THE INITIATIVE ON APEX COURT APPOINTMENTS
José Ramón Cossío Díaz
José Ramón Cossío Díaz is a Mexican lawyer who served as Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico from December 2003 to November 2018. He has been a professor at various institutions such as the National Preparatory School of UNAM, the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey -Unidad Colima-, and the Faculty of Law of the UNAM.
Throughout his career, he has received various recognitions such as the Benito Juárez-Peña Colorada Award, the Research Award from the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the National Award for Sciences and Arts in the area of History, Social Sciences and Philosophy. He has written many books and published articles and memoirs in a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers. Since 2014 he has been a member of the National College.
Cossío Díaz studied law at the University of Colima, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He studied for a master’s degree in constitutional law and political science at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid. He carried out doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid.