The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Alfonso  Lopez de la Osa Escribano


Alfonso Lopez de la Osa Escribano

Director, Center for U.S. and Mexican Law and Adjunct Professor

Email : alopezde@Central.UH.EDU

Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano is Director of the Center of U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, and Adjunct Faculty on “Comparative Health Law” of the Health Law and Policy Institute in this same university. He obtained his PhD. in Public Health Law at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he studied a degree (DEA Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) on Droit public comparé des Etats Européens (1997). He earned his Law Degree (1995) and Master’s degree in European Union Law (1996) at the University Complutense of Madrid in Spain.

López de la Osa Escribano has taught as Professor of Administrative Law at the University Complutense of Madrid Law School, and at the University of Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) in France. He has taught “Biotechnology and Law” at the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Spain. He is a lawyer in Madrid Bar having done litigation before civil, criminal and administrative jurisdictions, and an associate member of several academic research centers, like the Institut d’etudes lberiques et iberico-americaines and the Centre Pau Droit Public at the UPPA in France.

López de la Osa Escribano’s research focuses on international and comparative law issues and how legal systems interact, especially between the US and Mexico, and in European Union Law. Also, in terms of Health Law, he specializes in doctor-patient legal relationship and medical risk management related to Medical Malpractice Professional Insurance Law, as well as Biotechnology and Life Sciences Law. He has written several works in the field of Public Law and Health law in France and Spain. His research also centers on fundamental rights and their enforcement to protect a major right to healthcare access.