Maria Sol
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Areas of Expertise
Area of Study: Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

    Ms. Sol Purita is the Legal Secretary at the National Attorney General’s Office in Buenos Aires. She is the youngest person to occupy this position and is currently responsible for coordinating the upcoming implementation of a new legal system established by the country’s most recent Criminal Procedure Code. Ms. Purita is tasked with coordinating the activities of various offices and actors in the justice administration system to transition from an inquisitorial legal system to an accusatorial one. During her time in the United States, she plans to interact with counterpart offices in the United States to learn about the management of criminal litigation and the different pillars of the criminal justice system. Ms. Purita also plans to learn more about how the various levels of the criminal justice system work and interact with each other in a federal system. Ultimately, she hopes that what she learns during the Fellowship year will equip her with the expertise to formulate policies to effectively implement her country’s new criminal code and build a fair and equitable criminal justice system. Ms. Purita holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Universidad Catolica Argentina, and a Law degree from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.