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Dr. Horacio Spector

Doctor in Legal Science, University of Buenos Aires

Founding Dean of the School of Law (1996 - 2013)


Professor Spector was appointed as the first Dean of the School of Law at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, which was established in 1996. He has been the recipient of prestigious research fellowships from the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Spector has served as a visiting scholar at the universities of Oxford, Heidelberg and Mannheim and has been a visiting professor at Louisiana State University, the University of Toronto, the University of San Diego, and the University of Alicante in Spain. He is the author of Autonomy and Rights, The Moral Foundations of Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1992, 2008) and his current scholarship focuses on concepts of freedom, theories of rights and causation in morality and the law. Professor Spector received his law degree and doctorate in legal philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires.