Welcome to my website!  I am Raul Sanchez Urribarri, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Legal Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.  I am interested in the intersection between Law and Politics in comparative perspective, with an emphasis on understanding the different factors that define and condition the operation of courts across different political systems.

My research is linked to different scholarly traditions, including Comparative Law, Law and Society, Comparative Politics, and Judicial Politics.  My recent teaching agenda includes a variety of subjects, such as Research Methods, Law and Development, and Comparative Judicial Politics. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina (2010); an LL.M. from Cambridge University (1999), and a Law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (1997).