Carla is a Chilean lawyer. She has been a lecturer of Introduction to Political, Economic and Social Thought at the Economics and Business School of Universidad de Chile and teaching assistant for Criminal Law and other subjects at Universidad de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law Faculties. Later she worked as a legislative advisor at the Chilean Congress, and after that, she practised law in criminal litigation. She was awarded an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2018.

The title of her research is: "Criminal law and the passage of time: limitation periods in Germany, the USA and the UK" under the supervision of Dr Matthew Dyson and Prof Julian Roberts. She serves as teaching assistant for FHS Advanced Criminal Law and convenes the Criminal Law Discussion Group.

Carla is very interested in theoretical and empirical issues related to crime, violence, state powers and legitimacy.


Research Interests

Comparative law, criminal law, criminology, public policy, political theory, jurisprudence.

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