Fabra-Zamora, Jorge Luis

Fabra-Zamora, Jorge Luis.

Associate Professor of Law

Research Focus: Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, Torts, Globalization, International Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice
 Curriculum Vitae, Linktree, SSRN 

Contact Information

624 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

Biography Publications

Jorge Fabra-Zamora’s research and teaching interests focus on legal and political philosophy, torts, and international human rights. His current project develops a unified theory capable of different forms of state, indigenous, customary, international, transnational, supra-national, and global law. His work also explores the problems of state liability at the intersection between torts, administrative law, human rights, and political philosophy.

His academic work in these areas has appeared (or will soon be published) in McGill Law Review, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Transnational Legal Theory, and some leading Latin American reviews. He is also the editor of several academic volumes, including one about Colombia’s innovative peace process with FARC (Routledge, 2021), one volume about jurisprudence’s transformation in globalization (Elgar, 2020), and a multi-volume encyclopedia of legal philosophy in Spanish (UNAM, 2015).

Born and raised in Colombia, Fabra-Zamora earned an LL.B. from the Universidad de Cartagena and then a M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from McMaster University, Canada. Prior to joining the law school, he was a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

Professor Fabra-Zamora is interested in supporting and supervising students who would like to advance legal research or pursue LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees. He is willing to read preliminary proposals from domestic and international students and comment on interest in supervision before submitting an official application.