UCL Faculty of Laws


Ernesto Vargas Weil

Teaching Fellow

Qualifications: LLM, New York University MPP, University of Chile LLB, University of Chile, Admitted to practice in Chile

Current Teaching: LLB Property I


Ernesto joined the UCL Faculty of Laws as an PhD/MPhil student in September 2018. His research is a comparative study on the doctrinal structures that allow English and German property law to adapt itself to changing economic needs and is supported by a Peter Birks Memorial Scholarship. Ernesto holds a position as Assistant Professor at the Private Law Department of the University of Chile, where he has taught on contracts, property and natural resources law. He is admitted to practice in Chile and has relevant professional experience advising and litigating on domestic and international contracts, property law, mining law, green energy and infrastructure. In 2014 he interned as an NYU International Finance and Development Fellow at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, UNIDROIT (Rome, Italy), researching on the application of uniform law in Latin America. He has also been an invited professor at the University Adolfo Ibáñez (Santiago, Chile) and a member of the young lawyers committee of the Chilean Bar Association. He is currently the general editor of the Chilean Blog of Comparative Law. At UCL, he has thought on Property Law and mentored LLM students writing Independent Research Essays. His main interests are comparative law, contract law, property law, natural resources, law and economics, law and society, legal theory and classic liberalism.