Judge Manuel Gonzalez Oropeza,Graduated from the School of Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), received his Bachelor in Law Magna Cum Laude; He graduated his Masters in Arts degree in Public Law from the University of California at Los Angeles; He received the degree of PhD in Law from the National University of Mexico. He also received a PhD Honoris Causa from the State University of Baja California. He is a founding member of the National System of Research. He is a faculty at the Institute for Legal Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a professor of the Graduate Division in the School of Law, at the same University.
In the professional field he has served, among other positions, as Secretary General of the Department of Humanities at the UNAM; Bureau Chief of the Diplomatic Archives of Mexico at the Department of Foreign Affairs; Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Justice; Chairman of the Electoral Council of the Federal (México City) Elections Board at the Federal District, which organized the first election for mayor in 1997. He has been a professor in various state and private universities throughout the country and abroad, such as Montreal, California at Los Angeles, Houston, Michigan State, and Texas at Austin.
He was the founding director of the Institute for Legal Research at the University of Guadalajara; founding president of the Academic Council of the Institute of Legislative Studies of the Congress of the State of Mexico; Chairman of the Academic Council of the Institute for consensus of the parliamentary groups of that State Legislature.
His work and academic research includes case studies on Constitutional Law, History of Law and Comparative Law, as well as the publication of articles and books in such subjects.
He was member of the Committee appointed by the Executive Branch of the State of Veracruz, to prepare the preliminary draft reform of the Constitution of the State, whose amendments were submitted to the Constitutional Convention which enacted the State Constitution on February 3rd, 2000. He has collaborated in the draft of Amendments to the Constitutions of the states of Durango, Guerrero and Queretaro.
Since November 2006, He serves as justice of the Supreme Court for Elections in Mexico.
On the year 2010, he has been credited as alternate member of the Venice Commission from the Council of Europe.
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