María Eugenia Giménez

Associate Director, Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy

Abogado, University of Mendoza (Argentina)
LL.M., Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium)
LL.M., University of Georgia

Biographical Information: 

María Eugenia Giménez joined UGA in 1993 as research coordinator at the Office of International Development. In 1999, she became associate director for programs and, in 2002, associate director of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.

Giménez developed, and currently directs, three major programs at Georgia Law:

The International Judicial Training Program (IJTP), a collaboration with the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, trains judges and court personnel from around the world. Since 1998, IJTP has trained more than 1,000 participants from the judiciaries of Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Liberia and the United Arab Emirates, among others. The IJTP has received funding from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Bank of Brazil and the Supreme Court of Pernambuco in Brazil.

The Global Internship Program was created in 2001. This program finds interested students summer placements in law firms, organizations and universities worldwide. With more than 70 organizations in 35 countries for Georgia Law students to choose from, it is geographically the largest program at UGA.

In 2013, the Transnational Law Program was created to bring foreign law students to Athens for one to two weeks to study different areas of international and American law. The program also offers students the opportunity to experience academic and campus life at a major research university in the United States.

Giménez earned her law degree at the University of Mendoza in Argentina. She also holds two Master of Laws, one from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) and the other from UGA. In 2003, the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires conferred upon Giménez an honorary professorship. The next year, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and research in the area of regional justice reform at the Universidad del Salvador Faculty of Law.