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Summer Law Program in Madrid Faculty

Summer Law Program in Madrid faculty are internationally recognized scholars who provide students with a well-rounded academic experience. 

Professor Lauren Bartlett

Lauren E. Bartlett, J.D.
Associate Professor

Professor Lauren E. Bartlett joined St. Louis University School of Law in 2019. Her work focuses on the intersections between human rights, access to justice, and legal ethics. In Spring 2020, she launched a new Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic. Through the Clinic, Professor Bartlett and her law students provide free civil legal services to and file international human rights complaints on behalf of immigrants and incarcerated people in the St. Louis region. Previously, Professor Bartlett taught at Ohio Northern University College of Law, American University Washington College of Law, and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. At American University Washington College of Law, she also provided trainings and technical assistance to legal aid attorneys and public defenders using human rights law in their everyday work and supported the work of the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture. Professor Bartlett is a former legal aid attorney and co-founded the Louisiana Justice Institute, a nonprofit civil rights legal advocacy organization, where she focused on protecting the rights of persons affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Before obtaining her law degree, Professor Bartlett worked with nonprofit organizations in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nepal, Ghana, Bangladesh, and India, alongside advocates fighting for social and environmental justice. Professor Bartlett holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta

Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta, J.D.

Professor Borrajo Iniesta was an associate professor of law at the Complutense University in Madrid from 1984 - 1989 and was appointed a full professor of law at the University of Navarra, where he taught from 1993 - 1995. He has also lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris, the European University in Florence, Italy, the Academy of European Public Law in Spetses, Greece and at the College of William and Mary, both in Virginia and at their summer program. He is currently senior staff attorney at the Constitutional Court of Spain in Madrid, where he also teaches at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset. He has collaborated as an expert with the Council of Europe in the fields of human rights and the rule of law, and he has published widely in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, European Community law, due process and other public law subjects. He has a J.D. and a Doctor in Law from Complutense University of Madrid and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Javier Martinez-Torron

Javier Martinez-Torron, J.D.

Professor Martínez-Torrón has been a professor of law (Catedrático) at Complutense University of Madrid since 2000. Formerly a professor at the University of Granada (1993 - 2000), his teaching areas are comparative law, law and religion, marriage law and Canon Law. In these areas he has published extensively in 28 countries and 13 languages, including 25 books as author or editor. He has taught, lectured, spoken in international conferences or done research at more than one hundred universities in the five continents, among them Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Emory, Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, and Freiburg. He is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, vice president of the Canon Law and Law-and-Religion section of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, and honorary foreign member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Cordoba (Argentina). He was co-founder of the Spanish Association of Comparative Law and a member of its board of directors. He has been a member of international and Spanish advisory bodies in the area of freedom of religion and ethics; in particular, the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion of Belief, the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom of the Spanish Ministry of Justice, and the Committee of Bioethics of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Spain. He has a J.D. from the University of Granada and a J.C.L., J.S.D., and a J.C.D. from the University of Navarra.

Ana Santos Rutschman

Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D., LL.M.
Assistant Professor

Ana Santos Rutschman is assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She focuses on topics related to innovation in the life sciences, health law, intellectual property, and law and technology. She has spoken on these topics at conferences and events around the United States and several other countries. Her scholarship has appeared in leading law reviews, as well as newspapers, including the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Her book, Vaccines as Technology: Innovation, Barriers and the Public Health, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022. Before joining SLU LAW, Professor Rutschman consulted for the World Health Organization during the 2015-16 Ebola and Zika outbreaks. In 2018, she was named a Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 

Constance Wagner

Constance Z. Wagner, J.D., LL.M.

Professor Constance Wagner has taught at SLU Law since 1995. Her areas of specialization include the law of business associations, financial services regulation, international trade law, and international business transactions. She holds a secondary academic appointment in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Professor Wagner has often focused on international and comparative law in her legal career. Prior to entering law teaching, she practiced corporate law in New York City for 14 years, including advising domestic and foreign clients on cross-border transactions and regulatory matters. She teaches international law courses as a member of the Center for International and Comparative Law. She has taught in the SLU Law Madrid Summer Law Program and as a visiting law professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her scholarship includes articles on international trade law, women in international law, corporate social responsibility, and business and human rights. She is the publications chair for the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, and is currently working on a book on the emerging area of business and human rights due diligence. She holds a J.D. and Certificate in Foreign and Comparative Law from Columbia University School of Law, an LL.M. from Universitaet Konstanz (Germany), an M.B.A. from Saint Louis University Chaifetz School of Business, and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences.

Lorena Bachmaier Winter

Lorena Bachmaier Winter, J.D.

Professor Bachmaier Winter has been a professor of the faculty of law at Complutense University since 1996, where she teaches both criminal and civil procedure. She has written extensively on the subject of procedure and lectured in universities and governmental agencies in Europe and Latin America. She is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation and the Ibero-American Association of Procedural Law and has consulted for Spain’s Ministry of Justice. Over the years she has been a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a visiting scholar in the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany), the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University. Her comparative legal studies are focused on human rights and procedure, international judicial cooperation, comparative law and the EU process of legal harmonization. She has a J.D. from Complutense University of Madrid, an M.A. from Complutense University and a J.S.D. from Complutense University.