1. One of the strengths of the Universidad de Los Andes Law School has been the development and consolidation of new types of investigation.
The program's primary goal is to create a suitable academic mileu for ponder on academic areas of Law that have been analyzed, studied and taught in a classical manner. In this regard, the following topics can be listed: public policy analysis, examining the relationship between society, economics and law, examining the institutions and their actors; critical theory of law studies, comparative law, historical and critical analysis and case studies on the theory of Law, among others. This space will be built on the strengthening of research lines that already exist in the School and, furthermore, through interdisciplinary work with other schools and departments.
2. Improving the quality of Law teaching
Secondly, the academic production of the doctoral program will translate into a true renewal of Colombian and regional legal literature. This literature renewal efforts will result in teaching texts containing a more in-depth, developed and critical analysis of the ,different areas. This renovation of literature effort will substantially improve the teaching of Law.
On the other hand, the doctoral program will be the ideal venue to pursue the refelction on lthe egal education that the School has advanced since thebeginning. Consequently, it could become a School for local and regional professors.
3. Consolidation of an legal academic career
The Universidad de Los Andes has made efforts to create and consolidate an academic Law career. This may be evidenced by the significant increase in fthe number of ull time professors in the past 10 years. By establishing a Law Doctoral program, the School would be contributing to the strengthening of the academic career in other national and regional institutions.
4. Disseminate the debate and discussion relative to the various theoretical interpretations of Law
An additional objective will be to broaden the theoretical perspectives underpinning the analysis and interepretation of Law, its contents, teaching and practice. In addition, aspirants will have the opportunity to study a variety of investigation methods that will encourage the use of interdisciplinary tools, namely: sociology, economics, history, antropology, literature, psychology and psycho analysis, among others.
Area of Research or Concentration
Center of Socio-Juridical Research - CIJUS
- Founded in 1981 and leader in interdisciplinary Law investigation, it coordinates and promotes all activities for creation of knowledge at the School.
- It publishes books, articles in national and international magazines, book chapters and teaching manuals, with the aim of contributing to the progress of social-juridical knowledge and to participate in public debates on law and institutions.
- Research community sponsored and supported by CIJUS:
- There are 33 full time professors at the School, 13 of which are released from teaching duties for them to concentrate on research activities and formation of researchers in graduate and undergraduate courses.
- Full time CIJUS researchers.
- Masters Degree students and advanced undergraduate students.
- New Doctorate students who will become a core part of the community and the research groups an lines of CIJUS and the School of Law.
Research Groups and Line
1. Group: Public Law
Coordinator: Antonio Barreto Rozo
- Administrative Law
- International Law
- Criminal Law and transitional Justice
- Social, economic and cultural rights
- Environmental, law and development studies
- Law, theory and culture
- Observatory of constitutional justice and judiciary law
2. Group: Private Law
Coordinator: Mauricio Rengifo Gardeazabal
- Obligations, Corporations, Contracts and Financial Law
- Person, Childhood and Family
- Procedural Law
3. Group: Research, Law and Social Action (IDEAS) (Law Interdisciplinary Studies)
Coordinators: Julieta Lermaitre Ripoli, César Rodríguez Garavito
- Law, Economics and Globalization
- Law, Justice and Public Policies
- Law, Politics and Social Movements
- Law and the City
- People's Rights
4. Group: Research on Electronic Mail, Telecommunications and Informatics, GEC TI
- Law and Distribution
- Law, discrimination and gender
- Adolescent pregnancy
- Litigation and women emancipation
- Gender and legal education
5. Group: The law of the Judges
Coordinator: Diego López Medina
- History and theory of judiciary and case law Jurisprudential
- lines of the Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court and Council of State Jurisprudential
- Informatics: electronic ordering and automation of case law and unification of formats for case law quotes
6. Group: Legal Education
Coordinator: Betsy Perafán Liévano
- Democratic environments
- Informal vendors vs. public space
- Responsibility in information freedom
- Project advisory
- Growing in investigation
7. Group: Procedural Law
Coordinator: María del Socorro Rueda Fonseca
- Colombian Procedural Law in the XXI Century
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The alumane from the Law Doctoral program will be able to contribute his knowledge and investigation methodology, either in the capacity of Law professor in the Law or Social Science universities in the country, or an a high level investigator in national and international projects. Thus, the alumnae will contribute to the evolution of law as a field of knowledge from a critical perspective.