Walter Sachún Salazar, Lawyer; LLM Candidate, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Walter Sachun, from Lima, Peru, is a lawyer with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lima; he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an LLM candidate at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Prior to coming to BYU, Sachun worked at Peru’s Office of the Attorney General, where he reported directly to the attorney general. Among Sachun’s recent high-profile cases is the prosecution and incarceration of former Peruvian president Pedro Castillo following criminal investigations on graft, corruption, and a coup d’état attempt. Sachun is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his previous professional endeavors include corporate law and real estate development. Because he feels a sense of duty toward public policy and has a profound commitment to protect the rights, health, and safety of Peruvian citizens, his long-term plans are for a life devoted to service of God, church, and country.