Guillermo Garcia, 2011, Mexico


Visiting Researcher - Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Co-Director, US-Mexico Offshore Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources in the Gulf of Mexico Project - Center for US and Mexican Law, University of Houston Law Center

How has your Fletcher experience impacted your professional trajectory? After my time at Fletcher I was able to develop a more profound career in international law. As a Fletcher student I was not only exposed to opportunities to expand my abilities as a practitioner, but I was able to learn from the viewpoint of policy makers. Fletcher students are able to understand the profound roots of international norms and, at the same time, apply them in every area of policy making or legal practice.

Why I chose Fletcher: After completing two degrees (international relations and law) and practicing law for three years in the area of international public and private affairs, the next necessary step for my career was to specialize in international law. I felt that there was no better place to do just that than one of the oldest and most well regarded schools of international affairs and international law.

Favorite book:
Principles of Public International Law

Favorite author:
Ian Brownlie

Favorite city:

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
The development of public international law and the exploitation of trans-boundary resources in the Gulf of Mexico

Favorite lecture attended:
International Legal Order

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • International Political Economy
  • Law and Development
  • Public International Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Law Society
  • Amicus Curiae Group for the Inter-American System of Human Rights
  • Latin America Group
  • Law and International Development Society

Education before Fletcher

  • J.D., Law, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
  • BA, International Relations, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
  • Certificate, Public and Private International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law

Experience before Fletcher

  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP, Asociate - Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Advisor - Mexico City, Mexico 
  • De la Calle & Dosal, LLP, Law Clerk - Mexico City, Mexico


  • Spanish
  • French