The Nomadic Jurist: Pursuing an International Career in Comparative Law
By Agustin Parise (LSU LL.M. ‘06) & Julieta Marotta (LSU LL.M. ‘07)
Agustín Parise is a Researcher at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University (The Netherlands) since October 2011. He received his degrees of LL.B. (abogado) and LL.D. (doctor en derecho) at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he was a lecturer in Legal History during 2001-2005. He received his degree of LL.M. at Louisiana State University Law Center (USA), where he was research associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies during 2006-2010. In October 2010, he begun a one-year research visit at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht and the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Germany). In September 2012, he was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law of University of Oxford (UK).
He is executive editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies and deputy editor of the journal Comparative Legal History. In Argentina, the Association of Comparative Law honored him with the Cueto Rua Award (2008) and the National Academy of Law named him the most accomplished young jurist for the period 2009-2011. In Europe, the Ius Commune Research School conferred to him an Honorable Mention in the Ius Commune Prize 2012.
His research interests fall in the areas of Legal History and Comparative Law. He has taught, lectured, and/or published in Argentina, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United States, and Uruguay.
Julieta Marotta is a Fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance of Maastricht University (The Netherlands) since October 2011. She received her degree of LL.B. (abogada) at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). She received her degree of LL.M. at Louisiana State University Law Center (USA), where she was research assistant to Professors Stuart Green and Paul Baier during 2006-2007. In October 2010, she began a three-month visit at the Institute for Foundation Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations at Bucerius Law School (Germany). While in Germany, she was also an intern at the Institute for Lifelong Learning of the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
She was recently appointed as an Argentine Reporter for the Journal of Civil Law Studies. In Argentina, Julieta was a paralegal for several law firms, including Marval, O’Farrel & Mairal. In Louisiana, she was coordinator of the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC), being involved in internal and external projects with the Louisiana Legal Services Corporations.
Her research and practical interests fall in the area of Law and Development, more precisely on innovative forms of access to justice and legal empowerment. She taught and presented at seminars in Argentina, England, the Netherlands, and the United States.