Pedro Malavet's Blog

Professor Malavet graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. He then clerked for the Honorable Raymond L. Acosta of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1987 to 1989. After his clerkship, he worked as a Junior Partner in the Bufete Malavet & Ayoroa, a small firm that specialized in litigation. He started teaching at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School. He returned to Georgetown in 1993 to complete a Masters Degree in law and was offered the Future Law Professor Fellowship, which allowed him to study, co-teach a course with a member of the Georgetown faculty and to develop a scholarly article. After completing the fellowship and the LLM in late 1994, he joined the UF faculty in the summer of 1995.

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued its long awaited opinion in Sanchez-Valle v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico last Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Case no. 15-108, 579 U.S. ___ (2016); http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-108_k4mp.pdf (last visited June 14, 2016)). The six-justice majority ruled, in an opinion authored by Justice Kagan, that although ...

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