Carolina Arlota


Adjunct Professor of Law and Research Scholar
L.L.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
J.S.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Carolina Arlota joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2012 as an Adjunct Professor. She has taught courses on Immigration Law, and several international topics, including: International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment Arbitration, International Business Transactions, Comparative Law, and European Union Law.

Carolina holds an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In Illinois, Carolina was awarded the Lemann Graduate Fellowship. She was also a recipient of prestigious fellowships granted by the TINKER Foundation and by the Fondation pour le Droit Continental (Université Paris II, Pantheon Assas – located in Paris, France). Her doctoral thesis, concluded in 2015, investigates the Brazilian federalism vis-à-vis the U.S. system, including relevant consequences to constitutional review.

Before moving to the United States, Carolina worked as an attorney for PETROBRAS, the Brazilian national state-owned oil company, which at the time was among the top ten largest oil companies in the world. During her tenure at PETROBRAS, Carolina’s practice focused on International Commercial Arbitration. She is a member of the New York Bar as well as of the National Bar Association of Brazil.

Carolina is currently a Research Scholar at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Her main research interests address law and development, the impact of transnational business transactions on domestic courts, and the role of national sovereignty in the field of international energy law. Her most recent works appeared in renowned peer-reviewed journals, such as the Review of Law & Economics, and the European Business Law Review. She is a contributor to the forthcoming book entitled Studies on Contracts and Business: an International Perspective from the Economic Analysis of Law (2017). Her academic credentials also include being a referee for the International Review of Law and Economics, and an invited reviewer for Routledge Publishers.