Fernando Bracaccini is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he earned his LL.M. degree in 2018 while he was a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to his doctoral studies at Yale, Fernando earned his law degree at the Universidad de Buenos and the degree of Specialist in Criminal Law at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He taught courses on legal theory, constitutional law, criminal law and human rights at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad de Palermo. He also worked in civil society organizations, in the Argentinean National Congress, in the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires, and clerked in criminal courts.

Fernando’s academic interests include the intersections of political theory and the philosophy of criminal law, and his J.S.D. dissertation tackles the problem of the justification of state punishment from the perspective of the theory of deliberative democracy. Through his dissertation, he aims to provide a new rationale to think about the justification of retributive punishment issued by the state on the basis of the role that citizens have in public deliberation and decision making.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Gideon D. Yaffe (chair), Stephen Darwall (reader), Daniel Markovits (reader), and Scott J. Shapiro (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2018
Specialist in Criminal Law, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2018
J.D. [Abogado], Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2012

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