Javier Couso is a Professor of Law at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and a Professor of Global Trends in Constitutionalism at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands). A specialist in comparative constitutional law and socio-legal studies (with an emphasis on Latin American constitutionalism), he is currently an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL), having served on the Executive Committee of the Law and Society Association (LSA) and the International Association of Constitutional Law (AIDC). Couso has been a visiting professor at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Melbourne, and Leiden University (among others). In 2014-2015, he was a consultant to the United Nations on the Yemen constituent process, which was followed by his role as constitutional advisor to Michelle Bachelet's government in Chile (2015-2018). He is also a regular contributor to the constitution-making program of International IDEA. Professor Couso is the author of dozens of academic articles and several books, including Constitutional Law in Chile (Wolters Kluwer), and, with Alexandra Huneeus and Rachel Sieder, the editor of Cultures of Legality: Judicialization and Political Activism in Contemporary Latin America (Cambridge University Press).
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