Nathaly Jose Mancilla Ordenes

Nathaly Jose Mancilla Ordenes

  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)




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Curriculum vitae

LL.B. University of Chile (2013). Master in Law (LLM) at the University of Brasilia (2016). PhD at the University of Brasilia/Institut für Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte, Universität Wien (2022). Currently, Post-doctoral researcher at the CoCoLaw project, Faculty of Law-University of Helsinki.

Description of research and teaching

Post-doctoral research project: The relevance of ‘Policey’ law to the emergence of the modern legal system: the 
comparative case of the Portuguese colonial administrations of Goa, Macau and Diamond District.

This research intends to observe the importance of colonial institutions to the process of modernization and globalization of law during the early modernity in a comparative field. 
To this end, I focus on the transformation of legal regimes and the utilization and changes of the Policey law and ordinances in the administration of places of economic interest to the Portuguese empire, specifically: Goa, Macau, and the Diamond District in Minas Gerais, Brazil. 
These different cases provide a picture of the relevance of Policey law in the colonial context. They can show how the concept of ‘police’ and the legal forms attached to it were used as colonial law. The ‘police’ ordinances were an important tool to manage the problems and complexity of the “new life” in a “new world”, with its own legal problems. Moreover, this set of examples makes it visible how the colonial administration inside the Portuguese seaborne empire developed different paths and legal strategies, and why these were diverse or even contradictory. 

Research interests

Legal History, Colonial Law, Global History

Education/Academic qualification

Law, LL.M, Universidade de Brasília

Award Date: 8 Dec 2016

Law, LL.B, Universidad de Chile

Award Date: 10 Mar 2013

Law, Visiting Scholar , Universität Wien

Oct 20201 Jan 2022

Law, Ph.D (c), University of Brasilia


Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Legal History
  • Colonial Law
  • Global History
  • Legal theory and philosophy
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Social Theory
  • Legal Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.