Sandrine obtained the title of Docteur en Droit in May 2022. The PhD. thesis, carried out under the supervision of Horatia Muir Watt, is entitled “The Conflict of Laws and Non-secular Worldviews: A Proposal for Inclusion”.

Aurelien Bouayad is a Ph.D. Candidate at Sciences Po Paris Law School. Aurelien received a M.A. in Law from Sciences Po Paris (2011), a M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from EHESS (2012), and a B.A. in Philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne (2012).

Aurelien was a Visiting Fellow with the STS Program at the Harvard Kennedy School (Fall 2013), and a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at SOAS in London (Spring 2014). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro (2016-2017).

Mikaël Schinazi completed his Ph.D. in Law under the supervision of Professors Emmanuel Gaillard and Mikhaïl Xifaras.

Alexandre SenegacnikFrench and German citizen obtained his Ph.D. at Sciences Po Law School (Summa Cum Laude). After earning a dual degree in French and German Law (Maîtrise/LL.M) from the Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris 1) and the University of Cologne, he completed a Master's degree in Private International Law and International Business Law at the Sorbonne Law School (Top of Class).

Ophélie Wang has been a Ph.D. student at Sciences Po Law School since 2013, under the supervision of Professor Michel Vivant. Her research interests focus on the way copyright laws comprehend the human body.

After three years of undergraduate studies at Sciences Po (2007-2010), she obtained her master's degree in Economic Law in 2011, before majoring in Intellectual Property Law.

Ophélie Wang also worked as an intern at several law firms and legal services in Paris and in Beijing.

Liangjian WU, coming from Mainland China, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in public law in Sciences Po Paris since 2014. He is preparing a dissertation on “Power Re-allocation in China’s Budgetary Reform and the Transition of its Constitutional and Administrative Structure: A Comparative Analysis with France and the US” under supervision of Professor Jean-Bernard Auby, Michel Bouvier and Philippe Bezès.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 

The public law, the budgetary reform and the decentralization.

Publications : 
  • The ‘Constitutional Agenda’ of Modern State Building and Budgetary Institutional Reforms in China: From the Perspectives of State-Society Relation and Power-Distribution, Fudan Law Review (forthcoming in 2020).
  •  Decentralization and Budgetary Autonomy: On the Local Budgetary Autonomy under the Revenue-Sharing System and its Constitutional Implication, 18 Administrative Law Review 221 (included in Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index, CSSCI) (2016).

Kangping Du is a Doctor of Sciences Po Law School. He defended a thesis under the supervision of Professor Diego Fernandez Arroyo entitled "A Reconstruction of Fair and Equitable Treatment form the Perspective of Human Rights Protection".

Lin Ching-Lang, educated at National Taïwan University in Taïwan, specializes in administrative law.

He worked as judge in Taïwan Taichung District Court for 7 years.

Natacha Estèves is currently preparing a Ph.D. on collaborative and open models in Patents under the supervision of professors Michel Vivant and Mikhail Xifaras at Sciences Po Law School in Paris.

She completed a Master of Research in International Economic Governance jointly organised by Columbia Law School, the University of Paris 1 and Sciences Po. Her master thesis was supervised by Professor Michel Vivant (“Restoration and Retroactivity of Copyrights: Half Hearted Innovation and Creation”).

Marion Briatta, a French national, obtained a Masters degree from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies of Strasbourg and is the holder of a diploma in Legal Advice for Businesses (DJCE).

She has been an exchange student at the Queen's University (Canada) and participated in the "Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property » held by the University of Washington at the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 

Alberto is an Italian doctoral candidate at Sciences Po Law School. His thesis, "From Foreign Volunteers to Enemies of Humanity: Making ‘Foreign Fighters’ in International Law", focuses on the legal construction of the ‘foreign fighter’ in twentieth century international law.

Alberto works under the supervision of Professor Mikhaïl Xifaras and Professor Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet. He is particularly interested in the public/private distinction in warfare, the intersection of human rights and humanitarian law, and the balance between terrorism and human rights law.

Aikaterini Florou obtained her PhD in December 2017.

