Rafael Cox Alomar
Visiting Professor of Law
Rafael Cox Alomar attended Cornell (B.A. magna cum laude), Oxford (D.Phil. Marshall Scholar), and Harvard Law School (J.D.), from which he graduated in 2004.
Professor Cox Alomar is admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia, the State of New York, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Cox Alomar practiced law in various international law firms in Washington, D.C., acting on behalf of clients on a wide array of dispute resolution and transactional matters. He has acted as counsel on several international arbitrations before the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) representing various Latin American sovereigns. Professor Cox Alomar’s scholarly interests range widely, from the constitutional status of the American territories within the U.S.’s federal system, to the legal decolonization of the British, French, Dutch and Danish special jurisdictions. Professor Cox Alomar has also written and lectured on a multitude of topics pertaining to investor-state international arbitration.
Professor Cox Alomar is the author of The Puerto Rico Constitution (Oxford University Press), 2022 (forthcoming). He visited the Georgetown Law Center during the summer of 2019 and appears regularly as a constitutional law analysist for CNN En Español, France 24, and NTN24. His op ed pieces appear regularly in El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico) and in El Listín Diario (Dominican Republic).