|Dr. Luis Fernando Rojas-Lopez
JD, LL.M (Moscow), LL.M (Harvard), Ph.D (Cantab)
Dr. Rojas-López' fields of expertise are international trade and policy analysis. He maintains regional responsibility as Interstice's Head of the Americas. A political, legal and business consultant as well as a noted academic, Dr. Rojas-López is an authority on the WTO and regional trade agreements.
For over 20 years Dr. Rojas-López has provided his expertise to both public and private sectors, in developed and developing countries. He consulted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Secretariat in the first anti-dumping case brought by the U.S. against Mexico under the NAFTA. He also served as the senior international trade advisor to a Costa Rican presidential candidate, and has advised the Exporter's Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica (CADEXCO) on the Administration of Free Trade Agreements. His consulting activities have also included projects for the Canadian Government and for the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rojas-López has taught international economics and law courses at Ph.D. and LL.M. levels under the Universidad Complutense (Spain)-ULACIT University (Costa Rica) Joint Doctoral Law Program. He has been a lecturer and research supervisor in International Trade Law and Free Trade Agreements, Public International Law, Private International Law, and Commercial Law. He has also taught at the Foreign Relations Institute of the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Rojas-López holds J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Peoples' Friendship University of Moscow, an LL.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a Fulbright Foundation Scholarship (1986-1989) to carry out doctoral studies in the U.S. Dr. Rojas-López is also a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association.