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Antonios Kouroutakis


Antonios Kouroutakis


Professor IE Law School


Global, Comparative and European Law

Law, Politics and Economics

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Dr. Antonios Kouroutakis is Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, Spain and he has taught a variety of law courses and conducted research at the City University of Hong Kong, the Free University of Berlin, FVG Sao Paolo, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kouroutakis received a DPhil in Law from University of Oxford and an LLM from UCLA School of Law. Dr. Kouroutakis’ research interests lie mainly in the field of constitutional engineering, public law and regulation.

In particular, Dr. Kouroutakis is interested in the concept of separation of powers, rule of law, emergency legislation, and the regulation of new technologies; he has published widely on these topics in international and peer reviewed journals, and his work has been cited in numerous reports while his research on the constitutional value of sunset clauses was cited by the British Parliament.


Academic Background: 

  • PhD in Public Law (DPhil), University of Oxford (UK)
  • Master in Law (LLM), UCLA (USA)
  • Degree in Law, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)


Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor in Law, IE Law School, Madrid (Spain) 2017 – present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (Greece) January 2016-December 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University of Berlin, (Germany) June 2015-November 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong, (China) August 2014-May 2015



  • The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses
    A. Kouroutakis, Routledge, 2017
  • Islamic Terrorism: The Legal Impact on the Freedom of Religion in the United States and Europe
    A. Kouroutakis, Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 34, 2016
  • Snoozing Democracy: The De-juridification of Emergencies
    A. Kouroutakis and S. Ranchordas Minnesota Journal of International Law Vol 25, 2016
  • The Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia: Process, Architecture and Perspectives
    A. Kouroutakis, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol 4, 2014
  • Judges and policy making authority in the United States and the European Union
    A. Kouroutakis Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law Vol 8, 2014



  • The Hong Kong Model of Subnational Constitutionalism: an Alternative Paradigm
    A, Kouroutakis and G. Zhu Hong Kong Law Journal Vol 47, 2017