After graduating in 1997 with his BBA and MBA degrees, Ignacio completed a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at UNED in 2002 as well as a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Social Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona. He then received a pre-doctoral research fellowship from the International Catalan Institute for Peace to complete the Ph.D. program in Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology. After living for three years in indigenous communities of Southern Mexico, he finished his Ph.D. in 2015 with the multi-awarded dissertation ‘Chained Communities: An Analysis of the Political Culture of Caciquismo in a District of Oaxaca, Mexico.’ Ignacio’s main research and teaching interests include Historical & Political Anthropology, Anthropology of Law, Legal Pluralism, Indigenous Normative Systems, Caciquismo, Patronage & Clientelism, Power Relations, and Political Philosophy. Ignacio is the happy author of three books, a foreword to Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ and several academic journal articles.
Professor of Philosophy of Law (University of Vigo, Spain). PhD in Law (University of León, Spain, 1999). Honorary Visiting Research Fellow (University of Oxford, 2015-2017). Research visiting at the University of Genoa (1999), UNMdP (2003), University of Oxford (2013-4). He directs the research project "Cognitive biases and judicial discretion" funded by MINECO (2020-2022). He is the author of the following books: Introducción a la lógica jurídica [Introduction to legal logic] (2001), Objetividad y verdad en el derecho [Objectiviy and Truth in the Law] (2002), Filosofía del derecho [Philosophy of Law](2002), Integridad, Derecho y Justicia [Integrity, Law and Justice] (Siglo del Hombre, 2003), Argumentación Judicial [Judicial Reasoning] (2003), El imperio de la interpretación [Interpretation's Empire] (Dykinson, 2003), Argumentaciones orales en debates judiciales [Oral argumentation in courts debates] (2006), Dworkin (2010), Filosofía del Derecho y decisión judicial [Philosopy of Law and Court Ruling] (2011), La violación en el cine [Rape in Cinema](Tirant lo Blanch, 2011), Argumentación en procesos judiciales [Argumentation in legal procedures] (2011), Introducción a Teoría do Dereito [Introduction to Legal Theory] (2011), Argumentación en debates [Arguing in Debates] (2012). He has published articles in several specialized journals: Doxa (Spain), Analisi e Diritto (Italy), Anuario de Filosofía del Derecho (Spain) and Cuadernos de Etica (Argentina).
Professor of constitutional law of the University of Barcelona. JD by the University of Barcelona and DEA (Études Politiques) at Science-Po, Paris. Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence) and former dean of the University of Girona Law School. Former member of the Spanish Council of Universities, and adviser of the Catalan government during the drafting of the 2006 Catalonia’s Statute of Autonomy. He has taught at the Universities of Lyon and Corsica. His main field of interest is federalism and intergovernmental relations. Among other publications, he has authored “La calidad formal de la cooperación vertical” (2013) “The Federal Option and Constitutional Management of Diversity in Spain” (2013), “Le Sénat en Espagne et la crise du modèle constitutionnel” (2013).
Albert Ruda-Gonzalez is Associate Professor in Private Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Girona. He has published around 100 papers on tort law, contract law and property law, among other topics.
He is a member of the Institute of European and Comparative Private Law of the University of Girona (of which he has been a secretary from 2010 to 2013), member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL, Vienna), research fellow at the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL), member of the Institute for Brazilian Liability Law (IBERC) and the Institute of Iberoamerican Law (IDIBE), former Van Calker scholar of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and former scholar of the Japan Foundation. He is a member of the European Law Institute, on which Council he served (2013-2019). He is also a founding member and Chair of the ELI Spanish Hub and the Chair of the ELI Special Interest Group (SIG) on Global Private Law.
Edgar Aguilera received his PhD in legal philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and holds a Master degree in evidentiary legal reasoning from the University of Girona and the University of Geneva. He is a full-time professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Girona. His main research areas are legal philosophy, legal epistemology, legal evidence and proof, and comparative criminal procedure. He is one of the academic coordinators of the specialized course on “The foundations of evidentiary legal reasoning” at the University of Girona, and a member of the Redaction Committee of Quaestio Facti, International Journal on Evidential Legal Reasoning.
Dr. Jordi Ribot is a civil law professor and currently heads the Institute of European Private and Comparative Law at the University of Girona. His research has focused on the areas of personal and family law and tort law. In the field of family law, he took part in the drafting the second book of the Civil Code of Catalonia, on person and family law, as a member of various working groups of the Observatory of Private Law of Catalonia (2003-2010). He currently belongs to the person and family section of the Codification Commission of Catalonia, a body attached to the Department of Justice of the Catalan Government, which is responsible for adapting the Catalan Civil Code to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the persons with disability. He is also part of the Academic Network Family Law in Europe (FL-EUR). As to civil liability, he contributed to several projects of the European Centre on Tort and Insurance Law and the Institute of European Tort Law. Among others, his main contributions are to the Digest project on Essential Cases on Natural Causation (2007), Essential Cases on Damage (2011) and Essential Cases on Misconduct (2018). His research interests are topics that reflect the interaction between private law remedies, such as maintenance or tortious claims, and other legal instruments serving the same purposes, such as social assistance benefits or no-fault compensation systems.
Marco Segatti is currently Profesor Visitant at the University of Girona, where he teaches courses on Legal theory, Political philosophy and Dispute resolution. He is a graduate of the University of Pavia, the University of Bologna (Phd), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the University of Chicago Law School (JSD). He is currently working on a monograph on the demands of political equality in access to justice.
Luisa Brunori was born in Florence, Italy, and received her PhD in Law from the University of Florence.
In 2010 she moved to France where she first became a lecturer in Legal History in the Paris Sud University; in 2014 she was the first classified in the national Cnrs selection process and became a permanent member of the Centre d'Histoire Judiciaire of Lille University. In the same year, she was awarded the "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches doctorales", the highest diploma awarded by the French state. His research focuses on the history of commercial law and the history of private law during the Ancien Régime. Her book on the history of commercial companies in the period of the second Scholasticism earned her the medal of the Cnrs in 2016. Since 2020 she has been directing the international research programme "PHEDRA – For an European History of Commercial Law”. Luisa Brunori is a member of the National Committee of the Cnrs and is vice-dean in charge of research at the Université de Lille.
He is an associate professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Most of his works are based on archival research. He deals with a wide range of topics: Jurists; legal sources; legal culture; rule of law; judicial records; representative institutions; parliaments; local governments; accountability; minorities; discriminations; women; guilds; conflicts of jurisdictions. His recent works focus on a singular court called "Tribunal de Contrafaccions" which existed in Catalonia in the early 18th century, the punishment that adulterous women received in Barcelona at the "Casa de les Egipcíaques" (15th-18th centuries), parliamentary mechanisms and institutional accountability.
Dr. Pau Bossacoma Busquets is Lecturer in Public Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and legal advisor of the Catalan Government. Bossacoma is a member of the UPF Political Theory Research Group, the Evolution of Institutions Observatory and the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. He holds a degree in law and another in political and administration sciences. After a master’s degree in law, he obtained a PhD with a thesis on self-determination and secession. Author of several academic books, chapters and papers on constitutionalism, democracy, citizenship, nationalism, self-determination, sovereignty and territorial autonomy.
José María Pérez Collados