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Carlos Bernal is an Associate Professor at Macquarie Law School (Sydney, Australia). He has research interests in the fields of constitutional comparative law, jurisprudence, and torts. He has published widely in all these fields in 7 different languages. His qualifications include a LL.B. from the University Externado of Colombia (Bogota) (1996), a S.J.D. from the University of Salamanca (Spain) (2001) and a M.A. (2008) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (2011) from the University of Florida (U.S.A). He has delivered guest lectures and presented papers in more than 20 countries.

Research interests

  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Theory
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Torts

Education/Academic qualification

LL.B., University Externado of Colombia

M.A. (Philosophy), University of Florida

Ph.D, University of Florida

S.J.D, University of Salamanca

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constitutionalism Social Sciences
constitution-making Social Sciences

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Projects 2010 2017

Research Outputs 2003 2019

2018 global review of constitutional law: Colombia

Bernal, C., González, D., Fernanda Barraza, M., Esguerra, N., García Jaramillo, S. & Benítez-R., V. F., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Constitutional Law. 17, 2, p. 671-680 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

constitutional court
constitutional law
constitutional complaint
constitutional amendment

Constitutional change and transformation in Latin America

Albert, R. (ed.), Bernal, C. (ed.) & Zaiden Benvindo, J. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Oxford: Bloomsbury Publishing. 304 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Latin America
constitutional amendment
constitutional reform
fundamental right

Constitution-making (without) constituent power

Bernal, C., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Constitutional change and transformation in Latin America. Albert, R., Bernal, C. & Zaiden Benvindo, J. (eds.). Oxford: Bloomsbury Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The challenges of transformative constitutionalism: a reply to Jorge González Jácome

Bernal, C., 1 Jan 2019, I-CONnect : the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

Two Arguments against the theory of the constituent power

Bernal, C., 21 Jun 2019, IACL-AIDC Blog.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Open Access


Faculty of Arts Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

George Tomossy (Recipient), Carlos Bernal-Pulido (Recipient), Zara Bending (Recipient) & Catherine Greentree (Recipient), 2013



Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

George Tomossy (Recipient), Carlos Bernal-Pulido (Recipient), Zara Bending (Recipient) & Catherine Greentree (Recipient), 15 Apr 2014


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