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María Guadalupe Martínez

J.S.D. Candidate ’16

María Guadalupe Martínez is a native of Córdoba, Argentina, where she obtained her first law degree in 2003. Following her graduation, she clerked for a District Court with civil and commercial jurisdiction, then worked as a legal advisor for a state agency in charge of the execution of development projects financed by international investment organizations, and spent some months working for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Legal Department in Washington, D.C. In 2006, Ms. Martinez was appointed Assistant Professor of Tort Law at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, position she is currently on leave from. She was later a Research Fellow, with a grant by the Secretary of Science and Technology of said institution and a Visiting Researcher at Yale. Ms. Martínez received her first law degree from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, where she is also a Ph.D. candidate, and her LL.M. degree from Yale Law School, where she is currently a doctoral candidate.

Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
María Guadalupe Martínez’s areas of interest include law and economics, philosophy of tort law, punitive damages, class actions, products liability, and environmental torts. For her J.S.D. project, she is working to articulate models encompassing the competing theoretical accounts of punitive damages, in an attempt to deepen our understanding of the institution and the practice to which it gives structure.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Jules L. Coleman (Supervisor), John F. Witt (Reader), and Douglas Kysar (Reader).

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2011
M.Phil. (Legal Theory and Argumentation), U. Nacional de Córdoba, 2011(c)
J.D. [Abogada], U. Nacional de Córdoba, 2003

Contact information:
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06511
Library Office: 414 (L4)