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Roberto Rosas

Research Professor of Law

Education

  • Completed post graduate studies at Harvard Graduate School of Business, University of Massachusetts and at Oxford Centre for Management Studies in England
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain, 2008
  • J.D., Universidad de Guadalajara, México, 1993
  • B.S., Universidad de Guadalajara, México, 1967

Specialties and Courses

  • Comparative Law: México and the United States
  • Doing Business with México (taught in Spanish)
  • Legal Spanish

Biography

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Rosas was a lawyer, educator, businessman and engineer, before joining St. Mary’s. He has been a Visiting Professor at the St. Mary’s University School of Law since 1994 and Instructor of Law since 2000. He teaches courses in Comparative Law: Mexico and the United States and Current Legal Aspects of Doing Business with Mexico. Rosas has taught law at the Universidad de Guadalajara School of Law as a Tenure Track Professor, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Rosas worked for various law firms in Guadalajara and later, he established a solo practice. He has worked as a consultant to the Mexican government on public administration projects, the CEO of a business consulting firm, a business manager, an industrial engineer and a canon lawyer. He has lectured in the United States, Spain and Mexico, and is the author of numerous law review articles over the law of these countries that have been published in countries of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. He was elected director of the Commission on Legal Affairs for the Advisory Council of the Institute of Mexicans Living Abroad, where his main role is advising the President of Mexico in the design and formulation of the public policies concerning the Mexican communities in the United States and Canada. In February 2014, at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico City, Rosas was elected president of the Centro de los Mexicanos en la Globalización (Center for Mexicans in the Globalization).

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Faculty Award, 2013 St. Mary’s University Alumni Association
Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas, June, 1998, Austin, Texas
Acknowledgement, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Derecho, Dec. 4, 2001, Madrid, España
Acknowledgement, Jones, Day, Reavis, & Pogue, Aug. 7, 1997, Cleveland, Ohio
Graduated top of his law school class
Graduated top of his J.S.D. class
Founding President of the Center of the Mexicans in the Globalization (CMG)
Member of the “Iuris Tantum Law Review” Editorial Board, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Anáhuac, México City, México.

Publications

Articles in a Periodical

Conferences

  • Derecho Comparado México – Estados Unidos, Juris Doctor Program Universidad de Guadalajara, March 10, 2015, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Lectio Brevis,J.S.D. Program Universidad de Guadalajara, August 18, 2014, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Business Associations and Business Law Mexico-US, LL.M. Program Universidad Panamericana, from 2009 to present, Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, México.
  • Acciones Gubernamentales de Mexico Para Su Comunidad Migrante, December 14, 2013, Tlaxcala
  • 1er Congreso Mundial de Derecho del Trabajo y de Seguraidad Social, October 11, 2013, Chihuahua Mexico
  • Seminario Jurídico-Empresarial Sobre Derecho Estadounidense, March 1, 2002, Acuña, Coahuila, México
  • México y la Integración del TLCAN y TLCUEM – Un enfoque jurídico, December 4, 2001, Madrid, España
  • Anatomía de un Arbitraje Transfronterizo, November 21, 2001, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Seminario de Capacitactión Jurídico-Empresarial para la Internacionalización de Empresas e Inversionistas Mexicanos a los Estados Unidos, December 6-7, 2001, San Antonio, Texas
  • Las Sociedades en el Derecho Estadounidense – Notarios Corredores Públicos, Abogados y Empresarios de México, June 29-30, July 1, 2000, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, México
  • Family Law: The U.S. Perspective, June 5, 1998, San Antonio, Texas
  • Abogados de las Américas – Introducción al Derecho de los Negocios y Derecho Comparado México-Estados Unidos, March 13-15, 1997, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Dual Nationality: New Options for U.S. Citizens of Mexican Descent, February 21, 1997, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mexican Law Symposium, October 30-31, 1995, San Antonio, Texas
  • Métodos Alternos de Solución de Controversias, November 16, 21, and 30, 1995

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