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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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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 journalReview articleResearchpeer-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, Oxford: Hart Publishing. 304 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Latin America
constitutional amendment
constitutional reform
fundamental right

Constitution-making (without constituent) power: on the conceptual limits of the power to replace or revise the constitution

Bernal, C., 2019, Constitutional change and transformation in Latin America. Albert, R., Bernal, C. & Zaiden Benvindo, J. (eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing, p. 21-49 29 p.

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


Fundamentos bíblicos de la separación de poderes y función catalizador del juez

Bernal-Pulido, C., 2019, In : Dikaion. 28, 2, p. 222-246 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

separation of powers
public policy


Faculty of Arts Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

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



Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

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

Prize: Teaching award

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