Wilson Center Experts
Mr. Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira is the Coordinator of the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. Mr. Rodríguez is a native of Aguascalientes, Mexico. He received his law degree at the School of Law at the Universidad Panamericana in Aguascalientes. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Universidad Panamericana and at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, with specializations in Mexican Civil Law Procedure and Human Rights. Before coming to the United States, he worked as Chief of the Public Law Academy and full-time professor at Universidad Panamericana. Prior to that, he worked as a Legal Advisor for Governmental Offices in Mexico regarding human rights and communal rural property. He joined the Trans-Border Institute as a visiting scholar in January 2009, and stayed on to coordinate its multi-year project on public security and the administration of justice in Mexico. He recently authored two forthcoming studies on Mexican policing, and is coordinating the publication of an edited volume titled La reforma judicial en Mexico (forthcoming).