Former members

Dra. Susana Blanco Miguélez

Doctor in Law (2001) from the University of A Coruña doctorated with honors. She is currently the Director of the UNED (National University of Distance Education) Associate Center of A Coruña. Author of Methodological positivism and political rationality. An interpretation of the legal theory of Carlos S. Nino (Comares, Granada, 2002).

Prof. Dr. Luis M. Cruz

Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws from the University of Navarra. He has extended studies in the Bentham Project (University College London) in the Seminar für und Staatsphilosophie Rechtspolitik (Universität zu Köln) and the International Center for Transitional Justice (New York). Author of the books: Law and expectation. An interpretation of the legal theory of Jeremy Bentham (Scepter, Princeton, 2000), The Constitution as order of values. Legal and political problems (Comares, Granada, 2005) and Studies about neoconstitutionalism (Porrúa, Mexico, 2006).

Prof. Dr. Luis Fernando Castillo Córdova

Law degree from the University of Piura (Peru), and Doctor of Laws from the University of A Coruna (Spain). He is the author of more than a dozen books and numerous articles in the following research fields: Philosophy of Human Rights; Constitutional interpretation techniques, mainly for determining the constitutional content of fundamental rights, Constitutional Litigation. He currently serves as professor of constitutional law at the University of Piura (Peru) and is the Dean of Piura´s School of Law.

Prof. Dr. Juan B. Etcheverry

Law degree from the University Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Doctor in Law from the University of A Coruna (Spain). Research at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET-Argentina) and Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina). His research deals with contemporary Anglo-Saxon legal positivism and theory of legal interpretation and application related to the objectivity of law. His current research deals with the limits of judicial discretion and the contributions of virtue theory to judicial decision. He is author of the books El debate sobre el positivismo jurídico incluyente. Un estado de la cuestión [The debate on inclusive legal positivism. A state of affairs] (UNAM, Mexico, 2006) and Objetividad y determinación del Derecho. Un diálogo con los herederos de Hart [Objectivity and determination of law. A dialogue with Hart´s heirs]  (Comares, Granada, 2009). He is editor of Ley, Moral y Razón. Estudios sobre el pensamiento de John M. Finnis a propósito de la publicación de la 2ª edición de Ley Natural y Derechos Naturales [Law, Morals and Reason. Studies on Jonh Finnis] (UNAM, México, 2013) and co-editor with Prof. Dr. Pedro Serna of El caballo de Troya del positivismo jurídico. Estudios críticos sobre el inclusive legal positivism [Critical studies on inclusive legal positivism] (Comares, Granada, 2010).

Prof. Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Cámara

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of A Coruña since 1996. Doctor in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1983) where he has been professor since 1979 and professor from 1988 to 1996. He has been a professor and researcher at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, where he was Secretary of the “Revista de Occidente” and Director of “Centro de Estudios Orteguianos”. He has given seminars and lectures at several domestic and foreign institutions and universities. Author, among other, of the books: Theory of the elite in the thought of Ortega y Gasset (Tecnos, Madrid, 1986), Law and Language: Wittgenstein's philosophy and Hart’s legal theory (University of A Coruna, 1996), Twilight of Europe. The spirit of European culture (Iberdrola Foundation, Madrid, 2006).