1 Faculty of Law Specialization courses Specialization in Justice Administration Specialization in Legal Advice to Companies Specialization in Industrial Social Sciences Specialization in Administrative Law and Public Administration Specialization in Banking Law Specialization in Damage Law Specialization in Family Law Specialization in Labor Law Specialization in Criminal Law Specialization in Tax Law Specialization in the Legal and Economic Structure of Energy Regulation Specialization in Policies and Management of Science and Technology Specialization in International Migration Policies Specialization in Natural resources Specialization in Legal Sociology Interdisciplinary Specialization in the Issue of Improper Drug Use Interdisciplinary Specialization in Social Issues of Childhood and Adolescence Specialization in Translation and Interpretation Teaching course Master degrees MA in Biotechnology MA in Industrial Social Sciences MA in Commercial and Business Law. MA in Family, Childhood and Adolescence Law. MA in International Private Law MA in Criminal Law of MERCOSUR. MA in Law and Economy MA in Law Philosophy MA in Magistracy MA in International Relations MA in Theory and Practice on the Elaboration of Legal Rules MA in Policies and Management of Science and Technology MA in International Migration Policies MA in Processes of Regional Integration - MERCOSUR MA in the Issue of Improper Drug Use MA in Translation and Interpretation MA in Public Health Doctorate Doctorate of the University of Buenos Aires
2 Specialization in Justice Administration General Information Director: Hector Magariños Degree: Specialist in Justice Administration Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates Department Contact information To establish a connection between theory and practice applied to law, fostering reflection on every day cases at court and, also, keeping the contact with theoretical elaborations, so as to avoid pure pragmatism and weakening of legal security. Module 1- Common cycle: Theory on law and justice. Legal ethics. Analysis and production of communication. Legal management and administration. Philosophy. Human rights. Extraordinary resources and federal system of government. Constitutional law. Module 2- Oriented cycle Orientation in Penal Law Constitutional principles of penal law. Fundamental topics of general law. Topics about special part of penal law. Penal process. Techniques for the resolution of penal cases. Techniques for the resolution of procedural cases. Orientation in Private Law Constitutional principles of private law. Fundamental topics of general private law. Topics about the different areas of the special part of private law. Processes in the private law field. Techniques for the resolution of private law cases. Techniques for the resolution of procedural cases. Orientation in Administrative Law Constitutional grounds of administrative laws. Basic institutions of administrative law. Administrative procedures (theoretical). Techniques for the resolution of cases in administrative procedures. Techniques for the resolution of cases within administrative procedures. Techniques for the resolution of procedural issues within the area of contentious administrative procedures. Specialization in Legal Advice to Companies Director: Remo Entelman Degree: Specialist in Legal Advice to Companies
3 Enrolment periods: permanent Contact information To increase graduates perspective and knowledge catering for their current and future needs in the business area form a legal standpoint. Core subjects: Administrative theory Part I and II. Theory of conflict. Interpretation of accounting information. Partnerships. Modern contract (of companies and businesses) Optional subjects: Taxing law I and II. Labor advise to companies. Receivership law in depth. Mediation in company lives. Integration law- MERCOSUR. Strategic marketing of services. Subjects outside the scope of the area: Negotiation and conflict resolution. Receivership law in depth. Competence defense. Behavior and attitudes of the different parties. Environmental offences. Actions in environmental law. Research methodologies and techniques. Industrial relations law. Current accounts and cheque. Course on Working risks law. Industrial relation in small and medium companies. Institutional frame of the capital market. Financial leasing. Electronic banking and national systems of payment. International financial operations. International taxing and economic integration law. Tax harmonization. MERCOSUR. Receiverships, bankruptcy and tax laws. Tax accountancy. Substantive taxing law. Introduction to tax law. Hiring of health care services: free practice of the profession and prepaid health insurance. Integration Rights. MERCOSUR. Strategic Marketing of services. Medical discretion about risks (hiring and medical responsibility). Update program on receivership (students can choose the subjects which they find most interesting) Specialization in Administrative Law and Public Administration Director: Maria Graciela Reiriz Degree: Specialist in Administrative Law and Public Administration Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates Department. Contact information To train university jurists in the specialty, who will be qualified to carry out a critical analysis of the groundings of the Argentine Administrative Law and of compared law and to design legal institutions and regulatory instruments to face current issues. To develop skills and techniques to achieve a better professional performance as magistrates, judicial servants or attorneys, public agents, company lawyers, consultants or prosecutors.
