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About Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez

Dr. Guillermo J. Garcia-Sanchez is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law. His research and teaching focuses on the international legal architecture that regulates global energy, with an emphasis on investor-state dispute resolution and U.S.-Mexico energy relations. A central feature of his work is the study of the institutional capacities that shape how executive branches engage with international legal institutions. Prior to entering academia, Professor Garcia-Sanchez was an associate in the international arbitration department of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle Mexico City office; and served as a legal advisor in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Dr. Garcia Sanchez received a B.A. in Law, with honors, and a B.A. in International Relations from ITAM University in Mexico. Professor Garcia Sanchez also holds a Doctorate in Judicial Sciences (S.J.D.) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 2017, he received the Harvard Law School John Gallup Laylin Prize for his doctoral dissertation on judicial dialogues among constitutional and international courts. 
Professor Garcia Sanchez is a member of the Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs, the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the Association of International Energy Negotiators. Dr. Garcia Sanchez’s work features in the Harvard International Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, Tulane Law Review, Cornell International Law Journal, Journal of International Economic Law, Seton Hall Law Review, among others. 


2017 - Present Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Society of International Law
Affiliated Scholar, Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, University of Houston Law Center
Member, Mexican Counsel of Foreign Relations (COMEXI)
Affiliated Scholar, Texas A&M University Energy Institute
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Honors and Awards

  • Graduated with Special Mention, B.A. in International Relations at ITAM University (2009)
  • Graduated with Honors, B.A. in Law at ITAM University (2009)
  • Academic Excellency Award, Best Law Thesis of ITAM University 2009-2010 (May 2010)
  • National Award on Energy and Development, USAID, University of Texas and ITAM University (2010)
  • Summer Research Fellow, Harvard Law School (2014)
  • CONACYT, FUNED, Harvard Mexico Foundation and MOB Foundation Scholar (2010-2016)
  • John Gallup Laylin Prize, Harvard Law School Best Public International Law Written Work, Class of 2017


  • International Energy and Natural Resources Dispute Resolution
  • International Investment Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Petroleum Transactions
  • Arbitration


2012 - 2017 Doctor of Juridical Science, Harvard University ‐ Harvard Law School
2011 - 2012 LL.M., Harvard University ‐ Harvard Law School
2010 - 2011 LL.M. in International Law, Tufts University ‐ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
2002 - 2009 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, ITAM University
2002 - 2009 Bachelor of Arts in Law, ITAM University
2009 Certificate on International Investment Arbitration, ITESM University & Arbitration Centre of Mexico
2009 Certificate on International Commercial Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce & Escuela Libre de Derecho
2008 Certificate on Private and Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law
2006 Certificate on European Integration Studies, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and ITAM University

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