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Guido E. Waisberg – LL.M. Candidate ‘13

I obtained my law degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 2008 and afterwards did a master’s on Economic Criminal Law at the same university (thesis pending). In 2009 I studied International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law at the International Court of Justice in Holland.

For two and a half years I worked in Buenos Aires at a Trial Prosecutor’s Office against Economic Crimes on designing strategies of prosecution for cases of drug trafficking, smuggling, tax evasion, checks fraud, social security offenses, and other crimes of economic nature. Later, I was appointed at the Federal Criminal Court of Cassation in Argentina, where I drafted decisions for the court.

I am also a professor at the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, where I teach Criminal Law and Procedure at the undergraduate level and Criminal Theory in graduate school. For the last four years I have also coached the team that represents the University of Buenos Aires at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

I came to Yale Law School as a Fulbright Scholar to focus on the study of business criminal law, including corruption, money laundry, and insider trading, its economic and social consequences and plausible strategies to fight it. Yale’s unique scholarly-oriented program, the close relationship to Yale’s professors, the interdisciplinary approach of the school and the variety of courses offered on my fields of interest embody a match both for developing my research and to receive professorship training.

Upon completion of my LL.M., I plan to continue my career at the Argentine judiciary and continue teaching criminal law at the University of Buenos Aires. Furthermore, I will carry on my research to conclude my master’s dissertation for the University of Buenos Aires, which consists of a design for a criminal procedural framework compatible with criminal and constitutional Argentine principles exclusively aimed at trying corporations.