4 Administrative law (principles and sources). Methodology in administrative law. Administration and Constitution. Compared Administrative Law. Contractor selection process. Administrative procedure law. Organisms of Administrative control. Public functions. Professional skills (professional practices). State responsibilities. Institutional regulations of the city of Buenos Aires. Legal regulations of MERCOSUR. Legal regulations of electricity. Legal regulations of gas. Legal regulations of telecommunications. Public audiences. Research seminar. Optional subjects Public domain: compromises and permissions. Introduction to environmental law. Introduction to urban law. Provincial and municipal public law. Constitutional procedural law. Public Works contracts. Public service concessions. Legal protection of public service users. Legal protection of consumers. Execution of sentences against the State and consolidation of public liabilities. Consolidation and expiration of the State s debts. Limitations to discretionary activity in administration. Administrative intervention in the financial system and the capital market Specialization in Banking Law Director: Diego C. Bunge Degree: Specialist in Banking Law. Enrolment periods: permanent. Contact information To train specialists in banking law taking into consideration the specialization degrees and the studying autonomy that this area requires. To deepen and update the knowledge on banking law with the aim of cater interdisciplinary for the current and future needs of graduates of the banking law area. General principles of banking law. Institutional frame of banking activity. Institutional frame of the capital market. Banking activities abroad. Baking financing and guarantees of Argentine law. Modern baking operations. Receivership and banks. Legal responsibilities of banks in the light of Argentine and compared law. International financial operations. Credit card system. Current accounts and cheques. Financial leasing. Regulations of loans bills. Electronic banking and national system of payments. Specialization in Damage Law Director: Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti Degree: Specialist in Damage Law Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates department.
5 Contact information To specialize graduates in the area, seeking to broaden their training through the deepening and update of their knowledge. To understand all the aspects involved in what is known as The new perspectives in civil responsibility, both form a theoretical and a practical standpoint. Graduates will be able to recognize the new issues posed by damage law, identify the main elements and carry out an in-depth analysis, providing efficient answers to any of the issues posed. They will have the necessary information to have access to and give advice on the latest judgments of National and International Courts. Subjects: Present-day conception of damage law. Unlawfulness and action. Attribution factors. Casualty. Damage. Legitimization. Guarantee for dependents actions. Damage procedure. Transit accidents. Professional responsibilities. State responsibilities. Environmental damage. Responsibility for elaborated products. Damage in Family Law. Press responsibility. Consumers rights. Contractual responsibility in commercial law. Damages and new technologies. Contract and damages. Research methodology. Specialization in Family Law General Information Director: Cecilia Grosman. Degree: Specialist in Family Law Enrolment periods: permanent Contact information To train lawyers to work as teachers and magistrates in the discipline of family law with an interdisciplinary approach that includes law, sociology and psychology. Core subjects: 1. Marriage law. 2.Evolutional psychology in children and adolescents. 3. Family Sociology: historic and systematic. 4. Patrimonial regulations of marriage. 5. General family psychology. Married couples in crisis (co-habiting, break ups, new marriages, etc). 6. Filiations. 7. Children and adolescents rights. Parents authority and tutelage. 8. The family in
6 constitutional, public international and private international law. 9. The family in other branches of positive law. 10. Procedures in family trials. Optional subjects Specialization in Labor Law General Information Director: Juan Carlos FERNÁNDEZ MADRID, Julio MARTÍNEZ VIVOT Degree: Specialist in Labour Law Enrolment periods: permanent. Contact information To train lawyers with expertise in the area of Labor Law The application of protection law in Labor Law and the techniques used for such ends: public order, labor fraud, nullities. Relevant aspects of the ivs variandi application. Leave of absences for biological or social reasons. requirements for its legitimization and legal effects. Working regulations for women and the underage. Steadiness regulations in private jobs. Various situations. Current state of jurisprudence. Main problems posed by the application of labor and social security legal rights. Working conditions. Possible working time. Regulations for remunerations. Causes and consequences of contract expiration. Statutory law. Analysis of the main professional statutes. Socio-labor institutions. Techniques of Collective Negotiation Agreements with simulation of problem resolution. Individual and Collective Labor Conflicts Law. Rights and responsibilities of the parties in labor contracts. Contract laws and special statutes. Regulations for commercial travelers. Labor contracts and freelance work. Labor regulations for bankers. Collective labor autonomy and collective agreements. Regulations for the participation of employees in the companies. Negotiating techniques. Regulations for trade unions. Collective conflicts: measures and their effects. Labor procedural law. Minimal laws of OIT and positive argentine legislation regarding work and social security. Labor accidents, responsibility for damages. Specialization in Criminal Law General Information Director: David Baigun Degree: Specialist in Criminal Law Approximate duration: 3 years Enrolment periods: permanent
