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Dr. Martín Hevia

S.J.D. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Dean of the School of Law 

Vice-president of the Ibero-American Association of Law Schools | | Profile

Martín Hevia is Dean, Associate Professor at the School of Law, and Founding Chair, Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance. He earned his doctorate in law in 2007 at the University of Toronto, Canada and his law degree in 2001 at the Torcuato Di Tella University. Currently, he serves as Vice-President of the Ibero-American Association of Law Schools. 

Professor Hevia´s research and teaching interests include Comparative Private and Constitutional Law, Health Law and Reproductive Rights, and Legal and Political Philosophy. He is the author of Reasonableness and Responsibility: A Theory of Contract Law (2013), Derecho Privado y Filosofía Política (2011) and editor of Teoría y Crítica de la Propiedad Intelectual (2016) y Teoría y Crítica del Derecho Privado (2012). His papers have been published in international journals such as Harvard Journal of Health & Human Rights, Texas Law ReviewInternational Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Florida Journal of International Law, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, and International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. His papers have been quoted by Argentine courts such as the National Civil and Commercial Law Chamber. He was the Treasurer of the Iberoamerican Association of Law Schools Sui Iuris (2016 - 2017).

Professor Hevia has been legal consultant to the Argentine National Congress on the reform, actualization, and unification of the Civil and Commercial Codes (2012 – 2013) and has been consulted as an Expert for the World Health Organization Public Health Law Consultation Group.  He has been Fellow of the  Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program at the University of Toronto (2009) and of the Comparative Law and Political Economy Program at York University, Canada (2008).  

His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Alan Marks Medal to the Best Graduate Thesis of 2006-2007 at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he was also awarded, the 2007 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for extraordinary extra-curricular contributions to university life, the Louis & Mary Anisman in Law and Fairness (2005) and was President of the Graduate Law Student´s Association (2004 – 2006).  

Professor Hevia was Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Law & Equality in Canada (2004-2006) and the first Editor-In-Chief of the Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica in Argentina (1999 -2000). He currently sits at the Editorial Board of Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica (Argentina), Revista de Derecho UNA (Colombia), La Propiedad Inmaterial (Colombia) and the Advisory Board of Isonomía (Mexico)

Hevia has taught private law theory at the Universidad de los Andes and the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, where he led the first edition of the Private Law Theory and Dogmatic Workshop.