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Sebastian Zarate

Ph.D.
Communication Law

Office: Weimer 2019 Phone: 352-283-9237 Email: sebastianzarate@ufl.edu Twitter: @profszarate

Bio

Hometown:
Santiago, Chile

Sebastian Zarate is a doctoral student and Graduate Fellow of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida. As in March 2018, he will start a position as Assistant Professor at the School of Communication at the University of Los Andes (Chile). Before coming to UF, Zarate worked for eight years an Assistant Professor of Law at the Catholic University of Chile, after getting his Ph.D. in Law at the University of Bristol (England). Also wa the General Counsel of the Chilean National Press Association, and Counsel of the Chilean Media Ethics Committee.

Education

Doctoral Advisors:
Professor Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Director of the UF Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project
Professor Tony Prosser, Professor of Public Law at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

PhD. in Law, University of Bristol (England)
LLM in Constitutional Law, Catholic University of Chile
J.D., Catholic University of Chile.

Publications

Publications:

S Zarate, “The Constitutional Value of Falsehoods and Misleading Messages in Social Media.” In Cetina Presuel, Rodrigo and Corredoira y Alfonso, Loreto and Gutiérrez Atala (eds.) Cross-border Journalism and Human Dignity, Madrid, 2017.

C Calvert, S Zarate, A Vining and Stephanie McNeff “Fake News and The First
Amendment: Reconciling a Disconnect Between Theory and Doctrine.” The
University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2017 (forthcoming, January 2018).

C Calvert, A Vining and S Zarate “Reining in Internet-Age Expansion of Exemption 7(C): Towards a Tort Law Approach for Ferreting Out Legitimate Privacy Concerns and Unwarranted Intrusions Under FOIA,” SMU Law Review September 2017.

S Zarate “Pluralismo en el sistema informativo” [‘Media pluralism’], Serie Temas de Agenda Pública, Centro UC de Políticas Públicas, Santiago 2016.

A.M. Celis and S Zarate “Libertad de enseñanza y libertad religiosa: los establecimientos escolares con orientación religiosa en Chile” [‘Education and religious freedom: religious orientated schools in Chile’], Serie Temas de Agenda Pública, Centro UC de Políticas Públicas, Santiago 2015.

S Zárate “La inadmisibilidad del veto presidencial en el proceso legislativo. Sentencia del TC en Televisión Digital Terrestre IV” [‘Presidencial veto. Constitutional Court decision in Digital Television Act Decision IV’], Sentencias Destacadas 2014, Libertad y Desarrollo, Santiago 2015.

S Zárate “Hacia un estatuto constitucional de órganos autónomos” [‘Towards a constitutional recognition of regulatory intitutions’]  In: José Francisco García, editor. ¿Nueva Constitución o Reforma? Nuestra Propuesta: Evolución Constitucional. Santiago: Thomson Reuters; 2015. p. 214-243.

S Zárate “La expectativa de privacidad y grabaciones ocultas” [‘Expectation of privacy and use of hidden cameras’], Sentencias Destacadas 2013, Libertad y Desarrollo, Santiago 2014.

M.E. Cruz y S Zárate, “Building Trust in Antitrust: The Chilean Case,” in Competition Law and Policy in Latin America, Eleanor M Fox and D Daniel Sokol (eds). Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2009

S Zárate “Responsabilidad Política en la Empresa Pública: ¿Banco del Estado sin control del Estado?” [‘Accountability of Public Enterprises: State Bank without state control?’], Sentencias Destacadas 2009, Libertad y Desarrollo, Santiago 2010.

S Zárate “Libertad Económica y Estado Empresario: cuando la interpretación importa” [‘Economic Freedom and Public Enterprises: when constitutional interpretation matters’], Sentencias Destacadas 2008, Libertad y Desarrollo, Santiago 2009.

Zárate, “La protección penal de la libertad religiosa en Chile: de la última ratio al derecho administrativo sancionador.” Revista General De Derecho Canónico Y Derecho Eclesiástico Del Estado. 2015;1(37):1-20.

Zárate, “La problemática entre el derecho al olvido y la libertad de prensa” [‘The right to be forgotten and freedom of the press’¨], Revista Derecom, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), 2013.

Zárate, “La censura previa y el Estado regulador: propuestas para una configuración” [‘Prior restraint and the regulatory state: proposals for a new structure’], Revista Chilena de Derecho, Santiago, 2013.

Hube, J. González y S. Zárate, “Control Político del Gobierno y de la legislación” [‘Political oversight of legislation’], Hemiciclo, Revista de Estudios Parlamentarios, Valparaíso 2011.

A.M. Celis y S Zárate, “Law and Religion in Chile: Ecclesiastical law in Transition,” Droit et religions : Annuaire Volume 5, PU Aix-Marseille (2010)

Conference Presentations:

S Zarate, A Vining and Stephanie McNeff “Fake News and The First Amendment: Reconciling a Disconnect Between Theory and Doctrine.” Top student paper award in the AEJMC Law division, National Annual Conference, Chicago 2017.

S Zarate, “Between a Neutral and Pluralist Environment: Hate Speech in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.” Presented at the “IAMCR Annual Conference,” Cartagena, Colombia– July 2017.

S Zarate, “The Constitutional Value of Falsehoods and Misleading Messages in Social Media.” International Forum on Communication Law and Ethics, Cartagena, Colombia – July 2017.

A Vining and S Zarate “Reining in Internet-Age Expansion of Exemption 7(C): Towards a Tort Law Approach for Ferreting Out Legitimate Privacy Concerns and Unwarranted Intrusions Under FOIA.” Top student paper award in the AEJMC Law division, Southeast Colloquium 2017.

Research

 

His main research interests are free speech and freedom of the press. His doctoral dissertation relates to the marketplace of ideas theory of the First Amendment, focusing on how both the United States Supreme Court and the press have framed (framing theory) the marketplace of ideas since 1919.

Courses

Catholic University of Chile (2008-2016)

School of Law:
Constitutional Law I, II and III
Parliamentary Law and legal drafting

School of Communications:
Media Law

LLM (master):
Constitution and Regulation
Parliamentary Law and legal drafting
Legal research methods

Research student supervision:
D. program: Four research students, one who graduated in 2017
LLM: Since 2009, 18 master theses