Idiomas: Español, Inglés.
Lawyer, graduated from Universidad de Chile’s Valparaíso Law School.
During his studies he obtained the following acknowledgements: Luis Vicuña Suarez Award for the Top Civil Law Student; the Institute of Criminal Sciences Award; he was also awarded a scholarship at the Chile-California Plan, took course studies at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Berkeley campuses. He obtained his professional law degree in 1970.
In 1968, via a public prequalification contest, he was appointed Assistant and then Professor of the Civil Law Chair at Universidad de Chile’s Law Department, a position he held until 2010. In parallel, he held the academic positions of Director of the Private Law Department and Academic Advisor of that department, as elected by its faculty members for two consecutive periods.
Since 2005, he has retained the Civil Law Chair at Universidad del Desarrollo’s Law Department, in Santiago. Additionally, he has served as Extension Director of that university.
Between 1970 and 1973, he worked as a lawyer for the Metallurgical Employers’ Union.
In 1975, he joined the law firm “Stitchkin, Figueroa, Rodríguez y Nun” as partner.
In 1976, he was appointed Director of Civil Organizations of the government’s General Secretariat Ministry.
In 1977, he was appointed legal counsel of the Ministry of the Interior, a position he held until 1986, when he was appointed Public Prosecutor of the Interior Ministry, a position he held until 1990.
In terms of his private legal practice, in 1990 he incorporated the law firm “Rodríguez, Cardemil y Uribe Etxeverría”. In 2005 he joined the law firm “Espina, Zepeda, Acosta, Rodríguez y Tavolari”. In 2009 he incorporated “Tavolari y Rodríguez”, and since that date to the present, “Rodríguez y Cia. SpA”.
In parallel, between 1995 and 2015, he worked as elected member of Renovación Nacional’s Supreme Tribunal, which he presided during the last ten years.
Publications on general and political issues: A matter of principle (“Una cuestión de principios”) (1988); Latin America in the face of terrorism: The triangle of terror” (“Latinoamérica Frente al Terrrismo: El Triángulo del Terror”) (1989).
In addition to articles published in books and specialized journals on various topics, he published: Civil Law Lessons Year I; Civil Law Lessons Year II; Civil Law Lessons Year III; and, Civil Law Lessons Year IV, initially issued as class notes, and currently undergoing the process of publication.