Introducing Mercedes Cavallo

We are pleased to welcome Mercedes Cavallo, an S.J.D. student at the University of Toronto.  For her doctoral thesis, she researches the legal construction of spatial and temporal scales from a legal geography perspective — particularly, how the different laws in the context of Buenos Aires, Argentina, unfold childcare in the private space and time of the household, shaping women’s inequality.

Cavallo received her LL.B. in 2007 (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina), her LL.M. in Reproductive and Sexual Health Law in 2009 (University of Toronto, Canada), her Diploma in Women and Human Rights in 2011 (Universidad de Chile), and her Specialization in Criminal Law in 2016 (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina).   From 2014 to 2016, she was an Adjunct Professor in Argentina: first in the Universidad de Palermo, where she taught “Jurisprudence” and later in Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where she taught “Introduction to Argentine Constitutional Law” and “Gender and the Criminal Law”.  She has also served as Court Clerk at the Federal Supreme Court of Argentina, Director of the Socio-Economic Rights Program at Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (Association for Civil Rights, Argentina), and Court Secretary at the 4th National Court on Federal Criminal Law in the City of Buenos Aires. (Argentina) before returning to the University of Toronto for doctoral studies in 2016.



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