César Arjona
Associate Professor, Department of Law in ESADE
URL Associate Professor


Education

  • Doctor of the Science of Law. Cornell University
  • Master's Degree in Legal Theory. European Academy of Legal Theory
  • Master en Derecho. ESADE
  • Llicenciatura en Dret. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull

Areas of interest

  • Legal Theory
  • Professional Ethics
  • Legal Education
  • Philosophy and Law
  • Conflict Management

Biography

César Arjona (JSD, Cornell; LL.M.; M.Phil) is Professor at ESADE Law School in Barcelona, where he teaches in the fields of Legal Theory and Ethics. He has published extensively in English and Spanish. His research interests include professional legal ethics and the theory of transnational law. He has been a visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), ICADE (Madrid), Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), and at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), where he also served as academic co-director. He has been a speaker in several European and North-American institutions, including the Free University of Berlin, the Max Planck Institute in Halle, the University of Southampton, the University of Victoria, Santa Clara University, Boston College and Georgetown. He is a non-practicing member of the Law Society of Barcelona.


Selected publications

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2019). The usage of what country. A critical analysis of legal ethics in transnational legal practice. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 2 (XXXII), pp. 259-283. DOI: 10.1017/cjlj.2019.15.

Arjona Sebastià, C. & Jehle, G. (2018). Islamic law and the limits of amorality: Re-conceptualizing the legal ethics of transnational islamic finance. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 27 (2), pp. 249-275.

Abenoza González, S. & Arjona Sebastià, C. (2017). Emotions and the frontiers of legal education. The Law Teacher. The International Journal of Legal Education, 51 (4), pp. 453-468. DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2016.1272042.

Abenoza González, S. & Arjona Sebastià, C. (2017). Socrates behind bars. A report on an experimental course on justice and philosophy. The Law Teacher. The International Journal of Legal Education, 51 (3), pp. 327-348.

Arjona Sebastià, C., Anderson, J., Meier, F. & Sierra, R. (2015). What law for transnational legal education? A cooperative view on an introductory course to transnational law and governance. Transnational Legal Theory, 6 (2), pp. 253-286. DOI: 10.1080/20414005.2015.1083222.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2014). Amorality explained. Analysing the reasons that explain the standard conception of legal ethics. Ramón Llull Journal of Applied Ethics, (4), pp. 51-66.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2013, February). Lawyers and fidelity to law [Review of the book: Lawyers and fidelity to law ]. Anuario de Filosofía del Derecho, pp. 394-404.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2012). Ética de los juristas y actividad científica. Reflexiones en torno a una deontología interprofesional. In Rodríguez Pontón, F.J. (Coord.), Investigación biomédica, derechos fundamentales e intereses generales (pp. 101-128). Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2012, June). Apuntes para una deontología jurídica más allá de la soberanía estatal. In Congreso UNIJES 2012. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Universidad Jesuitas (UNIJES), Bilbao.

Arjona Sebastià, C. & Mària Serrano, J. (2012). La idea de justicia en Amartya Sen y la educación jurídica en las facultades jesuitas. Revista de Fomento Social, 67 (265), pp. 123-134.

Arjona Sebastià, C., Jamal , A., Menkel-Meadow , C., Ramraj , V. & Satiro , F. (2012, March). The Idea of Justice [Title of the book review: Senses of Sen: Reflections on Amartya Sen's ideas] by Amartya Sen [Review of the book: The Idea of Justice [Title of the book review: Senses of Sen: Reflections on Amartya Sen's ideas] by Amartya Sen]. International Journal of Law in Context, 8, pp. 155-178.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2011). Shaping the future of (Jesuit) legal education. Explore, 15 (1), pp. 18-21.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2011). Transnational law as an excuse: How teaching law without the state makes legal education better. ESADE working paper (219). Barcelona: ESADE

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2011). La propiedad sin control. Un análisis de la breve historia del gobierno corporativo. Revista Electrónica de Pensamiento, Economía y Sociedad, (10), pp. 4-27.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2011, June). Transnational legal studies: World wide studies. Higher education for international students and international instructors. In Congreso sobre la Internacionalización de la Educación Superior en Derecho, Toledo 2011. Symposium conducted at the meeting of ESADE, Toledo.

Arjona Sebastià, C. & Sen , A. (2011, June). The idea of justice [Review of the book: The idea of justice]. Anuario de Filosofía del Derecho, pp. 401-407.

