Santiago Legarre

Santiago Legarre at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LSU) in 2017 Santiago Legarre (born May 24, 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine intellectual and a professor of law at Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.

Legarre received his law degree in 1992 and subsequently earned a Master of Studies in Legal Research from Oxford University and a PhD from Universidad de Buenos Aires. While at Oxford he wrote a dissertation titled "The Historical Background of the Police Power", published in 2007 by the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

After Law School he clerked for the Argentine Supreme Court. He then started his career in law teaching at Universidad Austral in 1995. Legarre moved to UCA in 2007. Since 2012 he is also a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School (Indiana) and at Strathmore Law School (Kenya), where he developed a teaching system of expressing knowledge through art. In 2016 he lectured at Harvard Law School, invited by the American Constitution Society; and at Cornell Law School, where he was part of the Berger International Speakers Series. In 2017 he presented on natural law and constitutional law for the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana State University, for the JSD Program at NYU Law School, and for the Toth-Lonergan Chair of Seton Hall University. In 2018 he gave a lecture on comparative constitutionalism at the Georgetown Law Center sponsored by FLAG (Foreign Lawyers At Georgetown). In 2019 he presented to the faculty of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center on "Teaching Constitutional Law Across Three Continents". That same year he also spoke on "Why Comparative Constitutional Law", for the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford) and for the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich. In October 2019 he lectured at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing and in November of the same year at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. In 2020 he lectured on "International Law and Comparative Constitutionalism" at Columbia Law School, invited by the Columbia Society of International Law, and, together with coauthor Christopher R. Handy, on "When to Follow Precedent", at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, invited by the Hispanic Law Students Association.

Legarre's academic interests include constitutional law and jurisprudence. He also teaches a workshop on creative writing for law students. Together with a group of students he founded in 2006 the online magazine Sed Contra and was the first editor-in-chief. The magazine is now in its 26th issue and has published articles by more than 200 law students.

Legarre is an independent researcher at CONICET, the Argentine National Council for Research. He writes free lance for La Nación, a leading Argentine newspaper. Provided by Wikipedia
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