Eduardo Mayora Alvarado obtained his first Doctor of Laws degree at the Francisco Marroquín University of Guatemala, in 1997, and a second one at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in July 2004 (with summa cum laude and cum laude distinctions, respectively). He holds a “Master of Laws (Common Law Studies)”, by Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1982 and received his degrees of Attorney at Law and Notary at Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala, in 1980.
He also obtained a graduate diploma in “Fundamentals of Economics” from Francisco Marroquín University in December 1991 and another one in “Economic Analysis” from Francisco Marroquín University in May 1992.
In the professional area, he worked as an associate of the law firm Mayora & Mayora from 1980 to 1982 and as a partner since 1982 to date. He served as Dean of the School of Law of Francisco Marroquín University for more than ten years, from 1989 to 2000, and as a member of the Board of Superintendence of the Tax Administration, SAT, from 1998 to 2000.
He has published more than 20 works, among them are, “The Rule of Law and Judicial Review in Guatemalan and Comparative Law”, published in Guatemala by Artemis Edinter, 2005; “The drama of quicksand,” published by the Law Review of the Law School, at Francisco Marroquín University. This essay won first place in the “Charles Stillman” Annual Academic Contest, organized by Francisco Marroquín University in 1993. “IUSNATURALISM AND SPONTANEOUS ORDERS”, PhD thesis, published by the Francisco Marroquín University, by the publishing house Editorial Amigos del País, Guatemala 1998. «CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, FOR THE FREE SOCIETY», Book published by Fundación República, Buenos Aires, Argentina (ISBN 987-95328-2-1), in 1997. “How to move to a market economy democratically”, co-written with Manuel Ayau C., integral essay of “The Neoliberal Challenge”, compiled by Barry B. Levine, Grupo Editorial Norma 1992.
Since 1984, he has served as a university professor. He has taught at the Rafael Landívar, San Carlos, and Francisco Marroquín Universities since 1988 and he was director of the Seminar on Economic Analysis of Law, PhD Program in Law, at Francisco Marroquín University. He has also been a lecturer and a visiting professor, having taught courses in universities and institutes in Brazil, France, England, Germany, and Argentina.
He is an active member of the Mont Pélérin Society, the Philadelphia Society (for both of which he served as a member of the board), la Asociación de Amigos del País, (of which he was Vice President), and Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo, from the Instituto Guatemalteco de Derecho Notarial (of which he was President). He is a trustee of the Francisco Marroquín University. From 1883 to 1990, was a member of the Rotary Club Guatemala Oeste, having held the presidency of the Club. During the period 1985-1986 he was vice president of the Court of Legal Ethics (Tribunal de Honor) of the Guatemalan Bar Association.
In opinion journalism, he served as a member of the Editorial Board of Siglo Veintiuno for more than a decade. Has published in Siglo Veintinuno, in addition to other newspapers and magazines, such as Revista ContraPoder, for more than 15 years.
He has participated in more than 30 international workshops and seminars. He has been a lecturer at several conferences on topics related to constitutional law, philosophy of law and economic analysis of law; in Guatemala, Argentina, France, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador.
He speaks, Spanish, English and French. He can read and understand Portuguese.