The topic of her dissertation, which she wrote under the supervision of Professor Diego Fernández Arroyo, is "Contractual Renegotiations and International Investment Arbitration: A Relational Contract Theory Interpretation of Investment Treaties”.

The members of the jury were Professors Chester Brown (Sydney), Diego Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po), Sophie Lemaire (Dauphine), Makane M. Mbengue (Genève), Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po), and Attila Tanzi (Bologna).

Veronica Corcodel is a Postdoctoral Fellow that joined the Chair of Excellence held by Loïc Azoulai Forms of Life and Legal Integration in Europe (FOLIE) in May 2016. She is also part of the pedagogical team of the Migration Clinic of Sciences Po Law School.

Flora Vern defended her PhD thesis at Sciences Po in October 2018, under supervision from Professor Philippe Jacques. Her dissertation is entitled: “Juristic Objects: A Study in the Law of Things”. She holds a BA in social sciences from Tallinn Technical University, in Estonia, and an MA in law from Sciences Po Law School.

Nofar Sheffi is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. Intersecting contract, critical and media theory, her work explores various technologies of government, the constitution of domains and the internal dynamics of online marketplaces.

Nofar's doctoral dissertation "Jurisdiction Rehashtagged" explores the operation of digital computers, computer networks, and online marketplace platforms, namely Airbnb.

Bamdad Shams is doctor from Sciences Po Law School, where he completed his Ph.D. in Private International Law under the supervision of Professor Horatia Muir Watt (July 2019). His thesis is entitled: “Conflict of laws and private production of fundamental rights : towards a theoretical renewal”.

Dr. Tomaso Ferrando is Assistant professor of International Economic Law at the University of Warwick Law School. He is also a Research Associate at the International University College of Turin and Associate Editor of Global Jurist.

Delphine Dogot defended her PhD thesis at Sciences Po in June 2018 under the supervision of Professor Benoît Frydman.

Her dissertation is entitled: "Métamorphoses juridiques de la guerre. Vers une régulation de la sécurité globale par la gestion du risque".

Dr. Anna Aseeva is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Higher School of Economics-Moscow. In February 2012 Anna has started her PhD at the Sciences Po Law School that she successfully defended in February 2016. She also holds a Master in European Law and Institutions from the University of Geneva; a Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; and degrees in Arts and in Law from the Russian Federation.

Choralyne Dumesnil (PhD) Sciences Po Law School, is a Lawyer at the Paris Bar.

Her fields of expertise are intellectual property law (PhD and Intership at specialised court in Paris) as well as sexual and domestic violence litigation (Training at Harvard Law School 2011-2012 and NGO experience 2013-2018)

She wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Professor Michel Vivant on: “Legal teachings from India : a journey beyond the mirror of the law. Thoughts from patenting in the Indian pharmaceutical industry” (2014).

Publications : 

2015 :

  • « Rape in France, a legal perspective », CEU, Budapest, 26 Novembre (conference in english).
  • « Practice of intellectual property rights in France », ESSCA, Paris Summer Programm, 6.07.2015 (seminar in english).
  • « La protection de l'innovation en Inde », dans L'innovation à l'épreuve de la mondialisation, Pierre Dominique Cervetti (dir), Université Aix Marseilles, extraits de la thèse.

2013 :

  • « Chiasmic edges, short stories from legal research field work », UPES Law Review vol. 1, Dehradun, India, Empirical research for the PhD. 2013
  • « Pratiques religieuses et géopolitiques, réflexions depuis Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh 2013 », Les grands dossiers de diplomatie n°16

2012 :

  • « Les médecines traditionnelles pillées par le droit des brevets ? », Revue Internationale de Droit Économique, oct. 2012

2010 :

  • « Le droit de suite : quelles perspectives pour demain ? », Revue Lamy de Droit de l’Immatériel, juillet 2010

Bogdan Ivanel holds a Master in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Oxford (2010) and a Master in Public International Law from Utrecht University (2011). He has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (2012-2013). He holds is PhD at Sciences Po since November 2016 on "Unveiling the Puppet Master. Effectively Dealing with Puppet States under International Law"

Caroline Devaux is doctor from Sciences Po Law School, where she completed a PhD on transnational commercial law under the supervision of Professor Horatia Muir Watt (November 2016).

