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The natural law:
what it is. what it isn't. why it still matters.

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Santiago Legarre

Santiago Legarre is an Argentine public intellectual, law professor and natural law scholar.

He received his law degree in 1992 in Argentina, and then clerked for the Argentine Supreme Court. He earned a Master of Studies in legal research from Oxford University, under the tutelage of the natural law scholar, John Finnis. He also holds a PhD in political science from Universidad de Buenos Aires. While at Oxford he wrote a dissertation entitled "The Historical Background of the Police Power", published in 2007 by the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

He began his academic career in 1995, teaching law at Universidad Austral. Professor Legarre moved to the Universidad Catolica de Argentina in 2007. He is an independent researcher at CONICET, the Argentine National Council for Research. He has written regularly for La Nación, a leading Argentine media outlet

Legarre's academic interests include constitutional law and jurisprudence. His work has been published by major legal journals including the American Journal of JurisprudenceHarvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyJurisprudence: an International Journal of Legal and Political ThoughtLouisiana Law ReviewTulane Law ReviewLoyola Law ReviewJournal of Civil Law StudiesNotre Dame Journal of International and Comparative LawChinese Journal of International Law, and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Journal of Law and Society. He also teaches a workshop on creative writing for law students.

He has lectured widely at US and international law schools on topics related to natural law, constitutional studies and comparative constitutional law. 

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