Dr Maria Amalia Amaya Navarro to join Edinburgh Law School as British Academy Global Professor
Mon 22 July 2019
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that Dr Maria Amalia Amaya Navarro will join the University of Edinburgh as part of the second cohort of the British Academy’s Global Professorships programme.
The Global Professorships programme began in 2018 and is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the UK Government’s National Productivity Fund. This prestigious programme aims to enrich the UK’s international research partnerships and collaborations, as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity in the humanities and social sciences, by providing overseas scholars the opportunity to relocate to the UK for four years to pursue individual research goals and contribute to UK higher education.
While at Edinburgh Law School, Dr Amaya Navarro will join the School’s legal theory scholars to undertake a project on “Law, Virtue and Political Community,” which argues that the possession of virtue by legal actors is critical to sound legal decision-making and to enhancing community bonds within and beyond the state.
Dr Amaya Navarro’s project has three main parts, in which she aims to: develop a virtue approach to legal reasoning and judicial ethics and explore its consequences for legal education and institutional design; examine the political implications of the virtue turn in jurisprudence and argue that public virtue is critical to community building; and extend virtue jurisprudence to the international and global context by showing the relevance of virtuous character to legal-decision making. She will also provide teaching on legal reasoning, international and global legal theory, and theories of justice.