Arantxa Gutiérrez Raymondova

Arantxa Gutiérrez Raymondova

Lecturer in Private law

University of Glasgow


I am a Lecturer in Private law at the University of Glasgow where I teach the Law of Torts (Common law programme) and Comparative Tort law. My main areas of interest are legal taxonomy, tort law, contemporary approaches to comparative law and its methodology, and private law broadly construed. Prior to my current position I was an Early Career Fellow in the Law of Obligations at the University of Edinburgh (2022/23) and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2021/22). I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh. I earned my first degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the University of Chile, and then completed an LLM in European and Comparative Private Law at the University of Edinburgh. I have been visiting and exchange student at Université de Strasbourg, Universität Heidelberg, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


  • Comparative law
  • Tort law
  • Taxonomy and Terminology
  • Contract law


  • PhD in Law, (2016-2021)

    The University of Edinburgh

  • LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, (2015-2016)

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Licentiate degree in Legal and Social Sciences, (2008-2014)

    University of Chile

Language Skills

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages



Full professional proficiency (C2)









Advanced (C1)



Advanced (C1)



Intermediate (B1)



Elementary (A2)




Work Experience


Lecturer in Private law

University of Glasgow

Feb 2023 – Present Scotland

Early Career Fellow in the Law of Obligations

University of Edinburgh

Sep 2022 – Feb 2023 Scotland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Oxford

Sep 2021 – Aug 2022 England

Tutor in Delict

The University of Edinburgh

Jun 2017 – Apr 2018 Scotland

Pre-Moot Organiser

The University of Edinburgh

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Scotland
I was the organiser of the 7th Edinburgh International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in preparation for the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. I was responsible for communicating with foreign teams, booking rooms and catering, managing the event’s budget, and liaising with sponsors.

Research Assistant

Nov 2014 – Aug 2015 Chile
I was research assistant to a well-known Chilean Professor of Private law, where my task was to carry out the background research for legal opinions on request by the Chilean Ministry of Economy, the National Women’s Service, the National Consumer Service, as well as arbitration procedures. Translation of legal reports (Spanish to English).


Chilean Public Prosecution Service

Feb 2012 – Feb 2012 Santiago, Chile
On-site interpreter for the Chilean Public Prosecution Service. Pre-trial and trial interpretation (Spanish to Bulgarian, Bulgarian to Spanish).


Deloitte Chile

Aug 2011 – Mar 2012 Santiago, Chile
My task was to research directives, case law, and to translate tax and employment law reports for due diligence investigations in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Teaching Assistant

University of Chile

Mar 2009 – Mar 2012 Santiago, Chile

Teaching assistant to Professor Francisco Samper Polo in the following courses:

  • Institutes of Roman Law
  • Roman Law of Obligations
  • Introduction to Law

Scholarships and Awards

Law PhD Exchange Scholarship

Fully funded Research Visit at the University of Strasbourg, France.

Ius Commune Research School scholarship

Becas Chile PhD Scholarship

Edinburgh Global Latin-American Master’s Scholarship

Undergraduate exchange scholarship

Scholarship to fund a semester at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Baden-Württemberg Stipendium

Scholarship to fund a semester at the University of Heidelberg, Germany


Goethe-Institut Stipendium

Scholarship for an intensive language course


Translating the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Torts into Spanish

This project involved the translation of the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Torts, as well as producing an updated and critical account of the current state of extra-contractual liability in a variety of Latin-American countries.

The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse - A Comparative European Analysis

I am a postdoctoral researcher of the project The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse - A Comparative European Analysis.

Proyecto Vigía - Observatory of the rulings of the Chilean Supreme Court

I was a member of a project that reviewed and reported all recent cases handed by the Chilean Supreme which dealt with private law issues. This resulted in several reports identifying emerging trends and a course delivered at the University of Chile.

Chilean Network of Comparative Law

I am part of the founding members of the Chilean Network of Comparative Law, acting as Director of the Private law section.

Recent & Upcoming Presentations