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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Gerardo Vildostegui, 2003

Co-director, Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy

Gerardo Vildostegui is the child of immigrants from Cuba

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Philosophy at University of California, Berkeley

GERARDO VILDOSTEGUI is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Law in Camden. He is also a PhD candidate in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jerry was born in Miami to a family originally from Cuba.

Jerry received his BA in philosophy from Yale University in 1996, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa after his junior year. He received his JD from Yale University in 2000, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.

After law school, as a Luce Foundation scholar, Jerry worked in Japan at the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism and at University of Tokyo. He has worked in Puerto Rico helping to write a report on prison conditions, at the Office of the Legal Adviser in the State Department, in Costa Rica at the Center for Justice and International Law, and in Chile working on an exchange with Chilean law students.

Jerry is now an assistant professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, where he teaches constitutional law and is a co-director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy.

  • PhD Philosophy | University of California, Berkeley 2008
  • JD Law | Yale University 2000
  • BA Philosophy | Yale University 1996
Work History
  • Rutgers Law School, Assistant Professor of Law
  • Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, Co-director