Santiago Ortegon Giral
Santiago Ortegón Giral joined the Penn Law S.J.D. program in early 2020, and spent his first semester of doctoral studies at Georgetown University Law Center during the fall of 2019. Mr. Ortegón Giral graduated in 2013 from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia with and LL.B and a Minor in History and Economics, and earned his LL.M degree from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2018. He was a LL.M thesis track student and wrote a dissertation titled ‘Honor the Bargain: To Comply with the Peace Agreement, a Major Step Towards a Lasting Peace in Colombia’ under the guidance of Professor John Yoo. During his time at Berkeley, he served as a delegate of the Law School before UC Berkeley’s Graduate Assembly, and as an Associate Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He also worked with the Worker’s Rights Disability Law Clinic and Berkeley Immigration Group. In Colombia, he was and associate at two Public Law firms, a public officer at an Environmental Bureau, a teaching assistant at Universidad de los Andes, and an intern with the World Bank, conducting research for solving the lengthy delays in Colombia’s judicial system.