Alexander Aizenstatd


Alexander Aizenstatd is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he earned his LL.M. degree in 2009. He is also Professor of International Law at Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. Before coming to Yale, Alexander graduated with honors from Universidad Francisco Marroquín Law School. He is a practicing attorney and notary in Guatemala and is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York.

Alexander has been awarded several academic distinctions and fellowships. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International law in Germany and a Visiting Professional Attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. He has numerous academic publications in English and Spanish. In addition to his academic activities, Alexander's professional work deals primarily with international law, constitutional law, and commercial arbitration. He has directed several landmark constitutional cases dealing with public international law and human rights, and he has notable experience in investment and commercial arbitration and has been appointed as an arbitrator.

Alexander's research deals mainly with issues of public international law, regional integration, constitutional law, commercial arbitration, and human rights. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the role of the Central American Court of Justice in the construction of regional integration within the Central American Integration System (SICA). This work explores the effectiveness of the regional court as a supranational institution and the intersection of regional integration and constitutional law from the perspectives of the regional court and the national high courts.

Doctoral Committee
Professors W. Michael Reisman (supervisor), Alec Stone Sweet (reader), and Roberta Romano (reader)

Education
LL.M, Yale Law School, 2009
Abogado y Notario, with honors, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, 2005
Diploma, International Academy for Arbitration Law, 2012
Diploma, Xiamen Academy of International Law, 2010

Contact Information
alexander@aizenstatd.com

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