Tue Mar 31 2015   

Faculty Profile

Leonardo Alvarado

Adjunct Assistant Professor


E-mail:  Leonardo Alvarado
Office Number: Room 219
Office Phone: (520) 621-3002

Courses Taught:
Comparative Law on Indigenous Peoples - Law 656G
Native American Natural Resources - Law 643D

Biographical Information

Leonardo Alvarado specializes in international human rights law and indigenous peoples. Alvarado is a member of the Arizona State Bar. He has worked as Human Rights Specialist Attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Organization of American States) in Washington, D.C. He had also previously been Assistant Professor at the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University where he taught courses on Comparative Indigenous-State Relations and Federal Indian Policy. Throughout his career, he has worked as legal counsel and consultant for indigenous communities and organizations in Central America and has taught and presented at various seminars throughout Latin America on comparative indigenous rights law and policy and on the utilization of the Inter-American Human Rights System. In addition to his teaching, he also currently serves as Advisor in the Support Project for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples at the College of Law.


James E. Rogers College of Law, L.L. M. Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (2006) 
James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. (2004) 
University of Arizona, M.A. (American Indian Studies) (2000) 
Fort Lewis College, B.A. (International Relations) (1997)