7 To train professionals that will be qualified to work as lawyers or magistrates in the area of criminal law, through the analysis of cases, specific topics, theoretical training and command of the criminal procedure. A- Core subjects : Crime Theory and grounds for sentences. Constitutional guarantees and criminal procedural law. Research methodology and epistemology. Principles of criminology. B- Oriented subjects : a) Conventional oriented subjects : Offenses against property. Offenses against life. Criminal system for minors. Offenses against honor. Update in general medicine and forensic psychiatry. Offenses against freedom. b) Non-conventional oriented subjects : Economic offenses (State- Market- Social control). Environmental crime. Bioethics and criminal law. Analysis of special criminal legislation. Criminal law compared. Criminal mediation and conciliation. Specific Optional subjects (within the area of criminal law) and non-specific (concerning legal disciplines and disciplines not belonging to criminal law). Research seminars. Specialization in Tax Law Director: Esteban Urresti Degree: Specialist in Tax Law Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates Secretary To deepen knowledge concerning tax law with the aim of training specialists who will be able to work both in the private and in the public fields. Compulsory subjects: First module: Public finances. Introduction to tax law. Tax accountancy. Substantive tax law. Second module: Administrative and procedural tax law. Criminal, procedural criminal tax, and social security law. Tax constitutional law. Third module. International tax law and economic integration law. Tax harmonization. MERCOSUR. Rent and patrimony imposition. Imposition on consumption. Fourth module: Local taxes: provincial, municipal, and procedure. Optional subjects (students have to choose one and attend 40 hours)
8 Tax system of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Tax aspects in applications. Formal duties concerning taxation and infringement tutelage. Appeals to Law in taxation matters. Taxation aspects in company reorganization. Extra-fiscal use of taxes. Taxation processing of financial entities and connected activities. The agrarian area and its taxes. Production and commercialization regulations of hydrocarbons. Taxes in public Argentine livestock of the first half of XIX century. Specialization in the Legal and Economic Structure of Energy Regulation General Information Director: Eduardo Zapata Degree: Specialist in the Legal and Economic Structure of Energy Regulation Approximate duration: 1 ½ years Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates Department To train human resources in the legal and economic area of energy regulation. The course of studies is organized in three cycles: basic, intermediate and advanced; seminars and fieldwork in each of the three cycles and a final seminar. Thematic cores: Economic and environmental cycle: 1.Regulation economy; 2. Economic regulation of net industries; 3. Economy of natural resources and environmental regulation; 4. Corporative finance. Legal and Institutional cycle: 5. Legal structure of energy regulation; 6. Institutional structure of energy regulation. Specialization in Natural resources Director: Eduardo A. Pigretti Degree: Specialist in Natural Resources Approximate duration: 1 year Enrolment periods: permanent
9 To train specialists in the area of Natural Resources A. Natural resources: Nourishment Law. Legal regulations of maritime fishing. Shared natural resources. B. Agrarian Law: forest regulations. Cereal market. Legal regulations of production and distribution of fruits and vegetables. Regulations of Viniculture in Argentina. Regulations of guides. Legal perspective of rustling. C. Mining Law: Mining policies in Argentina. Constitutional Law, authority and the mining procedures. Foundations of Argentine mining institutions. D. Energy Law: Oil contracts. Legal regulations of energy. The energetic problematic in Argentina. Evolution of international oil issues. E. Water Law: Civil issues in the area of water. Water codes and the National Constitution. Water rights and registries. Del Plata Basin. F. Environmental law: Global changes and environmental law. Environmental rights and duties. The environment and sources of energy. Prevention of environmental pollution. Nuclear laws and environment. Noise pollution. Water and sea pollution. Procedural legitimization for environmental tutelage. Administrative procedures and environment. International Law concerning environment and MERCOSUR. Specialization in Legal Sociology General Information Director: Enrique Zuleta Puceiro Degrees: Specialist in Legal Sociology Enrolment periods: permanent To deepen the knowledge concerning legal sociology and to foster sociologic research in areas of law. Analytic sociologic theories. Social research methodology, elements. Sociology in Law. Sociology of deviated behavior. Theory of society. Political sociology. Empiric-systematic sociologic theories. Methodology (design and epistemological issues). Justice administration as a formal organization. Teaching course Degree: Authorized teacher
