Universidad Torcuato Di Tella: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) is a private non-profit institution founded in 1991 by the Di Tella Foundation and the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella. The stated mission of the University is to educate new generations of academic, social, political and business leaders, and to enhance research and scholarship in the arts and sciences. The University prides itself on its small classes and distinguished faculty.
The University is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Known for its bustling streets, grand avenues, and fashionable residences, it is a city where old-world Europe and Latin America come together seamlessly, and where visitors can enjoy the historic architecture, fine restaurants, world-class shopping, and unparalleled nightlife. Some of the many sight-seeing attractions Buenos Aires has to offer include: the Cementario de la Recoleta, where Eva Perón is buried; the Teatro Colón, an excellent venue for opera, concerts and ballet; and San Telmo, Buenos Aires’ chic neighborhood for antiques and tango.
The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella School of Law opened in 1996. Its chief objective is to provide a first-rate legal education in the hope of promoting the establishment of a reliable, just, and efficient legal system in Argentina. Since its inception, the School of Law has stressed the importance of changing the nature of legal studies in countries that, like Argentina, follow both the Civil Law system and the doctrinal approach to legal scholarship.
The School of Law’s full-time faculty is comprised of scholars who publish their research work in international journals and publishing houses. It is complemented by a distinguished group of adjunct instructors, many of whom have made important contributions to legal doctrine in Argentina. In addition, renowned foreign scholars teach courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Law also boasts several influential publications, including the Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica, a bilingual, electronic journal in legal theory edited by the law students. The Revista focuses on interdisciplinary legal research, particularly in the Spanish-speaking world.
Although 14 credits is the maximum amount that students can transfer back to Georgetown Law, most full-time students participating in this program have elected to take 12 credits. Georgetown’s agreement with UTDT allows a total of up to four students to study for a semester at the University’s law faculty. In 2023 Universidad Torcuato di Tella did not host any Georgetown students.