Lorena Espinosa Olguín

Chilean lawyer and graduate of Universidad Diego Portales. She is a PhD candidate at Universidad Diego Portales and a scholarship holder of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID).


Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights Law from University College London (UCL), degree obtained with distinction (1st class), with the thesis: “Gender Identity and Human Rights: Why there should not be a wide Margin of Appreciation on any ground”.


Former advisor to the co-coordinator of the Commission on Fundamental Rights of the Constitutional Convention of Chile.


She worked at the Universidad Diego Portales as adjunct researcher of the Procedural Reforms and Litigation Program, lecturer of the Procedural Law Department and of the Legal Reasoning Workshop course, and coordinator of the Procedural Law Seminar within the framework of the student competition organized by the Colombian Institute of Procedural Law.


Between 2015 and 2020 she was a researcher at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), where she worked on various projects and trainings on civil and commercial justice, criminal justice, gender and human rights, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, management models, among other topics.  He participated in several comparative studies and provided technical advice to judicial agencies in Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Argentina, among other countries.

At JSCA, he contributed to the design, implementation and teaching of the Inter-American Program for Civil Justice Reform (PIC), as well as training on gender issues, access to justice, judicial management, among others. Teaching experience in Guatemala and Nicaragua.


At JSCA she coordinated the meeting “The Civil Society Agenda in Judicial Reform Processes in Latin America,” which addressed the future of criminal and civil procedural reforms in Latin America. She also participated in the coordination of the First Latin American Meeting on Criminal Analysis and Intelligent Criminal Prosecution, organized by JSCA and allied institutions. She was coordinator of the institution’s Gender Equality Policy.


She has attended the Program on Innovations in Justice in the United States offered by the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), New York, USA.


She has several academic publications on justice reforms, management of oral hearings, civil and criminal conflict resolution, among other subjects.