Rodrigo Uría González (Oviedo, 1906 - Madrid, 2001) was widely considered one of the leading and most illustrious authorities on commercial law due to his key role in reforming commercial law studies in Spain.
Rodrigo Uría was awarded his degree in law (summa cum laude) from the Universidad de Oviedo in 1927, before going on to receive his doctorate in law from the Universidad Central in 1930. He was appointed professor at the Universidad de Salamanca in 1943 and Universidad de Madrid in 1952, and received honorary doctorates from various other universities. His writings have helped shape various generations of lawyers and jurists, with his Manual on Commercial Law at the forefront of his work.
He held the following key positions and offices during his lifetime:
The following are some of his awards and accolades:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Professor Uría Foundation, which it is my honour to chair.
The Professor Uría Foundation was created in November 2005 by my good friend Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano and by Uría Menéndez, to realise their commitment to humanitarian goals and to honour the memory of the illustrious jurist and benefactor, Professor Rodrigo Uría González.
The Foundation is therefore a continuation of the selfless humanitarian and social work carried out by the Rodrigo Urías, both father and son, during their lifetimes. Our Foundation’s mission is actually fairly simple to put into words: to place the Foundation’s resources at the disposal of the most vulnerable groups of society and those most in need, focusing on infants, youths at risk of social exclusion, immigrants and prisoners.
In going about this mission, the Foundation relies heavily on volunteers, including the lawyers of Uría Menéndez and anyone else willing to collaborate with its activities. I would therefore like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all those who have worked with our Foundation over the last ten years by providing their expertise, time and donations to the beneficiaries of our work. Our volunteers are without question the people really behind the Foundation’s growing humanitarian work. They are also the best safeguard to guarantee the Foundation’s ability to continue taking on new projects.
My commitment, and indeed that of the Board of Trustees, is to continue supporting the Foundation’s educational work, whether at public schools, prisons or immigration and job placement centres, in order to emphasise the law’s importance for ensuring peaceful coexistence. Our commitment is also to continue supporting and providing free legal advice to non-profit entities dedicated to the betterment of society, while funding an array of humanitarian and social-welfare projects.
In short, we want to continue providing this valuable work with the utmost efficiency and discretion.
Professor Uría Foundation
Príncipe de Vergara, 187
Plaza de Rodrigo Uría
Tel.: +34 915 870 830
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