Cuitlahuac Castillo Camarena is a student of the 2023-2024 LL.M. in National and Global Health Law. He is originally from Mexico.
Castillo Camarena is interested in human rights, particularly the right to health, and how constitutional courts have interpreted this right. He is also interested in the intersection of discrimination and its impact on people’s health. At Georgetown Law, he seeks to gain insights into the regulatory framework in the United States.
Before enrolling at Georgetown Law, Castillo Camarena worked as an assistant clerk for Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena at the Mexican Supreme Court, focusing on drafting legal orders and opinions on human rights, discrimination, and criminal law. He also served as an assistant in the superior chamber of the electoral court and in a federal district court in Guanajuato. Additionally, he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Parliamentary Studies in Guanajuato and represented a nongovernmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations’ 61st Commission on the Legal Status of Women in New York City. Castillo Camarena’s work extends to collaborating with Mexican NGOs in human rights, discrimination, LGBTQI+ advocacy, and teaching at the University of Guanajuato and the Institute of the Judiciary.
Castillo Camarena holds a J.D. and a postgraduate degree on Constitutional Justice from the University of Guanajuato. Additionally, he has completed summer courses on health litigation at Georgetown Law, a law seminar at Yale University, and the James Madison Program at Princeton University.