Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Anthropology student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
César holds a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D) 23' from Cornell University, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Cornell Law School, and a Graduate Degree in Criminal Procedure from Universidad Externado de Colombia. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia).
He researches and teaches comparative law, legal education and the legal profession, criminal procedure, evidence law, law and development, and judicial-decision making of trial courts. His regional focus is Latin America, with particular attention to Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. He compares these Latin American legal systems with the United States. His research uses interdisciplinary approaches, drawing from multiple methodologies and theoretical frameworks. However, he mostly relies on qualitative research methods. He is broadly interested in legal and political anthropology, sociology of law, and linguistic anthropology.
His prior professional experience includes policy analysis and research at Governmental Institutions. he also worked in the legal sector for law firms in Criminal Law, Procedure, & Compliance. His legal practice included litigation before trial Courts and legal research.
Legal and political anthropology; linguistic anthropology; legal education, socialization, and the legal profession; ideology; postcolonial thought and decolonization; law and development; social reproduction; Latin America and the Caribbean; Colombia; Chile.
Law: Comparative law; criminal procedure and criminal law; evidence law; judicial-decision making; legal theory; legal epistemology; law and development.
César is researching the transformation of legal education and the legal profession under the current wave of internationalization of graduate legal degrees. César studies legal culture and its mechanisms of professionalization to analyze how they are being transformed by globalization, hierarchies of transnational knowledge production, and economic shifts that impact the legal field.
Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D) 23', Cornell Law School; Master of Laws (LL.M.) 19', Cornell Law School; Graduate Degree in Criminal Procedure 17', Universidad Externado de Colombia; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) 16' Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Cornell University Graduate School travel grant; 2020 Einaudi Center International Research travel grant; Colombian Secretary of Science Graduate Student Grant Loan; Colfuturo Grant Loan
Awards and Honors
Excellence Award, Undergraduate Thesis (2016).
Cesar Ramirez, “Legal Education Abroad: Colombian Legal Graduates and the Social Effects of LL.M. degrees,” Novum Jus 16. 3, 339-381, (2022).
Daniel Medina Garcia, Sylvana Peña Saffon & Cesar Ramirez Salazar, Suggestions and Opinions Regarding the Principle of Discretionary Prosecution in Colombia,103, Derecho Penal y Criminologia Externado, 109, 109-43, (2017).