President Koen Lenaerts
Born 1954; lic. iuris, Ph.D. in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); Master of Laws, Master in Public Administration (Harvard University); Lecturer (1979-83), subsequently Professor of European Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (since 1983); Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice (1984-85); Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (1984-89); member of the Brussels Bar (1986-89); Visiting Professor at the Harvard Law School (1989); Judge at the Court of First Instance of the European Communities from 25 September 1989 to 6 October 2003; Judge at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2003; Vice-President of the Court of Justice from 9 October 2012 to 8 October 2015; President of the Court of Justice since 8 October 2015.
Professor András Varga Zs.
- professor, head of chair, dean
- Justice of the Constitutional Court
- former Deputy Prosecutor General of Hungary (Marosvásárhely, 20th of June, 1968)
- dr. iur. (law, 1995, Eötvös Loránd University of Science, Budapest - ELTE)
- PhD (legal and political sciences, 2003, ELTE)
- Dr. habil. (legal and political sciences, 2010., Pázmány Péter Catholic University - PPKE)
Professor Dr. Armin von Bogdandy
- Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
- Professor for Public Law, European Law and International Economic Law as well as Legal Philosophy at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main
- Judge at the OECD Nuclear Energy Tribunal, Paris (2001-2014), President of the Tribunal (2006-2014)
- Member of the German Science Council appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany (2005-2008)
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (2008-2013)
- Awardee of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2014)
- Senior Emile Noel Fellow of the Global Law School of the New York University (2010-2015)
- 2015 Mazo of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights “en reconocimiento por extraordinario aporte en la difusión y fortalecimiento de los derechos humanos”
- 2015 Héctor Fix Zamudio Prize of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Visiting professor of several universities, including: Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien; Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki; Global Law Professor, New York University School of Law; Università degli Studi di Roma Tre; Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, Madrid; Xiamen Academy of International Law, China; Tel Aviv University; Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lissabon; University of Pennsylvania Law School ; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; European University Institute (General Course); Venice Academy of Human Rights.
Professor Francisco Fonseca Morillo
Graduated in Law (MA) at the University of Valladolid in 1977, and Sociology and Political Science (MA) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (section of international studies) in 1979. Obtained his PHD degree at the University of Valladolid in 1984. After graduation serves in different positions at the University of Valladolid, since 1986 he is a professor of public international law and international relations. Between 1988 and 2005 he has been a Collaborateur Scientifique at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes de l´Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University San Pablo-CEU between 2010 and 2014. Joined the staff of the European Commission in 1986 and served in several positions, such as the Director for Civil Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship between 2004 and 2008, Director of Judicial Cooperation and acting Director of Fundamental Rights and Citizenship in 2008/9, Director of Criminal Justice, later Acting Director General, DG Justice and Consumers in 2015, while today he is Deputy Director General, DG Justice and Consumers. He is a Founding Member of the Spanish Association for the Study of European Law, official branch of FIDE (1982), member of the Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations since 1979 and the Madrid Bar Association since 2010. Author of several articles and books on European law and public international law
Professor Inge Govaere
- Professor of European Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Legal Studies at the Ghent University
- Director of the European Legal Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges
- Director of Studies of the European Law and Economic Analysis at the College of Europe, Bruges
- Law studies at Ghent University (1987). Ph.D at the European University Institute (E.U.I.) in Florence (Italy, 1994).
- Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Cornell University, N.Y. (USA, 1998).
- Visiting Professor, guest-lectures and conferences in the EU and abroad, a.o. European University Institute (E.U.I., Firenze), Cambridge University (UK), Yale University (USA), Columbia University (N.Y., USA), Pittsburgh University (USA), Bond University (Queensland, Australia), Sao Paolo (Bresil), Lima (Perou), La Paz (Bolivia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary), Warsaw (Poland), Tunis (Tunesia), Ankara (Turkey).