10 Requirements for graduation: Helpers must work in each of the different helper categories during a minimum of three terms. They must pass the courses, seminars or workshops required and fulfill the obligations of a pedagogic laboratory. Teaching practice. Pedagogic training: 4 seminars-workshops and a teacher training laboratory. Technical training: 5 seminars aimed at providing technical qualifications: a) specifically connected to the thematic area in which students specialize; b) connected to subjects of an interdisciplinary and general training nature. Specialization in Translation and Interpretation General Information Director: to be appointed (Faculty of Law) Co-director: to be appointed (Faculty of Philosophy and Art) Degree: Specialist in Translation and Interpretation Enrolment periods: consult at Translation Department.. Venue where the academic activities take place: Faculty of Law and Faculty of Philosophy and Art.. Extension General : -To update the training of graduates from the public translators course so as to complement their undergraduate training, develop skills in interpretation and broaden the professional abilities of those who have graduated form the course of studies many years ago. - To complete the current undergraduate training, through the incorporation of contents concerning phonology, interpretation, linguistics applied to translation, and new tools and means applied to translation, especially computing resources and access and handling of databases specially developed for translation. - To foster the composition of a research area, as a central strategy for the development and curricular update of the undergraduate course in Public Translation. Specific objectives: The course seeks graduates to: - Analyze and acquire basic concepts that will allow them to understand how linguistic knowledge works. - Be acquainted with the ordinary and alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to translation and interpretation. - Get started in the linguistic research applied to translation - Reflect upon their professional practice and revise it through the incorporation of new theoretical paradigms. Seminars of the Introductory Course (it does not give credits for the Specialization course, but it is an admission requirement for students who need it): Basic phonetics. Introduction to
11 Contrastive Linguistic Studies. Foreign Language (English/Portuguese). Intensive course in translation. Compulsory Seminars: Update in direct translation. Introduction to interpretation. Update in inverse translation. Elements of discourse analysis. Specialized translation I. Interpretation practice. Advanced phonetics in the foreign language. Grammar of the specific foreign language (English and/or Portuguese). Spanish grammar. Translation and Linguistics. Optional Seminars: Students must obtain 6 credits (each credit is obtained by attending 16 hours of any of the seminars): English / Portuguese Phonology. Translation and Linguistics in Spanish or English. Spanish grammar according to different approaches (cognitive, generative or systemic approach)-. Contrastive Linguistic Studies. Computer studies applied to translation. Instruments of terminology and document search for translation. Current reflections about translating in Spanish. Psycholinguistics: foreign language acquisition. Contrastive Linguistic Studies. Specialized translation I. Interpretation practice. Thesis: Research methodology and Seminar on Thesis writing. MA in Commercial and Business Law. General Information Director: Raul Etcheverry Degree: MA of UBA in Commercial and Business Law. Enrolment periods: Postgraduates Department To train graduates in the interdisciplinary area of commercial, company and business law with great theory depth and original in the practice, embracing scientific, technical and technological aspects; research and evolution techniques; and current commercial practices in Argentine and all around the world. To design and apply research projects to different areas of the business area. For graduates to work as specialists in company and business law advice, in interdisciplinary working teams. To transfer the results of interdisciplinary training to university teaching. 1. Ordinary courses Module 1: Foundations of commercial law. History of commercial law. Sources of research. History of mercantile legislation. Commerce code. Heuristics. Commercial Law. Socio-economic aspect of the Constitution. Module 2: Commerce Acts. Compared commercial law. Commerce Acts and mercantile activities. Module 3: Procedural law. Applicable procedure and general conformation of the Argentine procedural system within the frame of commercial lawsuits. Arbitration means and mediation, among other ways of conflict resolution. Module 4: Companies. Mercantile organization. Subjects. Company theory. Individual retailers versus businessmen. Rights and duties of retailers. From retailers statutes to companies statutes.
