Carlos De la Rosa Xochitiotzi is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he earned his LL.M. degree in 2017. During 2016-2017, Carlos was a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar. His research focuses on institutional legitimacy, institutional design, empirical legal studies, the sociology of law, criminal justice, and human rights. His J.S.D. dissertation focuses on the legal and institutional challenges of the 2008 criminal justice reform in Mexico. Through the use of procedural justice theory, the dissertation aims to determine the constitutional reform’s impact on the legitimacy of the criminal justice system, particularly on the courts.

Carlos studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he earned his LL.B. degree in 2014. Prior to coming to Yale, Carlos worked at Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC) and the Legal Research Institute at UNAM, as well as on several projects for Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. During those years, Carlos collaborated on several studies on topics such as criminal justice reform, prison conditions, restorative justice, and juvenile justice.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Tom R. Tyler (chair), Judith Resnik (reader), and Tracey L. Meares (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2017
LL.B., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2014

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