Foundation of the NATIONAL LAW ACADEMY OF URUGUAY
On December 2nd, in the conference hall of the National Chamber of Commerce and Services of Uruguay, the founding act of the National Law Academy of Uruguay was held.
Among the attendees were Ministers of the Supreme Court of Justice and of the Court of Administrative Litigation, State Attorney in Administrative Litigation, Presidents and academics of the Academies of Letters, Medicine, Economics, Engineering and Science, Deans of the Law Schools of the University of the Republic, Catholic University, Montevideo University, Business University and CLAEH, Presidents of the Uruguayan Bar Association, Uruguayan Association of Notaries, Magistrates´ Association and Association of Tax Magistrates, the President of the National Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the Permanent Congress of Latin America Legal Academies and of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires, as well as the Figure Academics of the new National Law Academy of Uruguay, who signed the act of foundation.
Uruguay was, until now, the only South American country and one of the few in Iberoamerica that did not have a National Law Academy. Due to this reality, and promoted by the Permanent Congress of Iberoamerica´s Legal Academies, a group of prestigious lawyers of our country, related to the academic activity for more than forty years, worked in creating an Academy that connects the most relevant lawyers and public notaries with a remarkable academic performance.
The President of the National Law Academy of Uruguay, Ricardo Olivera García, President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Eduardo Turell, Vice-president of the Permanent Congress of Iberoamerica´s Legal Academies, Alfonso Santiago, and the representative of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires, Héctor Alegría took the floor during the event.
As stated in the founding act, the Academy intends to create an interdisciplinary field of excellence for the study of legal sciences that promotes and encourages its development, seeking for the country´s progress through the Rule of Law´s development. It will act as a space for discussion and analysis of the main legal problems, proposal of legal solutions and public authorities consults.
The Academy is an organization independent from Public Authorities and from the different universities, but with vocation of collaboration with each other in the improvement of the creation, analysis and Law application.
The Academy is formed by 35 Academics. Following the Academies tradition, each of the Academics will be identified with the name of a Master, selected from the main legal figures of our country.
The first Board of Directors will be formed by Professors Ricardo Olivera García (president), Juan Andrés Ramírez (vice-president), Gonzalo Fernández (secretary), Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre (secretary) and Alejandro Abal Oliú (treasurer); and the first Fiscal Commission will be formed by Professors Ema Carozzi, Carlos E. Delpiazzo and Augusto Durán Martínez.
The list of the Founders Academics who subscribed the Academy´s founding act, and their corresponding Masters, is presented below:
Dr. Alejandro Abal Oliú - Rafael Gallinal
Dr. Germán Aller - José Irureta Goyena
Dr. Eduardo Ameglio - Francisco De Ferrari
Dr. Andrés Blanco - Ramón Valdés Costa
Esc. Jaime Berdaguer - Juan José Amézaga
Esc. Juan Blengio - Tristán Narvaja
Dra. Luz Calvo - Eduardo Vaz Ferreira
Dra. Ema Carozzi - Hugo Gatti
Dr. Alicia Castro - Juan Llambías de Acevedo
Dr. Arturo Caumont - Eugenio Cafaro
Dr. Gastón Chaves Hontou - Adela Reta
Dr. Ruben Correa Freitas - Aníbal L. Barbagelata
Dr. Carlos De Cores - José Pedro Sánchez Fontans
Dr. Carlos Delpiazzo - Enrique Sayagués Laso
Dr. Augusto Durán Martínez - Martín C. Martínez
Dr. Gonzalo Fernández - Juan B. Carballa
Dra. Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre - Gonzalo Ramírez
Dr. Mario Garmendia - Héctor Hugo Barbagelata
Esc. Teresa Gnazzo - Antonio Prunell
Dr. Enrique Guerra - Adolfo Gelsi Bidart
Dra. Eva Holz - Rodolfo Mezzera Alvarez
Dra. Selva Klett - Enrique Véscovi
Dra. Cristina Mangarelli - Américo Plá Rodríguez
Dra. Addy Mazz - Juan Carlos Peirano Facio
Dr. Pedro Montano - Rufino Larraud
Dr. Ricardo Olivera García - Eduardo Acevedo
Dr. Alejandro Pastori - Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga
Dr. Juan Andrés Ramírez - Pablo de María
Esc. Beatriz Ramos - Saúl Cestau
Esc. Ana María Ranzetti - Julio Bardallo
Dr. Martin Risso Ferrand - Justino Jiménez de Aréchaga
Dr. Jorge Rosenbaum - Emilio Frugoni
Dr. Oscar Sarlo - Alfredo Vázquez Acevedo
Dr. Edgar Varela Méndez - Eduardo J. Couture
Dr. Eugenio Xavier de Mello - Miguel U. Rocca