Emilio Gallardo

Transitional Justice Scholar (email)

Emilio Gallardo Cornejo graduated magna cum laude from the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) in Ecuador, where he was awarded a scholarship and Dean’s List and President’s List awards for academic excellence. He completed his first Master Degree in Constitutional Law at UEES, in which his legal thesis regarding judicial proceedings for fundamental rights protection was published by the University in 2014. In 2016 he was awarded with the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master Degree in the United States. Since 2011, he has been working at an Ecuadorian law firm, primarily in the areas of corporate law, civil law, and constitutional law. He has litigated at different court levels in Ecuador, including the Constitutional Court. Additionally, he was legal advisor of the Chamber of Industries of Guayaquil from 2011 to 2015, and, from 2014 to 2016 he was de Legal Director of the Ecuadorian Association of Young Entrepreneurs. Before coming to NYU to pursue his LLM in International Legal Studies, he was the Academic Coordinator of the Business Law Master’s of the UEES and lecturer in the same University.  Currently, his studies at NYU, where he was awarded with the Dean’s Graduate scholarship, focus on international human rights and international economic law.