Mauricio joined the DPhil in Law programme in October 2019. His research is in constitutional theory and focuses in understanding how the growing importance of international law – and other developments at the international (i.e. beyond EU) level – challenge (or not) the conceptual framework under which we understand the state. In this arena, he is interested in the study of sovereignty, its links to the political, and the claims made about its erosion. He is also looking into the normative claims made in favour of cosmopolitan approaches in constitutional theory.
Mauricio is a Chilean lawyer. He has worked as a Researcher at Universidad de Chile Law School Centre for Regulation and Competition (RegCom) and as a teaching assistant for Legal Theory, Administrative Law, Economic Law and other subjects at Universidad de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law Faculties. He later served at the Chilean Competition Authority (FNE), and as a Legal Advisor at the cabinet of the Chilean Minister of Economy. He has also worked as a legal associate. Before coming to Oxford, he completed his Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mauricio is deeply interested in constitutional theory, administrative law, competition law and economic regulation.