Robert Lecourt: ECJ Judge and Constitutional Architect—A lecture by William Phelan (04/27/23)

Join us – either in person at Boston University’s Pardee School, or virtually via Zoom – for a lecture by William Phelan, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Trinity College Dublin. Discussants will be Vera Fritz and Mitch Lasser. The event will be moderated by Vlad Perju, Professor of Law at Boston College, and Daniela Caruso, Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Law at Boston University.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 12 to 1:15 PM
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road
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Professor Phelan’s presentation will draw connections between the ‘constitutional’ doctrines of European law first declared by the Court of Justice in 1963 and 1964, and the constitutional revisions pursued by Robert Lecourt as a leading politician in Fourth Republic France.

William Phelan publishes on the law, politics and history of the European Court of Justice. Phelan’s publications include Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice: Rethinking the Landmark Cases of the Foundational Period (Cambridge, 2019) which was included in European Journal of International Law Editor-in-Chief J.H.H. Weiler’s “10 Good Reads” for 2020 (in distinguished and varied company), and in “Legal Books of the Year 2021” [Juristische Bücher des Jahres], selected by leading German law journal, JuristenZeitung.

Vera Fritz is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Modern European Studies, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen. Her research is focussed on the history of European integration, the EU Court of Justice, the League of Nations and international law.

Mitchel Lasser is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies at Cornel Law School and co-director of the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris. He teaches and writes in the areas of comparative law, law of the European Union, comparative constitutional law, and judicial process.


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