Arantxa Gutiérrez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Other affiliations

St Antony's College


Arantxa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the project The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse: A Comparative European Analysis led by Professor Shazia Choudhry.

She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh (2021) which was funded by the Chilean National Research and Development Agency (ANID). She also completed an LLM in European and Comparative Private Law (2016) from the same university, for which she was awarded the Edinburgh Global Latin-American Master's Scholarship. Prior to that she earned her first degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the University of Chile.

She is a founding member of the Chilean Network for Comparative Law and part of its first Executive Committee. Arantxa is also affiliated to the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Ius Commune Research School. She has been visiting and exchange student at several universities. Her research visit at the Université de Strasbourg, France, was funded by the League of Research Universities (LERU), while her semester at Universität Heidelberg in Germany was sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. She also spent a semester at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 

Currently she is collaborating with a group of academics in the creation of a comprehensive database of rulings of the Chilean Supreme Court. Proyecto Vigía aims to draw attention to emerging trends in topics related to Private law and critically assess them.

She is qualified to practice law in Chile.

Research Interests

Her research interests lie in Comparative Law broadly construed, privacy protection, defamation, and personal injury compensation, as well as general taxonomic questions and legal history. Her doctoral thesis examined the taxonomy of non-pecuniary losses in English law with a particular focus on how this compares to the idea of préjudice moral in French law.