Ricardo Gutierrez Padilla is a Mexican citizen with an extensive experience in public policy design, implementation, and evaluation in his native country. He has served as Vice President of the University of Guadalajara (the second largest university in the country), as member of national commissions for the design of public policies in the higher education system, and as an advisor for two national president’s task forces. Presently he is promoting the impulse of alternative dispute resolution as a way to bring people efficient access to justice-imparting procedures in Mexico, as President of Por la Gente de Bien (For the Good People; NGO). He holds a M.Sc. degree in Neurosciences, a PhD in Innovation and Technologies, and now he is a full-time graduate student (2014 Class) at Pepperdine University School of Law, in the Master of Dispute Resolution Program hosted by the Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution.