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Luís Miguel Poiares Maduro

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Miguel Poiares Maduro is a Professor of Law at the European University Institute. From April 2013 to October 2015 he was Portugal’s Minister for State and Regional Development and Minister Adjunct to the Prime Minister. From October 2009 to April 2013 he has held the Joint Chair in European Law with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Law at the EUI. In this capacity he was the founding director of the Global Governance Programme (GGP). From 2003 to 2009 Maduro was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice.

In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Gulkbenkian Science Prize  for his outstanding work in the field of law. He has also been honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Order of Sant’Iago da Espada for literary, scientific and artistic merit (2006).

He has taught and teaches regularly at many institutions, including the College of Europe, Yale Law School, Universidade Católica de Lisboa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, London School of Economics, Chicago Law School, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (Madrid) and Instituto Ortega y Gasset (Madrid).

He was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Law School. He is a Doctor of Laws by the EUI and was the first winner of the “Rowe and Maw Prize”, and winner of the “Prize Obiettivo Europa” for the best Ph.D thesis at the EUI. 

He is the author of “We the Court -The European Court of Justice and the European Economic Constitution” (Oxford Hart Publishing, 1998). Recent publications include “The past and Future of EU Law” (co-edited with Loic Azoulai, Oxford Hart Publishing, 2009) and “A Constituição Plural – Constitucionalismo e União Europeia” (Principia, Lisbon, 2006).