, French and Chilean law. Arturo aims to establish whether or not the notions of ownership which underpin the nature of the remedies against non-dispossessory interferences set out by each of those jurisdictions are essentially different. Whilst the approach is mainly comparative, a basic historical perspective is also considered. 

Arturo studied law and obtained his undergraduate degree at the Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law (LLB, Maximum Distinction). He also holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (MJur). 

Arturo was an ad-honorem assistant student at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad de Chile, where he lectured undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Private Law, Contracts, Tort Law, Theory of Obligations, Legal History, and Introduction to Law (Legal Theory).

Arturo is admitted to practise law in Chile. Before coming to Oxford he practised civil and commercial litigation at a law firm in Santiago, Chile. He also worked at the legal department of the Municipality of La Reina, Santiago, Chile, focusing in particular on giving legal advice on civil and administrative law and litigation. Arturo was also a legal adviser and head of the legal department of the Office of Regional and Administrative Development at the Ministry of Interior of the Chilean Government.  

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Research Interests

Tort Law, Land Law, Roman Law, Legal History, Comparative Private Law

Options taught

Roman Law (Delict - FHS)

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