12 Module 5: Business structure: Commercial partnerships: critical analysis of partnership structures. Partnerships regulated by its objects. Businessmen businesses. General theory of legal business. Businesses among companies. Company strategies. Module 6: Mergers and takeovers. Business groups. Mergers and Takeovers. Taking of control. Scissions. Economic analysis of patrimonial reorganizations of companies. Module 7: Labor and environmental law, patent rights and copyright. Companies and labor law (1). Companies and Labor law (2). Companies and environmental law. Patent rights. Royalties. Connected rights. Module 8: Private International Mercantile Law. Private International Mercantile Law. International buying and selling (1). International buying and selling (2). Compared jurisprudence research. Incoterms. UNCITRAL: unified law and its main topics. Module 9: Foreign trade. Aeronautic contracts. Maritime contracts. Customs Law. Customs code. Foreign trade. Module 10: Competition rights and Tax law. Commerce documentations. Competition rights (legal analysis). Disloyal competition, anti-competitive behavior in the market. Consumers rights (legal analysis). Competition and consumers rights (economic analysis). Companies and tax law (legal aspects). Companies and tax law (economic aspects). Forms of distribution. E-commerce. Trusteeship and other forms of fiduciary businesses. Credits and other document. Warrants. Bank contracts. Credit cards and other businesses with cards. Module 11: Partnership Law. Characterization and elements of Partnerships. Constitution, nullity, inefficiency and irregularity of partnerships. Introduction to partnership organization. The role of partners. Partners duties and rights. Partnership accountancy. Analysis of balance sheets and financial state. Partnerships established abroad. Partnerships between spouses. Sole proprietors. People s partnerships. Module 12: Partnerships in particular. Limited corporations. Public corporations. Structure and elements. Quoted companies. Shareholders and their rights. System of internal administration and auditing. Regulations of minorities. Contestation of resolutions. Directors responsibilities. Conflicts in partnerships. Groups of companies and partnerships. Civil associations, foundations and the third sector. NGO. Civil societies. Module 13: Companies in crisis. Receiverships. Insolvencies. Insolvency in Public Law. Insolvency in the International order. Interdisciplinary receivership and partnership law. Module 14: Preventive tendering. Outstanding aspects in tendering procedures. Preventive tendering: requirements and effects. Module 15: Tendering and creditors. Verification of loans and different admission systems to tender liabilities. Analysis of institutions regulated in tendering laws which tend to an adequate protection of credits. Module 16: Group tendering. Tendering in associations. Legal previsions, requirements and presentation. Module 17: Accounting aspects of tendering and negotiation techniques. Accounting aspects of tendering, assets and liabilities state, balance sheets, accountants judgments, and documentation required for tendering presentation. Introduction to negotiating techniques. 2. Extraordinary courses. First and second modules: methodology of scientific research. Methodology of scientific research will be approached in two stages. So as to enable students to face the elaboration of thesis adequately, in these two subjects the core elements of research will be evaluated, namely: a) setting out of problems; b) formulation of hypothesis; c) description of the theoretical frame; d) test design; e) data gathering; f) data analysis and interpretation; g) conclusions. Methodology of scientific research 1 Methodology of scientific research 2 Teachers from a foreign University with the cooperation of National Universities Teachers from the University Carlos III, Valladolid, Seville or Salamanca, to be appointed. Third module: International economic transactions. Documented loans and other types of negotiations in EU. Latest developments in UNCITRAL. International buying and selling (1), International buying and selling (2). Teachers from MERCOSUR, for example, University of Sao Paulo, of Chile, of Paraguay, of Rosario, of Tucumán, and others.
