Director, Latin America, International Law Programs, UC Davis School of Law
Dr. Jorge Rojas is director Latin America, International Law Programs, UC Davis School of Law, where he works on international intellectual property. He also serves as program director for the Chile – UC Davis Partnership, interacting with Chilean government agencies, universities and the private sector to facilitate educational exchange agreements and research collaborations with UC Davis. His research focuses on university research processes, international intellectual property and technology transfer. He has worked on intellectual property issues for UC Davis, public agencies, universities and the private sector in Latin America and Europe and has published on technology and intellectual property issues.
Dr. Rojas is a lawyer and a native of Chile. He holds degrees in accounting from the University of Concepcion and in Law from the University of Chile. He earned a master’s degree (LLM) from the UC Davis Law School in 2003 and a juris doctor (JSD) from the UC Berkeley Law School in 2008. He was a civil servant in Chile from 1991 to 1998, focusing on agreements of international cooperation and higher education. From 1998 to 2002 he was a lawyer for Fundacion Chile. He received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000 and currently holds an appointment as a visiting professor of law at the University of Chile, and is a faculty member at the UC Davis Center for the Science and Technology Studies.