Mónica Castillejos-Aragón

Mónica Castillejos-Aragón received a doctoral degree (J.S.D) and a master’s degree (LL.M) with honors from The University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is also a licensed attorney in Mexico from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) since 2005. After completing her law school studies, Dr. Castillejos clerked for four years at the Mexican Supreme Court and worked for three years as a Senior Legal Advisor at the Attorney General Office of Mexico. Given her interests in justice systems in comparative perspective, she also worked as a legal intern at both the Supreme Court of California and the Supreme Court of India, and she was a visiting researcher at the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Mónica also worked as a Research Associate for the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley for a transitional justice project along with Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niños y Niñas Desaparecidos in El Salvador. Her research and teaching focuses on comparative courts and politics, and justice systems in Latin America. An extract of her doctoral dissertation appeared in the book “Consequential Courts. Judicial Roles in Global Perspective”, published by Cambridge University Press (2013).