Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales

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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences aims to develop high impact research through projects and publications that gather the results of the joint and individual work of our researchers. The research that is developed mainly in the areas of Public Law and Private Law, highlighting in the first case the research of constitutional law of human rights, environment and criminal law. In the area of private law, the faculty's research has been developed in the areas of civil law with emphasis on family law as well as in the area of consumer law. 

Along with the lines of research developed so far, the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences seeks to continue strengthening various aspects of them and to open new lines of research into collaborative methods of conflict resolution and the philosophical foundations of legal institutions. We are currently exploring the development of interdisciplinary projects with other areas of knowledge that will allow us to obtain new approaches and advances in the scientific knowledge of law together with other disciplines of knowledge.

The growth of research in the Faculty has been considerable in quality and quantity. The results of academic productivity show that in the period 2017-2022 there were a total of 106 publications of which 62 correspond to articles of various indexation and 44 to books and book chapters compared to the publications of the period 2012-2016 where 23 articles and 6 books were counted. In the last period, the Law Department has hosted three Fondecyt projects (one on water law and two on criminal law) and currently adds a ring project related to water law. It also has five internal research projects in different areas of public and private law. 

The Faculty always seeks to ensure that research has an impact on teaching, linkage with the environment and the development of graduate programs, the research of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences has a direct impact on undergraduate and graduate programs. Regarding the training of undergraduate students, most of the research conducted has a direct impact on the classes given by researchers, serving as teaching material for core courses or specialized electives. Likewise, following the lines of research, the Faculty has postgraduate programs in coherence with its lines of research.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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