About the Chair
The Alvaro d’Ors Chair of Law, Culture and Society is committed to promoting, producing and spreading innovative scholarship on the interaction of law and society in our globalized world.
Established in 2020, the chair honors the memory of the University of Navarra Law Professor Álvaro d’Ors and was funded by the Fundación Ciudadanía y Valores. It is the first endowed chair at the University of Navarra Institute for Culture and Society.
The Chair focuses primarily on three areas:
- Christianity and Global Law. This research project analyzes both historical and contemporary Christian sources and dimensions of global law and includes critical perspectives from various religious and philosophical traditions.
- Spirituality and Society. This research project explores potential connections between law, politics, business, and spirituality as well as some of the legal implications of these connections.
- Law and the Christian Tradition in Latin America. This research project examines the lives and works of key personalities in Latin American legal history, in particular how their Christian faith was a factor in molding the evolution of law in their countries and the region.
Professor Rafael Domingo Oslé is the holder of the Álvaro d'Ors Chair of Law, Culture and Society. He is the Spruill Family Professor of Law and Religion at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta (USA). This honorary appointment is an enhancement of Domingo's ongoing relationship with the University of Navarra and is supplemental to his work at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.