Biography

Sebastian joined the DPhil in Law Program in October 2017. His doctoral research focuses on statutory correction and equitable interpretation, particularly on the tensions generated by the granting of exceptions by judges. His work is supervised by Timothy Endicott and Mike Macnair. Sebastian is also interested in jurisprudence, moral philosophy, legal history, constitutional theory and administrative law. 

Sebastian completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with summa cum laude at Universidad de los Andes (Chile), where he focused on constitutional issues in domestic administrative-law litigation. He also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School, with a thesis on the jurisprudence of Jules Coleman.

Prior to coming to Oxford, Sebastian taught Philosophy of Law at Universidad San Sebastián (Chile), worked as a legislative advisor at the Senate of Chile, and practised regulatory law in Santiago.

 
 
 
 
 

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Jurisprudence, moral philosophy, legal history, constitutional theory and administrative law

 
 
 
 

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