Barcelona, Spain

Law and Memory: Legal History of the 20th Century

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 750

As any other social system, Law has also memory: it refers, through laws, legal decisions or doctrine, to the recent past. This is especially important in the case of mass atrocities, wars and dictatorships of Europe’s 20th Century. This course is aimed at analyzing the influences between Law, society and memory. It studies the legal construction of dictatorships and states of exception. It also explains how our contemporary legal systems have dealt with the past. The perspective is global and interdisciplinary.

Course leader

Alfons Aragoneses

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)
EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.