Luciano Simonetti I.

Luciano Simonetti I.Luciano Simonetti I. is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he obtained his LL.M. degree in 2023. He also holds an LL.B. from Universidad Católica de Chile, where he graduated with maximum distinction (summa cum laude).

Before coming to Yale, Luciano worked as an adjunct professor at Universidad del Desarrollo Law School, where he taught Economic Regulation with co-professor John Henríquez Oyarzo. Previously, he served as an academic tutor at Universidad Central Law School's Department of Public Law and as a teaching assistant at Universidad Católica de Chile. In addition, he worked as a legal advisor in the Senate of the Republic of Chile.

Luciano's academic interests include comparative constitutional law, political and constitutional theory, legislation, and empirical legal studies. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in various Latin American journals, including Revista Chilena de Derecho y Ciencia Política and Revista de la Facultad de Derecho (Uruguay). His J.S.D. thesis explores legal legitimacy from an empirical and comparative perspective.

Doctoral Committee

Tom R. Tyler (chair), Asli U. Bali (reader), James Q. Whitman (reader)


LL.M., Yale Law School, 2023

LL.B., Universidad Católica de Chile, 2018

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