Raul Sanchez Urribarri

Lecturer in Crime, Justice, and Legal Studies, La Trobe University

Lecturer in Legal Studies at the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne).

His work focuses on understanding the factors that define and condition the performance of judicial institutions, and the behavior of judges and other legal actors across different political systems. His research is linked to different scholarly traditions, including Comparative Law, Law and Society, Comparative Politics, and Judicial Politics. His teaching agenda includes a variety of subjects, such as Research Methods, Law and Development, Comparative Politics, and Latin American Politics.


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer, La Trobe University, School of Social Sciences
  • 2008–2011
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Tulane University
  • 2004–2008
    Teaching and Research Assistant, University of South Carolina (Department of Political Science / School of Law)
  • 1999–2004
    Professional Legal Advisor, Venezuelan Supreme Court


  • 2010 
    University of South Carolina, PhD/Political Science
  • 1999 
    Cambridge University, Master of Laws (LLM)
  • 1997 
    Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Caracas, Venezuela), Abogado/Lawyer (Cum Laude)

Research Areas

  • Law And Legal Studies (18)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Latin American History (210308)