Jorge Barrera


Jorge is an associate in BMAJ’s Public Law and Regulated Markets practice area.


He has represented individuals and various agencies of the State Administration before the Constitutional Court, the General Comptroller, and the Superior Courts of Justice.

His practice specializes in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law, Comparative Law, Educational Law, Parliamentary Law and Electoral Law, advising domestic and foreign clients.

Work experience
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (since 2018 – currently studying abroad);
  • Judicial Extern, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (since 2022)
  • International Human Rights Law Fellow, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (since 2021);
  • Senior Advisor (Education and Internal Government), Senate of the Republic of Chile (2015-2018);
  • Legislative Advisor, Jaime Guzmán Foundation (2011-2015).
  • Ph.D. in European and International Law, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France (since 2020, in progress);
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) candidate, University of Notre Dame, USA (since 2020, in progress);
  • LL.M. in Public Law, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2017);
  • Accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (2011);
  • J.D., Universidad de Chile (2011).
Academic activities
  • Non-resident Fellow, Stanford Law School, Constitutional Law Center (since 2021);
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Justice Clinic, Universidad de Chile (since 2020);
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Universidad San Sebastián (since 2019);
  • Assistant Lecturer, Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile (2010-2016);
  • Collaborating Professor, “Jurisprudential Trends in Constitutional Freedoms”, Universidad de Chile (2015);
  • Teaching Assistant, Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2005-2010).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • The Legal 500: “Recommended Lawyer”- Public Law;
  • El Mercurio Newspaper: 100 Young Leaders, El Sábado magazine (2017);
  • University of Notre Dame: Kellogg Institute Ph.D. Fellowship (2020);
  • “Becas Chile”: Governmental scholarship to study abroad (Ph.D.) (2020);
  • University of California: Dean’s Tuition Fellowship Award, USA (2016).
  • Chilean Network of Comparative Law (since 2020);
  • Chilean Constitutional Law Association (since 2020);
  • Ph.D. Fellow, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, USA (2020);
  • Member, Evaluation Board of the Public Education System, Ministry of Education, Government of Chile (2018 – 2021);
  • Chilean Bar Association.
Publications and seminars
  • Co-Author: “Right to Education and Academic Freedom: Evolution of the Chilean Constitutional Tradition Before a New Constitution”, with Prof. Miguel Angel Fernández, Chilean Association of Constitutional Law – in the book “Constitutional Transition: The Way to a New Constitution” Tirant Lo Blanch, Valencia, Spain (2021);
  • Author: “The Free Tuition under Chilean Law: A right of students and not a benefit for the Higher Institutions,” Chilean Jurisprudence Yearbook, Tirant Lo Blanch, Valencia, Spain (2021);
  • Author: “Considerations Relating to the new regulation of the K-12 Schools in Chile”, presented in the XLIX National Public Law Conference, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, School of Law, Santiago, Chile (2020).