Arjona Sebastià, C., Castiñeira Jerez, J. & Enzler Fandos, A. (2011, March). Caso Nike [Case study]. Barcelona: ESADE.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2011, January). Gender equality on boards of directors. In Issues on Comparative Business Law, Berlin 2011. Symposium conducted at the meeting of ESADE, Berlin.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2010, May). Transnational law as an excuse. In Annual Faculty Conference: Teaching Transnational Law, Rivalta di Torino 2010. Symposium conducted at the meeting of ESADE, Rivalta di Torino.

Arjona Sebastià, C. & Mària Serrano, J. (2010, April). La idea de justicia en Amartya Sen y la educación jurídica en las Facultades Jesuitas. In Networking Jesuit Higher Education for a Globalizing World, Mexico City 2010. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Elósegui , M. & Arjona Sebastià, C. (2010). Law and cultural diversity in Spain. In Foblets, M.C., Gaudreault-DesBiens, J.F. & Renteln, A.D. (Eds.), Cultural diversity and the law: state responses from around the world: proceedings of the colloquium 'The response of state law to the expression of cultural diversity' (pp. 345-363). Brussels: Bruylant.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2010). Aprender derecho para un mundo globalizado. ESADE Alumni, (134), pp. 50-52.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2009, September). Integrating CSR into the governing structure of Spanish companies: Between corporate strategy and story-telling. In CTLS International Colloquium, London 2009. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), London.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2009). El taxista ful: el okupa de los taxis. In Ruiz Sanz, M. & García Manrique, R. (Eds.), El derecho en el cine español contemporáneo (pp. 351-366). Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2009). El crimen de Cuenca: anatomía de una tortura. In Ruiz Sanz, M. & García Manrique, R. (Eds.), El derecho en el cine español contemporáneo (pp. 115-134). Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2009). La RSE en el gobierno corporativo de las sociedades del Ibex 35: un análisis de transparencia. Barcelona: ESADE. Instituto de Innovación Social.

Truffin , B. & Arjona Sebastià, C. (2009). The cultural defence in Spain. In Foblets, M.C. & Renteln, A.D. (Eds.), Multicultural jurisprudence: Comparative perspectives on the cultural defense (pp. 85-120). Oxford: Hart.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2008). La teoría general de la forma de Robert Summers: a propósito de Robert S. Summers, "Form and function in a legal system. A general study". Doxa: Cuadernos de filosofía del derecho, (31), pp. 689-704.

Arbós Llobet , R., Fons Rodríguez , C., Izquierdo Blanco, P., Ríos López, Y., Velázquez Vioque, D., Ortiz Rodríguez, C. & et al. (2008). Arjona Sebastià, C. & Ginés Castellet, N. (Coords.),Abel Lluch, X. & Picó Junoy, J. (Dirs.), El interrogatorio de testigos. Vallirana: J.M. Bosch Editor.

Arbós Llobet , R., Fons Rodríguez , C., Ríos López, Y., Velázquez Vioque, D., Ortiz Rodríguez, C., Monrabà Egea, M. & et al. (2007). Arjona Sebastià, C. & Ginés Castellet, N. (Coords.),Abel Lluch, X. & Picó Junoy, J. (Dirs.), El interrogatorio de partes. Vallirana: J.M. Bosch Editor.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2007, August). Teaching professional ethics in the law school: Many problems and some suggestions. In 23rd IVR World Congress, Krakow 2007. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), Krakow.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2006). Los votos discrepantes del juez O. W. Holmes. Madrid: Iustel.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2005, May). Ten concepts linking legal anthropology with legal education. In 22nd IVR World Congress, Granada 2005. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), Granada.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2005). Pluralismo vs. Dogmática. Una aproximación epistemológica al fenómeno jurídico. Revista del CONESUP, (8), pp. 90-111.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2004). Teoría general de la relación jurídica. In Atienza Rodríguez, M. (Ed.), Teoría del derecho y filosofía del derecho (pp. 1-8). Madrid: Iustel.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2003). Afinidades entre Dworkin y Pound. Un breve estudio sobre influencias y coincidencias. Doxa: Cuadernos de filosofía del derecho, (26), pp. 387-415.

Arjona Sebastià, C. (2002). Medios, fines y pluralidad de procesos en el pensamiento de Lon L. Fuller. Doxa: Cuadernos de filosofía del derecho, (25), pp. 701-715.