Horacio Spector Joins USD School of Law Faculty

Professor of Law Horacio Spector

San Diego (August 5, 2013) - Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo announced today that Horacio Spector has accepted an appointment as professor of law at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. Spector has regularly taught at USD as a visiting professor of law since 2008. Spector will join the USD faculty during the 2014 spring semester and divide his time between USD and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"I am very pleased that Horacio Spector will be joining our faculty,” said Dean Ferruolo. “He is an eminent scholar of legal theory and comparative law, has been instrumental in establishing our new exchange program with the law school at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and will be a great asset to our expanding international law program.”

Horacio Spector is the founding dean of the law school at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where he teaches law and economics and legal theory. He is the managing editor of Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies and has been a visiting professor at Oxford University's Balliol College, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University, the University of Toronto and the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. Spector was also a research fellow with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation at Harvard University in 1992, twice a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Heidelberg and in 1996 was awarded the Diploma of Merit Konex in Philosophy of Law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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