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Marcelo Alegre

Marcelo Alegre holds an LL.B. from the the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and an LL.M. (1999) and a JSD (2004) from New York University Law School. His doctoral dissertation Egalitarian Rights and Constitutional Democracy was supervised by Thomas Nagel. He is Professor of Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School, where he is also the responsible of the research area. In Argentina, he has also taught graduate courses at Universidad de Palermo and San Andrés. He was a visiting professor at the law schools of the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain; Universidad de Puerto Rico; and the Universidad de Chile.

Prof. Alegre was a fellow working with Carlos Nino at the Consejo para la Consolidación de la Democracia and the Centro de Estudios Institucionales, and was counsel for former President Raúl Alfonsín. He was a visiting researcher at the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies.

Marcelo Alegre is interested in legal theory, moral and political philosophy, human rights law, constitutional law and legal education. He has published in Argentina and abroad on issues of equality, social rights, global justice, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, the flaws of presidentialism and transitional justice. He is currently working on religion and democracy.

His recent work includes the essay “What Justice Demands Today” published in T. Pogge (Ed.) Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, (Oxford University Press, 2007), the co-directed book (with Roberto Gargarella) El Derecho a la Igualdad (Lexis Nexis, 2007, second edition expanded 2012), and the book Homenaje a Carlos Nino (UBA, 2008),  Igualdad, Derecho y Política, Fontamara, México, 2010.

Marcelo Alegre is a board member of the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), Igualitaria-Centro de Estudios sobre democracia y constitucionalismo, the philosophical journals Análisis, Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía Política, and a founding member of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) and of Sui Iuris, the Iberoamerican Association of Law Schools.