María Guadalupe Martínez


María Guadalupe Martínez is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she also completed her LL.M. degree in 2011. She is currently Professor at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was Assistant Professor of Tort Law at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Before coming to Yale, María Guadalupe worked as a Law Clerk for a District Court, as a Legal Advisor for a state agency in charge of the execution of development projects financed by international investment organizations, and as a Legal Advisor for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Legal Department in Washington, D.C. She received her first law degree in 2003 and her M.Phil. degree in 2011 from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

María Guadalupe's academic interests include private law and theory, particularly torts and the philosophy of tort law. For her J.S.D. dissertation, 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 Douglas Kysar (supervisor), John Fabian Witt (reader), and Gideon Yaffe (reader)

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2011
M.Phil. in Legal Theory and Argumentation, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2011
J.D. (Abogada), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2003

Contact Information
guadalupe.martinez@yale.edu