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Marisa Iglesias

Dr. Marisa Iglesias is Professor of Legal Philosophy at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.  She holds a law degree from the Universitat de Barcelona (1990), and a Ph.D. in law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1997).  She has been a visiting scholar at the European Humanities University of Minsk (Belarus), Oxford University (Balliol College), the Global Law School of New York University, and the Law Faculty of Puerto Rico University.  She has worked several times as expert-evaluator for the European Commission, and has briefly practiced law as substitute judge.

Most of Dr. Iglesias's research and publications focus on legal epistemology and theories of interpretation.  Her main publication in those fields is the book Facing Judicial Discretion: Legal Knowledge and Right Answers Revisited, Kluwer (2001).  She is now researching on topics such as the concept of political justice, the relationship between law and politics, and the scope of individual responsibility in a global age.  Her more recent publications include the edition of the book Glabalisation, Democracy and Citizenship-Prospects for the European Union, Duncker & Humblot (2003), “Violencia ambiental, liberalismo y responsabilidad, SELA 2003, “El positivismo en el estado constitucional”, Trotta (2005), “Justicia global y derechos humanos: Hacia una ética de las prioridades”, AFDUAM, (2005).