Marvin Carvajal

Marvin Carvajal

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Marvin Carvajal have served for more than for years as Legal Director of the Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Costa Rica and clerked at the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice between 1998 and 2006. He later served as Director of the Judicial School of the Judicial Branch until 2014.

Among his achievements, Mr.Carvajal represented the Presidency of the Republic in varios significant proceedings before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice. He had a decisive participation in several proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, such as the Advisory Opinion OC/24, submitted by Costa Rica regarding the protection of LGBTI rights. He also represented Costa Rica in the Artavia Murillo and Gómez Murillo cases regarding the right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) under Costa Rican law.

Marvin Carvajal studied at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained a doctorate in Constitutional Law.

Practice Areas
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Counsel
- Current
Practice in Constitutional and Administrative Law, Litigation and Conflicts Resolution.
Legal Director (General Counsel)
Presidency of Costa Rica
Legal advice. Litigation. Conflicts Resolution.
Judicial Training Scholl
Constitutional Chamber of The Supreme Court of Costa Rica
Legal advice to Justices of the Supreme Court.
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
J.D. (2002) | Constitutional Law
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Universidad de Costa Rica
B.A. (1997) | Law
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Professional Associations
Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica  # 1 0753 0631
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Administrative Law
Universidad de Salamanca
Derechos Humanos y Juicio Justo
Universidad de Chile
Protección de Datos Personales
Instituto de las Administraciones Públicas, España
Contact & Map
Avenida de las Américas, 68th Street
San Jose 10108
Costa Rica
Telephone: (506) 403-6201 Ext. 7
Cell: (506) 831-6302 Ext. 1
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