Visiting Researchers 2009-2010

John D. Haskell (United States)

John D. Haskell is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He holds a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings), and a LL.M. from SOAS. His dissertation focuses on international law and religion in three contexts: legal history, political and legal philosophy, and contemporary issues of governance. In autumn of 2010, he will be joining the faculty at the International University College of Turin (IUC).

Andrej Lang (Germany)

Andrej Lang earned a law degree and a political science degree from Freie Universitaet Berlin and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. He is currently a PhD candidate at Freie Universitaet where his dissertation focuses on the functions of constitutional courts in a polycentric world order, and, in particular, on the adjudication of the German Federal Constitutional Court concerning the relationship between national and supranational law. He is a member of the New York Bar and was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (New York & London) for the last two years.

Demetrio Castro (Spain)

Demetrio Castro is a Professor at the Sociology Department, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain where he teaches Political Science and History of the Political Thought. An Intellectual historian, he is author of “Burke. Circunstancia Politica y Pensamiento (2007) and a new work about Robespierre due out in 2010. He is currently working on French anticlerical laws in early Twentieth-century.

Damien Gerard (Belgium)

Damien Gerard is a graduate of the University of Louvain, the College of Europe and New York University. Currently he is a Research Fellow at the Chair of European law of the University of Louvain. He is a member of the New York Bar and practiced law in Brussels at Cleary Gottlieb LLP for the last five years. In 2003-2004, Damien Gerard clerked for Judge Lenaerts of the European Court of Justice and in 2008-2009, he was a Visiting Lecturer in EC Competition Law at University Paris V – Descartes. His recent scholarship focuses on EC competition law enforcement and, in particular, the interactions between the European Commission and national competition authorities, on the one hand, and between EC competition law and internal market rules (including in the framework of the financial crisis), on the other hand. A list of his publications is available at: www.uclouvain.be/damien.gerard.

Anselmo Martnez Caellas (Spain)

Anselmo Martnez Caellas is a tenured Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca) where he earned a Law Degree (summa cum laude), a Business degree, and a Doctorate in Law (summa cum laude). He is the author of three books about international contract law, and numerous articles about Contract, Bankruptcy and Corporate Law. His research at the Institute for Global Law and Policy is centered in two different topics: the relationship between leveraged buy outs and bankruptcy, and private law questions in the production and commerce of transgenics.

Rafael Gómez-Ferrer Rincón (Spain)

Rafael Gómez-Ferrer Rincón earned degrees in Law (1995) and in Economics and Business (1996) from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas of Madrid. He obtained his Ph.D. in Law from Complutense University of Madrid with the grade of Sobresaliente “cum laude” and Extraordinary Award in 2003. He has taught Administrative Law at the Law Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid, at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles and at the Law Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, where he is currently Associate Professor of Administrative Law. His current research has concentrated on Economic Administrative Law and on the control of Public Administration by the Judicial Power. He is Member of the Spanish Association of Professors of Administrative Law.

Pablo de Andrés Alonso (Spain)

Pablo de Andrés Alonso is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Valladolid, Spain where his research interests range between corporate governance, corporate finance and Law and Economics. In addition he is in charge of Doctoral Program New Trends in Business Administration and is Associate Editor of Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting. He is the author of numerous articles and was awarded the European Investment Bank Prize for young researchers (1997).

Ignacio de la Rasilla (Spain)

Ignacio de la Rasilla is a Global Governance, Law and Social Thought fellow at Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. In addition he is a research associate of the Pphilosophy of Law Ddepartment at Seville University Pablo de Olavide and at the Centre d’étude et de Recherche en Droit International (CERDIN) at the Université Pantheón-Sorbonne, Paris 1. He holds a LL.B. from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and an M.A. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva where he will soon earn his Ph.D. in international law. At the IGLP, his research interests focus on international constitutionalism and the dimensions of emergence of the principle of democratic governance. A list of his publications et al. can be found at http://www.ignaciodelarasilla.org

Achilles Skordas (Greece)

Achilles Skordas studied, and later taught, law at the University of Athens-Greece, and was awarded a PhD by the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt-am-Main. He joined the University of Bristol as Reader in Law in 2006 and was appointed Professor of International Law in 2008. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris XII and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and was also a CLPE Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto (September 2008). He is the Greek member of the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Asylum and Immigration in Europe, and has previously been an advisor to the Greek Parliament on international legal issues. Achilles has written on the sources of international law, the use of force, regime theory, sociology of international law, migration and asylum law and policy, and on foreign policy issues.

Patricia Lamo de Espinosa (Spain)

Patricia Lamo de Espinosa holds a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid as well as Master in Business Law from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. She is an Advisor in the Economic Department of the Spanish Defensor del Pueblo (Ombudsman) providing technical legal advice on tax matters. From 2006-2009 she was a lecturer at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Madrid specializing in Law and Agricultural Institutions and Public Law.

Pablo Gonzalez Saquero (Spain)

Pablo Gonzalez Saquero is a European Law Professor at Carlos III University of Madrid and a Ph.D student at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. His research focuses on U.S. Immigration Law, specifically federal immigration power and undocumented immigrants.

Maria de la Valgoma (Spain)

Maria de la Valgoma is a Professor of Civil Law at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and a Professor, Master Level in the Practice of Law at the Universidad Carlos III. Her research at the IGLP focuses on the Legal Rights of Minors. Professor de la Valgoma holds a Masters degree in Human Rights and a Ph.D. in Civil Law from the Universidad Complutense.

Eulalia Sanfrutos Cano (Spain)

Eulalia Sanfrutos Cano is a Ph.D. candidate at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In addition she is a teaching assistant at the College of Europe, European Legal Studies Department (Bruges) and a Chargé de cours, in European Business Law at ESPEME 4 (EDHEC Business School, Nice). Her research at the IGLP focuses on Courts and Constitutional Pluralism Within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

Jose Luis de la Calle Sanchez (Spain)

Jose Luis de la Calle Sanchez is a practicing attorney with the law firm Clifford Chance in Madrid. He received a law degree from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and an LL.M. from the University of London. His research at the IGLP focuses on Public and Private Enforcement in the US and EU.