Lawyer from the University of Concepción. Master in Political Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chile. Today he works as an academic at the Institute of Public Affairs and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile.
He previously was a professor at Stanford University, headquarters for Latin America, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, at the University of Talca, and at the Alberto Hurtado University. He was president of the Federation of Students of the University of Concepción between 1985 and 1986. He was also a member of the Assembly of Civility (1986).
He has made multiple publications regarding the Chilean bankruptcy and re-democratization. He is a member of the Council of the National Institute of Human Rights elected by the deans of the Faculties of Law of the universities of the Council of Rectors and of the autonomous universities from 2014 to 2019, being elected for a new period between July 2, 2019 and July 2, 2025.
He was elected Director of the Institute, by a majority of the Council members, in July 2019.