Professor José Luís da Cruz Vilaça
Born 1944; degree in law and master's degree in political economy at the University of Coimbra; Doctor in International Economics (University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne); compulsory military service performed in the Ministry for the Navy (Justice Department, 1969 – 72); visiting Professor at the Catholic University and the New University of Lisbon; formerly Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra and Professor at Lusíada University, Lisbon (Director of the Institute for European Studies); Member of the Portuguese Government (1980-83): State Secretary for Home Affairs, State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office and State Secretary for European Affairs, in charge of the negotiations for accession to the EC’s; Deputy in the Portuguese Parliament, Vice-President of the Christian-Democrat Group; Advocate General at the Court of Justice (1986-88); President of the Court of first Instance of the European Communities (1989-95); lawyer at the Lisbon bar, specialist in European and competition law, partner with PLMJ (1996-2012); member of the Working Party on the Future of the European Communities' Court System – "Due Group" (2000); Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the European Commission (2003-07); President of the Portuguese Association of European Law (since 1999); Judge at the Court of Justice since 8 October 2012.
Professor László Trócsányi
Dr. László Trócsányi has been nominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to be Hungary’s Minister of Justice. After hearings by the Parliamentary Committees on Legal Affairs and European Affairs, he was appointed Minister by President János Áder. Minister Trócsányi took his oath before the National Assembly on 6 June 2014.
He is a lawyer by profession, graduated at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University.
Dr. Trócsányi began his career as a legal librarian in the Hungarian Parliamentary Library in 1980. A year later he became a researcher at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and worked there until 1988.
In 1985 he became a member of the Budapest Chamber of Lawyers. Due to his various commitments in the public life he has not practised between 2000 and 2004, and since 2007.
As a continuation of his scientific career, he was assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged between 1989 and 1991, later a reader (1991-1994) and then senior lecturer (1994-2000). Since 2000, he is professor and head of department at Szeged University. Professor Trócsányi has also served as Director of the European Studies Centre of Szeged University since 2004.
Professor Trócsányi has always been a supporter of Francophonie in Hungary: since 2005 he has been chief coordinator of French-language courses in European Law at MA level and of International Relations at BA and MA level.
He was a guest lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 and also the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve from 2006-2009.
Dr. Trócsányi served as Hungarian Ambassador to both Belgium and Luxembourg between 2000 and 2004 and as Hungary’s Ambassador to France between 2010 and 2014.
The Hungarian Parliament him a Member of the Constitutional Court in 2007. László Trócsányi later resigned his membership of the Constitutional Court in view of his diplomatic duties.
Professor Trócsányi was a Substitute Member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe between 2005 and 2013.
He is a holder of academic qualifications of Candidatus Scientiarum and Habilitation since 1990 and 2000, respectively.
László Trócsányi received the Palmas Académiques award from the France government in 1996 and the Grand Officer Class of the Order of Leopold II from Belgium in 2002. He also received the Pro Universitate Award from the University of Szeged in 2005 and the Károly Eötvös Award from the Budapest Chamber of Lawyers in 2005.
Professor Marc Maresceau
- Full-time Professor of EU Law and Institutions at Ghent University where he holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair
- Lecturer at University of Brussels (VUB) and College of Europe, Natolin
- Director of the European Institute and coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Studied at the Faculty of Laws of Ghent University, The Johns Hopkins University (Bologna), the Institut de hautes études internationales (Geneva); he was Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
- Visiting Chair at several universities, including King's College (University of London); Università di Bologna; University of Georgia, Athens; China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV; Università di Pisa (Scuola Sant' Anna); Université de Rennes I; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Libera Università Mediterranea, Bari; Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); Université de Nice
- He has led important research projects on external relations of the EU often concentrating on EU bilateral relations and was consultant/academic expert for various projects of the European Commission in non-EU countries (including projects in South East Asia, Cyprus, Russia, Gulf States) and for Phare projects
- Founder and General Editor of the academic series Studies in EU External Relations (Publisher Brill-Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, since 2008)
- President of ECSA-World (ESCA = European Community Studies Association) and ECSA-Europe (1999-2002) and Chairman Scientific Committee "Legal Sciences" of the FWO-Fund for Scientific Research (2000-2006)
Professor Marise Cremona
Marise Cremona has been a Professor in the Law Department of the European University Institute since 2006. She is a co-Director of the Academy of European Law and general editor (with Profs Nehal Bhuta and Claire Kilpatrick) of The Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law, Oxford University Press. Between November 2009 and June 2012 she was Head of the Department of Law at the EUI and between June 2012 and August 2013 she was President ad interim of the EUI. Before joining the EUI she held the Chair of European Commercial Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. She a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for European Research, University of Göteborg; member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Göttingen; member of the Advisory Board of the European Foreign Affairs Review; member of the Editorial Board of the European Law Review; member of the Editorial Board, Studies in EU External Relations, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.