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Forms of Life and Legal Integration in Europe
Forms of Life and Legal Integration in Europe (FOLIE) is a research project which started in 2016 and aims at providing a richer understanding and a deeper critique of the European Union project, by exploring the relationship between forms of life and EU law.
FOLIE’s objective is to tackle the role of European Union law in social relations and practices pertaining to migration, families, markets, territory, nations and other such formations of social life in Europe. To this end, FOLIE uses the conceptual metaphor “forms of life” to capture the way in which EU law features amongst a diversity of social practices that delineate and give form to lives in Europe.
Loïc Azoulai is a Professor of European Law at Sciences Po Law School. He holds the Excellence Chair of Sorbonne Paris Cité on Forms of Life and Legal Integration in Europe (FOLIE). He is the principal investigator of the FOLIE Research Group. Before joining Sciences Po in September 2010, he held the chair of European Law at the European University Institute. He served as co-director of the Academy of European Law and of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation, both hosted at the European University Institute from 2010 to 2015.
Lola Avril is a PhD student in political science at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research, supervised by Antoine Vauchez, focuses on the construction of lawyers in European competition law as European entrepreneurs, intermediation professionals, and actors of the European field of power. She teaches a class on Comparative Political Societies to fourth-year students at the Sorbonne and was in charge of tutorials on European Institutions at Sciences Po Paris.
Veronica Corcodel is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sciences Po Paris. She is coordinating the FOLIE project and is also part of the pedagogical team of the Migration Clinic of Sciences Po Law School. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po Law School (2015). She is the author of the forthcoming book Modern Law and Otherness: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Comparative Legal Thought (Edward Elgar, 2018). Her current research focuses on the ways in which European law shapes and is shaped by the lives of “third-country” migrants.
Edouard Dubout is a Professor of European Law and a Director of the Master of International and European Law at the University Paris-Est. He is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris. He teaches Internal Market Law, State Aids Law and European Fundamental Rights. His current research focuses on Legal Pluralism in the European Union, especially through the lenses of the political autonomy of member states and the allocation of competences.
Hanna Eklund holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2016). She took her law degree at the University of Uppsala in Sweden (2011) and has previously been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York (2014). She has taught European Social Law at the University of Florence and European Constitutional Law at the University of Lund. Her research interests lie mainly in EU law, constitutional law, transnational law, and the relationship between law and social change.
Toni Marzal is currently a lecturer at the Sorbonne Law School, where he directs the dual degree in Spanish and French law. Before joining Sorbonne, he was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools. He completed his doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris. His academic work focuses on the principle of proportionality and legal reasoning, EU law and conflict of laws, and on the existence of legal cultures specific to supranational or transnational settings.
Dominique Ritleng is a Professor of European Law at the University of Strasbourg and a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University. He was a Legal Clerk at the European Court of Justice, serving in the cabinets of Advocate General Poiares Maduro and Judge Safjan. Prior to his position as a Legal Clerk, he was also a Professor at the University of Nancy II (2000-2004). Dominique has an important record of publications in the area of European Union law and is especially interested in issues of legitimacy and democracy.
Imola Streho is an Associate Professor at Sciences Po Law School and an Associate Researcher at Sciences Po’s Center of European Studies where she is the Program Director of the Master in European Affairs. Her work focuses on trade in services in the EU. She is part of the ASEAN Integration Through Law research project at the Center for International Law of the National University of Singapore. Within the FOLIE project, she conducts research on the ways in which EU law fashions the lives of students.