13 Fourth module: Integration law MERCOSUR (I). Competence defense, Joint ventures in MERCOSUR, Distribution contracts in MERCOUR. Partnership in MERCOSUR Business in MERCOSUR. Fifth module: Integration Law MERCOSUR (II). ALCA, MERCOSUR structure andstate, Businesses in MERCOSUR, CAN NAFTA-EU. MA in Family, Childhood and Adolescence Law. Director: Cecilia Grosman. Degree: MA of UBA in Family, Childhood and Adolescence Law. Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates department. To train experts in the area with the necessary qualifications to work in the area of family justice, courts of minors and children and adolescents public defense, both in the civil and in the criminal fields. To provide training in the contents concerning human rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural- in their application to family relationships, and in different strategies of social and legal protection. To train human resources who will be able to participate in different institutional areas, both for the organization and application of public policies to the family, childhood and adolescence areas; and for the elaboration of bills concerning the area. To form experts who can fulfill positions in the international frame and in the processes of integration in the regional field. To provide tools to develop research tasks, both of a basic and of an applied nature, in connection to problems in real life, which will permit the transference of results to different social areas. To provide training in psychology, sociology and other disciplines of behavioral sciences that will allow graduates to have a systemic vision of the family, indispensable for the participation in teams made up of specialists belonging to different scientific areas which are focused on projecting legal reforms, planning programs of family policies or on defining legal strategies to face the diverse problems that affect families. To provide the possibility of integrating groups for reflection and discussion of different aspects of family, childhood and adolescence law that will stimulate the creation destined to improve laws, both in substantial and procedural law. Compulsory courses: Group I (Introductory, core subjects of the Course in Specialization in Family Law): Conjugal rights. Evolutional psychology in children and adolescents. Family sociology: history and systematic. Patrimonial regulation of marriage. General psychology of families. Couples in crisis (cohabiting-break ups- new marriages- assembled families). Filiations. Children and adolescents rights. Parents authority. Tutelage and guardianship. Family in constitutional law. Public and private international law. Families in other branches of positive law. Procedures in family trials.
14 Group II: Family constitutional rights. Children s rights in International law and in human rights. Philosophy of family law. Contrasted family law. Family procedures II. Complex issues. Couple cohabiting. Family violence. Criminal control of childhood. Adolescence. Psycho-social and legal aspects. Alimony and Convention on children s rights. Group III: Social research methodology. Legal methodology. Law interpretation. Optional course and seminars: Damage Law and Family law. Bioethics and family law. Assembled families. Psycho-social and legal aspects. Mediations in family procedures. Insolvency and family. Evolution of Argentine families. Protection of family homes. Children s rights in civil processes. Family law and old age. Kinship and family anthropology. Childhood protection in public policies. International restitution of minors. International criminal law and childhood. Family attorney. Mental health and family. Legal tutelage of mental disabilities. Effectiveness of economic, social and cultural rights of children and adolescents. Internships. Epistemology for the elaboration of regulations. Optional subjects or seminars of the Interdisciplinary Course in Children and Adolescents Issues: Human rights. Socio-cultural dimensions of children and adolescents work. Early education. Risks of institutionalization. Organizational dimensions of public policies. Course on Social Politics I. Optional research seminars: Children and adolescents rights in MERCOSUR. Grounds for regulatory harmonization. Childhood sociology. Family, economy, society and state. The approach of childhood and adolescence from an socially integrative perspective. Efficay and efficiency of adoption laws. Childhood history. Genre in law. Old age and family rights. Academic activities of seminars or workshops for the elaboration and writing of Thesis: Seminar on legal sociology applied to family law. Workshops to support the elaboration and writing of Thesis. Analysis of legal discourse. MA in International Private Law Director: Sara FELDSTEIM DE CÁRDENAS Degree: MA of UBA in International Private Law Enrolment periods: consult at Postgraduates Department. The course seeks to: a) train students in the understanding and solving of international private legal cases in the roles of lawyers, magistrates, arbiters, elaborators of treaties and laws, researchers, etc; b) contribute, through researches destined to the elaboration of the Thesis, to the increase and accumulation of knowledge on International Private Law. Module I: Fundamental issues of International private Law Fundamental issues of International private Law. International private legal culture: Contrasted law; History of International private Law. Research Methodology Module II: Fundamental issues of International private Law.