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About Manuel A. Gómez

Manuel A. Gómez is Associate Dean of International and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law where he regularly teaches courses on Complex Litigation, International Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law and Society, and Introduction to International and Comparative Law, with emphasis on Latin America. Professor Gómez also has law teaching experience at other US universities such as Stanford and Iowa, and has been at numerous Latin American, European, and Asian universities, either as guest lecturer, speaker or visiting professor. Professor Gómez’s research and academic writing focuses on dispute resolution and governance, legal and institutional reform in Latin America, the globalization of the legal profession, and innovations in legal education. More specifically, professor Gómez studies the use of different dispute resolution mechanisms and fora in an array of contexts, ranging from transnational litigation and international arbitration, to domestic litigation and other non-institutionalized mechanisms. He is also an expert on institutional and legal reform in Latin America, and is also interested in the globalization of lawyers, the role of Judges, and innovations in legal education. Professor Gómez has also served as legal expert in the context of domestic and transnational litigation, and International Arbitration proceedings in the US and Latin America. He is a founding member of the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS), member of the Faculty Council of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, member of the Academic Council at the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA), and member of the Academic Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, among others.

Professor Gómez’s research has earned important awards such as the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, the Richard S. Goldsmith Award in Dispute Resolution at Stanford University, and the prize awarded by the Venezuelan Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). At FIU, Professor Gómez received the Inaugural Bhagwan Mahavir Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship in 2011, a CIBER Faculty Research Award in 2013, and was recently nominated to FIU President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award. Professor Gómez has also been appointed as a Research Fellow at the Universidad Metropolitana Law School, Faculty Fellow at FIU CIBER, and a Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for the Legal Profession. Leading academic publishers such as Stanford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Hart Publishing, have disseminated Professor Gomez’s work. Professor Gómez’s articles have appeared in leading academic journals such as the Missouri Dispute Resolution Journal, the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation, the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, the University of San Francisco Law Review, the FIU Law Review, and the Revista del Instituto Mexicano de Derecho Comparado, among others.


April 2015 - Present Associate Dean for International and Graduates Studies & Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
April 2012 - Present Visiting Professor, INIDEM Business Law School
May 2010 - Present Associate Professor, Florida International University College of Law
December 2009 - Present Visiting Professor, Universidad Sergio Arboleda
May 2012 Visiting Professor, U. of Iowa College of Law
August 2007 - May 2010 Assistant Professor, Florida International University College of Law
August 2005 - July 2007 Teaching Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford Law School
June 2005 - August 2005 Visiting Professor, Universidad Metropolitana
September 1995 - August 2001 Assistant Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 1. FIU Center for International Business Education and Research CIBER, 2013 Faculty Award (shared with Professor Carlos M. Parra from the COB)
  • 2. Fellow, Stanford Center for the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School (2012-present)
  • 3. Investigador Libre Asociado, Universidad Metropolitana (2012-present)
  • 4. Florida International University Bhagwan Mahavir Junior Faculty Fellowship (2011)
  • 5. Research Excellence Diploma and appointment as Honorary Member of Grupo Nuevas Visiones del Derecho, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia (2011)
  • 6. Law and Society Association, Dissertation Award for outstanding scholarship in a dissertation (2008)
  • 7. Latin American Studies Association, Venezuelan Studies Section, Best Article (2007)
  • 8. Richard S. Goldsmith Award for Best Paper in Dispute Resolution at Stanford University (2007)
  • 9. Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Federal, Mención Honorífica
  • 10. Ayacucho Graduate Fellow, Center for Latin American Studies (2002-2005)
  • 11. Fellow, Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation (2004)
  • 12. Fellow, Stanford Law School Class of 2002 Fellowship in Conflict Resolution (2003)
  • 13. Professor Manuel A. Gomez named FIU Top Scholar for 2021


  • Latin American & Caribbean Law
  • Judicial Reform
  • International Law
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Cuban Legal Studies
  • Comparative Law
  • Arbitration/Mediation


2002 - 2007 Juris Science Doctor (J.S.D.), Stanford University, School of Law
2001 - 2002 Juris Science Master (J.S.M.), Stanford University, School of Law
1994 - 1996 Spec. in Civil Procedure, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
1989 - 1993 J.D. cum laude, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Contact Information

Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street RDB 2073
Miami, FL 33199

Ph: 305.348.1158


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