Cristina Saenz Perez

Graduate Research Assistant

Cristina Saenz

LLB (University of Valencia), BBA (University of Valencia), LLM (University of Turin), Member of the Spanish Bar Association


Cristina joined the Law School in September 2016, having previously completed a double degree in Law and Business at the University of Valencia (Spain) and an LL.M. in international criminal law at the United Nations Interregional Justice and Crime Research Institute in Turin (Italy). She previously worked as a research associate at the Department of Criminal Law of the University of Parma (Italy).

She currently works as Graduate Research Assistant at the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI).

Research interests

Cristina’s main research interest lies in the field of EU law and, more specifically, in the development of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (judicial and police cooperation in criminal matters) and its impact on the protection of defence rights. Her PhD analyses the fundamental rights' implications of the application of the principle of mutual recognition to the area of EU criminal law.

Current teaching

Brexit: The Future of the UK in Europe (LLM)

EU law (LLB)

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