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Victor Ferreres Comella


JSD Yale
LLM Yale
JD University of Barcelona

Victor Ferreres Comella, Professor of Constitutional Law, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) obtained his JSD at Yale Law School, with a thesis on Judicial Review and Democracy (1996). His work has focused on courts, fundamental rights, and European supranational structures. His most recent book is Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values. A European Perspective (Yale University Press, 2009). He has also written two books in Spanish: Justicia constitucional y democracia (Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 1997), which won the "Francisco Tomás y Valiente" Prize, and El principio de taxatividad en material penal y el valor normativo de la jurisprudencia (Civitas, 2002). As a visiting professor, he has taught at New York University School of Law (2001, 2003, and 2007), and at the University of Texas School of Law (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012). For ten years (2001-2011) he also taught at the Spanish Judicial School, where judges in Spain are trained. He is on the editorial board of I.CON, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and is a member of the organizing committee of SELA.