Paola Bergallo is Associate Professor at the School of Law and Adjunct Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). She is a lawyer graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She holds a J.S.D. and J.S.M. from Stanford Law School, and an LL.M. from Columbia University. She received fellowships from Stanford and Harvard University, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Research Council of Norway. Professor Bergallo has previously taught full time at Universidad de Palermo and Universidad de San Andrés, where she has been a member of their founding faculties. She has been a visiting professor at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, and Universidad de Puerto Rico. She has also lectured in universities across the Americas and Europe.
Professor Bergallo’s work focuses on public law, health rights, access to justice, gender, and socio-legal studies. She is a global fellow of the Center for Law and Social Transformation of the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway, and has been a visiting researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES) in Argentina. Professor Bergallo has conducted research and headed projects for the National Ministry of Health, the UN Fund for Population (UNFPA), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Nordic Fund for the World Bank, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Professor Bergallo has been an expert witness before the American Court of Human Rights and has sat in advisory committees of government programs and prestigious Argentine NGOs. She is a member of the Latin American Seminar on Constitutional Theory (SELA).
Professor Bergallo’s writings in Spanish have been published in law reviews and books from Argentina and other Latin American countries. In English, her works include papers featured by the Texas Law Review, and books edited by Penn, Harvard, and Oxford University presses.