Field of Focus
  • Law and Social Sciences
  • Public Health
Area of Expertise
Comparative and International Law, integration processes; European Union Law; Public Law: Administrative and Constitutional Law (Civil Servants legislation, French Public Law); Human Rights: Gender Equality and non-discrimination Law; Biotechnology and the Law; Life Sciences legislation; Medical Malpractice and Risk Management.
Education
  • PhD. Public Law - "La convergence de la responsabilité hospitalière en France et en Espagne. Etude comparée” (Convergence of Public Health Liability in France & Spain, a comparative study), Magna cum laudae, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2003
  • Masters Degree - Comparative Public Law in the European countries, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, 1997
  • Masters Degree - European Union Law, University Complutense of Madrid, 1995
  • JD - University Complutense of Madrid, 1995

Prof. Alfonso López de la Osa is an University Professor with a PhD in Public Law from the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is interested in Comparative and International Legal perspectives, integration processes as well as European Union Law studies. He has taught European Union Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Servants legislation, French Public Law, and Gender Equality and non-discrimination Law (from national and comparative perspectives). He has also taught Human Rights, Biotechnology and the Law, Life Sciences legislation as well as Medical Malpractice and Medical Risk Management issues, and he regularly directs doctoral dissertations on comparative legal issues involving US and Mexican legal systems.

Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid in Spain (2003-2012, currently on leave of absence), and Associate Professor at the Law Center of the University of Pau et des Pays de l’Adour in France (2013-2015), he was invited to be an Affiliate Scholar to the Center for US and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center by Professor Stephen Zamora, in September 2015. Currently, he continues to work as Director of this academic Center, on research projects involving US and Mexican legal systems. He also teaches Comparative Health Law at the University of Houston Law Center

Professor López de la Osa’s academic, administrative, and professional achievements are grounded upon his research. He is the author of a book, many chapters and essays related to comparative legal systems, public law and health law.