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Santiago Mollis

Santiago Mollis is a J.S.D. candidate from Argentina, specializing in philosophy of criminal law and political theory. Santiago obtained his LL.M. at Cornell Law as a Fulbright-Argentine Ministry of Education scholar.

Santiago Mollis
Santiago Mollis

He also holds a law degree from Universidad de San Andrés (Magna Cum Laude). Before joining Cornell, Santiago clerked for the Public Prosecutor's Office within the Federal Criminal Appellate Court in Buenos Aires. He also served as a teaching assistant at the Universidad de Palermo. Santiago has served on the editorial boards of several law journals in Argentina.

 

DISSERTATION TOPIC:

Santiago’s dissertation aims to justify, from the perspective of deliberative democracy, the participation of the citizenry in substantive criminal law decision-making. His dissertation also attempts to provide guidelines for institutional reforms that could guarantee citizens, in Argentina, meaningful participation in the penal policy-making process.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: sm2688@cornell.edu

Phone: +1(607) 351-5863

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Philosophy of Criminal Law

Philosophy of Punishment

Restorative Justice

Political Theory

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Cornell Graduate Legal Studies Law Fellowship (2018)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the Cornell Research Colloquium (Fall, 2017)

Cornell Graduate Legal Studies Merit Based Fellowship (2017-2018)

Fulbright - Argentine Ministry of Education Foreign Student Masters & PhD Scholarship (2017-2018)