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Madrid Summer Law Institute Faculty

Bruno Aguilera Barchet

Bruno Aguilera BarchetProf. (Catetrático), U. Rey Juan Carlos, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales.Undergraduate law degree with Premio Extraordinario and Ph.D, U. Complutense de Madrid.  Current Director of the Instituto de Estudios Jurídicos Internacionales (Institute of International Legal Studies) at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Visiting Researcher, Harvard University. Former Vice-President  of U. Rey Juan Carlos and former Dean of its Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales. Visiting Professor at the Center of European Legal History at the U. de Paris (Paris XII). Member of the Academic Council of the Center For European Studies, official Think Tank of the European People's Party funded by the European Parliament.

Yolanda Dutrey Guantes

Yolanda Dutrey GuantesProf. (with Tenure), U. Rey Juan Carlos, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales. Undergraduate law degree and Ph.D (focus on private international law); Masters in European Community Law and Masters in Law Practice. Teaches courses on private international law and commercial law. Research interests include international contract law, international civil procedure, and international family law. Past coordinator of Erasmus and Seneca International Relations programs at the Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Permanent collaborator with the Madrid Bar Association, teaching international law courses.

Angelines Cano Linares

Angelines Cano LinaresProf., U. Rey Juan Carlos, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales. Undergraduate law degree and Ph.D (public international law), U. Rey Juan Carlos. Teaches courses on public international law, international relations, and European Union law. Director of the Ibero-American International Relations masters degree program at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Deputy Director of the Centro de Estudios de Iberoamerica (Ibero-American Studies Center) at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Research interests include the UN Security Council, international investments, international migration, economic integration organizations, and Latin American legal systems.

Nathalie Martin - Profile

Nathalie MartinProfessor Martin joined the UNM law faculty in 1998. Her research focuses on consumer law and bankruptcy, as well as elder law. Her recent research focuses on high-cost loans, such as payday, title, and installment loans, as well as the Mindfulness in Law movement. She is the author of several other books and dozens of law review articles, she holds what is thought to be the only endowed chair in the country dedicated to consumer law issues. Professor Martin teaches commercial and consumer law, as well the Economic Development (Business and Tax) Clinic at the UNM School of Law. She is a regular blogger at Credit Slips, the nation's leading blog on debt and credit issues. She also is a former resident scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute. In that capacity, she has appeared on CNN, ABC, CNBC and other television networks. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and many other newspapers. Professor Martin co-taught a course in the 2014 Madrid Summer Law Institute and both co-directed and co-taught in the 2016 and 2018 Institute. View Professor Martin’s full faculty profile.

Stewart Paley

Stewart PaleyStewart Paley, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law; J.D., Temple University. Professor Paley is an accomplished business and commercial law attorney, with over ten years of experience in private practice. He was a law firm partner at Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg and Ellers, where he specialized in commercial lending and debtor-creditor law. He is a member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania bars. At UNM he has taught business associations, secured transactions, and international business transactions. He combines traditional law school learning methods with role plays, negotiations, contract drafting, and other real-world experiences to help students learn both the theory and the nuts and bolts needed to become skilled attorneys. Professor Paley co-taught a course in the 2014 Madrid Summer Law Institute and both co-directed and co-taught in the 2016 and 2018 Institute.

Michelle Rigual - Profile

Michelle RigualMichelle Rigual joined the UNM law library faculty in 2003 and worked her way through every facet of library operations and management. In 2013, after several years as Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University, Professor Rigual was recruited back to UNM to serve as Acting Director of the Law Library. She has been the Director since 2015. Professor Rigual primarily teaches Legal Research, but has also taught 1L Practicum and Critical Thinking. She is a frequent speaker on law library management and innovation. She is an active member of both the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) and has served as President of both SWALL and the AALL Latino Caucus. Before turning to law librarianship she worked in the area of environmental policy and regulatory enforcement for the Army Corps of Engineers. To view Professor Rigual’s full faculty profile.

María Pilar Trinidad

Maria Pilar TrinidadProf., U. Rey Juan Carlos; Undergraduate law degree and Ph.D, University of Extremadura (first in class); post-graduate studies in human rights at the Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas at the U. Carlos III of Spain; Academic Secretary at the Ibero-American Studies Institute at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Former Legal Adviser in the International Law Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. Former Professor at the U. de Extremadura. Research interests include public international law, human rights law, international organizations, the law of international treaties, and Latin American studies.

Program Administrators

On-site Administrator Inés Garcia Saillard

Agnès Garcia SaillardDegree in Anthropology, University of Barcelona; Degree in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Distance Education.  Currently studying English Linguistics.  Responsible for all administrative duties of the Instituto de Estudios Jurídicos Internacionales (Institute of International Legal Studies) at U. Rey Juan Carlos. Personal assistant to Prof. Bruno Aguilera, Director of the Institute of International Legal Studies. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and German.