Diego is Lecturer in Law and Teaching Fellow for the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS). He is responsible for all aspects of the SPILS Master program, including student advising and teaching. His academic interests center on housing law and policy, property and urban land use, law and development, and comparative law.
Diego obtained his law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Chile, and a Master (J.S.M.) and Doctorate (J.S.D.) from Stanford Law School. In his doctoral dissertation, which he completed in June 2016, he explores the role of housing laws and policies in promoting or hindering socioeconomic residential integration, using Chile’s market-based housing policy regime as a case study.
Before coming to Stanford, Diego worked as a legal advisor for the “General Government Internal Audit Council,” of the Government of Chile, and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Universidad Alberto Hurtado School of Law. Diego also worked as a researcher in law and social policy for a research center at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, and as an Area Director of “Techo,” a respected non-profit organization working with slum dwellers in Latin America. At Stanford, he served as the Co-President of the Stanford Program in Law and Society, a student-run program aimed at promoting and advancing socio-legal interdisciplinary scholarship.