Santiago Legarre

Santiago Legarre

Adjunct Professor

Office: 2154 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-3875

Santiago Legarre is a professor of law at Universidad Católica Argentina. Legarre received his law degree from UCA in 1992 and subsequently earned a Master of Studies in Legal Research from Oxford University and a Ph.D. 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 Notre Dame Law School and at Strathmore Law School in 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.

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 22nd issue and has published articles by more than 200 law students.

Legarre is an independent researcher at the Argentine National Council for Research. He writes freelance for La Nación, a leading Argentine newspaper.