The Legal Barbarians: Comparative Law, Legal Identities and the Global South


Séminaire de l’École de droit

This talk will aim to analyze how comparative law, as part of modern law, constructs a narrative that creates the identity of the modern legal subject. A narrative that is structured around two intertwined subjects: self and other; the legal subject and the legal barbarian. The talk will also present a genealogy of comparative law that examines the emergence and transformation of this narrative that creates particular ways of imagining the subject, its geographies and history.

Daniel Bonilla is Associate Professor of Law at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He holds an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School and a law degree from Universidad de los Andes. He has been a visiting professor or lecturer at a number of institutions, including Yale Law School, Fordham Law School, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, University of Texas School of Law, University of Brasilia, University of Brescia, Georgia State University College of Law, and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and several awards for excellence in teaching.
Among his publications are :

  • Constitutionalism in the Americas (ed. with Colin Crawford) (Edward Elgar Publishing: 2018);
  • Abogados y Justicia Social (ed.) (Uniandes-Siglo del Hombre, 2018);
  • Los mandarines del derecho: trasplantes jurídicos, análisis cultural y trabajo pro bono en América Latina (Universidad de los Andes-Siglo del Hombre 2016);
  • Constitutionalism of the Global South (ed.)(Cambridge University Press: 2013);
  • La Función Social de la Propiedad (ed.) (Editorial de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2013);
  • La Constitución Multicultural (Uniandes-Siglo del Hombre, 2006).
Event details
Jeudi, 6 Décembre, 2018 - 12:45 - 14:15
Sciences Po - 13 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris - Salle 410T (4ème étage)
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