András Jakab, Principal Investigator
András Jakab is the Director of the Institute for Legal Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest where he also holds a tenured research chair, and he is a Schumpeter Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg where he is currently leading the CONREASON project. He holds a Ph.D. in Political and Legal Sciences from the University of Miskolc, Hungary (2007) and an LL.M in German Law from the University of Heidelberg (2005). He studied law in Salzburg and in Budapest (Pázmány), economics at the University of Western Hungary and Philosophy at the ELTE University of Budapest. Formerly he worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Constitutional Law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest (2010-2011); as a García-Pelayo Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC) in Madrid, Spain (2008-2010); as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool (2006-2008, subjects taught: English Legal Method, Jurisprudence); as a Lecturer in Law at the Nottingham Trent University (2004-2006, subjects taught: English Legal Method, European Union Law, and Public Law); as a Junior Research Fellow (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (2003-2004, Reference Topics: Comparative State Theory [vergleichende Staatslehre], South-Eastern Europe, Hungary, and Austria); as a Research and Teaching Assistant (egyetemi tanársegéd) for Administrative Law at the Calvinist University Károli Gáspár in Budapest, Hungary (2001-2003). He has published several books in Hungarian on legal theory (esp. theory of norms) and constitutional law. He is a member of the following learned societies: Societas Iuris Publici Europaei (SIPE) (European Association of Public Lawyers); European Society of International Law (ESIL); International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL, Individual Member); Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA; Member of the Public Body - köztestületi tag); The Society of Legal Scholars (U.K.).
Dr. Arthur Dyevre, Co-Investigator
Arthur Dyevre is a Senior Researcher for the Schumpeter Project "Constitutional Reasoning" based at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He has studied at various universities in Germany, France, the UK and United States and received his Ph.D from University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonnne with a dissertation on judicial activism in France, Germany and the United States. He has held a Garcia Pelayo Fellowship at the Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales in Madrid and a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has taught courses in comparative constitutional law, European integration, EU law, government, and jurisprudence and legal theory. Straddling the boundaries of law and the social sciences, his publications cover a wide range of topics, including the EU constitutionalisation process, EU competition law, the role of national parliaments in the EU, statutory interpretation, legal theory and evolutionary psychology. The core of his research agenda, however, is the study of judicial institutions and judicial decision-making, both in the EU and accross legal systems of the world.
Dr. Giulio Itzcovich, External Consultant
Researcher in Philosophy of Law, University of Brescia (2007–present). Education: Bar Exam (2005); PhD in Philosophy of Law, University of Pisa (2004); Degree in Law, University of Genova (1999). Teaching: Jurisprudence (Part C) (LLB), Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (2013); Philosophy of International Law, Master “Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy”, University of Genova (2012-present); Member of the Doctoral Committee in History of European Legal Culture, University of Genova (2008-2012); Communication and Argumentation Techniques (module leader), Specialization School for Legal Professions, University of Brescia (2008-present); Theories of Justice (module leader), University of Brescia (2009, 2011); Legal Informatics (module leader), University of Brescia (2010); Philosophy of Law (module leader), University of Brescia (2009). Visiting researcher at the King’s College London, Centre of European Law (Apr-Jul 2011), l’Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Mar 2007), Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt (Nov 2002-Mar 2003). Selected recent publications: One, None and One Hundred Thousand Margins of Appreciations. Notes on the Lautsi Case, in “Human Rights Law Review”, 2013; Legal Order, Legal Pluralism, Fundamental Principles. Europe and Its Law in Three Concepts, in “European Law Journal”, 18/3, 2012, pp. 358–384; Più vicino ai cittadini? Processi costituzionali europei, politica della comunicazione e pubblicità, in “Filosofia politica”, 24/3, 2010, pp. 467-488; The Interpretation of Community Law by the European Court of Justice, in “German Law Journal”, 10/5, 2009.