Dr. Julieta Marotta

Assistant Professor & Acting Academic Programme Director

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection
6. Migration and Development

Julieta Marotta is assistant professor at UNU-MERIT and acting Academic Programme Director of the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP). Julieta holds a PhD from Maastricht University/United Nations University on access to justice and legal empowerment of victims of domestic violence. Her research interest is on inclusive forms of access to justice and legal empowerment through empirical legal research. Currently, she is undertaking research on access to justice for children.

Julieta performed as Academic Programme Director of the MPP. She also coordinated, lectured, and tutored, other courses for the MPP, for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, for the Faculty of Law, and for the Maastricht School of Management on topics related to public policy and qualitative methods. Julieta also lectured for the doctoral programme at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In addition, Julieta works as academic advisor for University Colleague Maastricht and performed as coach for the Premium project at Maastricht University.  

Julieta holds an LLB degree from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and an LLM degree from Louisiana State University (US). Julieta is admitted to practise law in Argentina and has worked for law firms in Argentina and the US. Further, since the summer of 2016 she is a certified mediator by Tulane University (US) and Humboldt University (Germany).

She worked as coordinator for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (US), was an intern at UNESCO, Institute for Lifelong Learning, and was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Foundation Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations at Bucerius Law School (Germany) during the fall of 2010. In the summer of 2017, Julieta was visiting researcher at the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School (US). More recently, during the summer of 2018, she was a visiting researcher at Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain). She undertook fieldwork on access to justice in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, and the US.

Research interests

  • Public Policy

  • Public Interest Law

  • Access to Justice

  • Domestic Violence

  • Childhood

  • Legal Empowerment

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Empirical Legal Research

Selected publications by Julieta Marotta