August 21, 2019.


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Universidad Diego Portales Law School (UDP) presented the seminar “Gender Biases in the Legal World” with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the Judicial Branch. The event took place in the Supreme Court Salon of Honor on August 21 and was attended by various Judicial Branch officials and Chilean law students. [SEE VIDEO ]



The activity was inaugurated by Marcelo Montenero, the Dean of the UDP August 21, 2019Law School, and by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano. Supreme Court Justice Andrea Muñoz, the Director of the Judicial Branch’s Technical Secretariat on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination, offered a keynote speech on gender bias.


A panel discussion entitled “Gender Biases in the Legal World: Presence, Consequences and Challenges” was then held. It featured Nicole Nehme, a partner with the law firm Ferrada Nehme; JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano; Carmen Andrade, the Director of the Universidad de Chile Gender Equality Office; and Juan Enrique Pi, the Executive President of Fundación Iguales. The panel was moderated by UDP Gender Studies Department Director Mariana Gaba.

The awards ceremony for the IV National Procedure Law Seedbed Competition: Justice Systems and Gender Perspective was also held that day. A total of 16 teams from 12 Chilean universities participated in the event. First prize went to the presentation “Gender Stereotypes in the Judicial Process: Critical and Latin American Comparative Legal Analysis” from Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). [SEE VIDEO]