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Marcela Prieto
USC Gould School of Law

Marcela Prieto

Assistant Professor of Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 7, 2021




Marcela Prieto Rudolphy is an assistant professor of law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. Her research areas include international law, the international laws of armed conflict, and political, moral and legal philosophy. She teaches public international law, criminal law and criminal procedure.

Prieto graduated summa cum laude from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2015, she graduated from the LLM program at New York University, where she was an Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar and part of the Transitional Justice Leadership program. In 2020, she obtained her JSD degree from New York University.

Her dissertation, entitled "The Laws of War: The Fragility in Regulating Killing," won the 2021 NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award in Social Sciences, and a revised version, entitled "The Morality of the Laws of War: War, Law, and Murder," is under contract with Oxford University Press.

From 2012-2014, Prieto worked at the Chilean Ministry of Interior (Human Rights Program) prosecuting crimes against humanity committed during Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship.

She is co-editor in chief of the Spanish issue of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2021
Re: Gregory Keating

Gregory Keating was interviewed about the legal fallout from the Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting. “Somebody has to have been negligent,” he said. “This doesn’t happen without negligence. There are safety protocols that are supposed to be followed. It’s really just a matter of who’s negligent and how the responsibility gets parceled out. Then it gets murky because the facts are murky.” He was also quoted in Yahoo!.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Gregory Keating
August, 2021

“Irreparable Injury and the Incompleteness of Tort Law,” Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory II Conference.

Robin Craig
August, 2021

"Promoting 'Climate Change Plus' Industries Through the Administrative State: The Case of Marine Aquaculture," Yale Journal on Regulation.

Jonathan Barnett
August, 2021

"Startup Exit Strategies in the New Antitrust Era," Bloomberg Law, Aug. 11, 2021.