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Professor Antonios Kouroutakis was elected as Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law

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Professor Antonios Kouroutakis was elected as Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, one of the most prestigious distinctions for scholars specializing in Comparative private and/or public law.

The members of the International Academy of Comparative Law elected Professor Antonios Kouroutakis as Associate Member of the Academy. Becoming an associate member of theInternational Academy of Comparative Law is one of the most prestigious distinctions for scholars specializing in Comparative private and/or public law. The election of Professor Kouroutakis demonstrates the visibility of IE Law School as an important academic research institution in Comparative Law.

The International Academy of Comparative Law which was founded at The Hague on 13 September 1924 brings together jurists from all countries of the world and primarily aims at the comparative study of legal systems. The Academy considers the stimulation of research in comparative law throughout the world to be its main role. In his famous article in the Mélanges Lambert, the great British comparatist Gutteridge emphasized three characteristics which he found to be central in comparative law: the importance of the discipline as a factor in relations among peoples; its utility for law reform, and its role in legal education.

The Academy organizes the International Congress of Comparative Law and the members touch a plethora of topics on all major legal disciplines, approached form all possible perspectives.

The election of Professor Kouroutakis demonstrates the visibility of IE Law School as an important academic research institution in Comparative Law.

 

antonios-kAbout Professor Antonios Kouroutakis

Dr. Antonios Kouroutakis is Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, Spain and he teaches Constitutional Law and the Regulation of New Technologies and Statrups. Dr Kouroutakis 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.

Dr 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. His widely reviewed book on the ‘Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses’ (Routledge 2016) has been quoted at the House of Commons (UK) during the debates about the inclusion of a sunset clause in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill.

Dr. Kouroutakis work has appeared at Public Law Review, Statute Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, Journal of High Technology Law and the Cambridge International Law Journal. Recent publications include ‘Anti Democratic Political Parties; Models of Reaction and the Strategic Democracy’ (2018), ‘The Role of the Judiciary and the Supreme Court in the Constitution Making Process’ (2019) and ‘Doctrinal Challenges for the Legality of Smart Contracts: Lex Cryptographia or a new, ‘smart’ way to contract?’ (2019).

Furthermore, Dr. Kouroutakis’s comment and quotes has appeared at the international press at The Washington Post and ISTOE.