Samuel joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies to conduct legal research under the supervision of Prof. Bettina Lange. In his doctoral project, Samuel explores the connection between law, space, and ideology, discovering how political and economic discourses, channelled through urban legal structures, impact the physical landscape of cities.
Prior to coming to Oxford, Samuel graduated from Stanford Law School, where he completed a Master of Laws programme. He also holds a Diploma in Urban Planning from the Institute of Urban Studies UC and a degree in Law and Social Sciences from the University of Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
He is also a member of the European Urban Research Association, and the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association.
Samuel began his career as a legal advisor to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Chile, conducting research on public law. He also worked for several years for an environmental, land use and natural resources boutique law firm in Santiago, representing private enterprises before agencies and courts, and participating in consultancies for governmental entities. Likewise, he held academic positions in different universities in Chile.
Law and Political Economy, Property and Planning Law, Administrative law and Environmental law.