Caroline holds a MJur from the University of Oxford and a master degree in law from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

In June 2014, she received the Hugot Price for young researchers conferred by the Collège de France. Caroline is currently academic assistant at the College of Europe (Bruges Campus). 

Kellen Trilha Schappo is a doctoral candidate at Sciences Po Law School since 2011, and since 2015 she is a fellow researcher and a contract lecturer at Bocconi University (Italy). In 2014 she got the Fellows in Rio grant provided by Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, where she spent one year. In addition to teaching Private International Law and International Business Law in these three institutions, she has been guest lecturer at the Turin School of Development, at Université Toulouse Le Mirail and at ICC Paraguay.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Private International Law
  • International Arbitration
Publications : 
  • «O principio de Autonomia frente aos desafios da contemporaineidade» (Le principe de l'autonomie face aux défis de la contemporanéité), dans: Wagner Menezes (coord), Direito Internacional em Expansão., vol. II, Belo Horizonte: Arraes, 2012, pp 37-49).
  • «Disegno di legge Cirinnà e contratti internazionali di maternità surrogata: l’amissione della step child adoption rischierebbe di generalizzare una pratica vietata in Italia? », BioLaw Journal, forthcoming.

Pascale Cornut St-Pierre is Doctor from Sciences Po Law School, Paris. She holds a B.A. (2007) and a M.A. (2009) in philosophy from the Université de Montréal, as well as an integrated degree in civil law and common law from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B., 2013).

Publications : 
  • Pascale Cornut St-Pierre, “La qualification juridique des swaps comme site d’une lutte globale pour le droit” (2016) Revue de droit de McGill (forthcoming).
  • Pascale Cornut St-Pierre, “Eligible Financial Contracts and the Many Faces of Derivatives: A Brief History of the ISDA Master Agreement” (2015) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 617-661.
  • Hélène Belleau & Pascale Cornut St-Pierre, “Conjugal Interdependence in Quebec: From Legal Rules to Social Representations About Spousal Support and Property Division on Conjugal Breakdown” (2014) 29: 1 Canadian Journal of Law and Society 43-58.
  • Hélène Belleau & Pascale Cornut St-Pierre, “Pour que droit et familles fassent bon ménage : étude sur la conscience du droit en matière conjugale” (2012) 25: 1 Nouvelles Pratiques Sociales 62-89.
  • Pascale Cornut St-Pierre, “Ambiguïté, stratégie, pouvoir: regards critiques sur la responsabilité sociale des entreprises” in Collectifs d'auteurs du prix Bernard-Mergler, Le souffle de la jeunesse, Montréal, Éditions Écosociété, 2012, 121-197.

Charles Gosme is a is doctor from Sciences Po Law School.

He holds an undergraduate degree in English Law and French Law from University College London (2008) and a postgraduate degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris (2010). The third year of his undergraduate course was spent at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.

Publications : 

Selected publications:

  • C. Gosme, "Does Karl Marx have a normative conception of justice?" (2009) 15 University College London Jurisprudence Review. 21-44.
  • Upcoming publication as a book chapter in a Springer edition: "Trapped between administrative detention, imprisonment and freedom-in-limbo".
  • Upcoming publication as an NGO report: "Report on experiences and the deterrent effect of administrative detention in France".

Selected papers:

  • Paper presented at the 2011 Harvard IGLP Workshop: "Illegally present third country nationals who cannot be removed".
  • Paper presented at the 2012 Crimmigration Workshop in Coimbra: "Trapped between administrative detention, imprisonment and freedom-in-limbo"

ZHU Mingzhe is a Chinese citizen. His dissertation is on The Natural Law Theories in the Development of Civil Law Theories from 1880-1930 in France, under the supervision of Professors Christophe Jamin, Frédéric Audren and Mikhaïl Xifaras. He is now a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

He obtained a Master degree in Legal Philosophy from the China University of Political Science and Law, under the supervision of Professor SHU Guoying.

Publications : 

Selected Publications:

  • Jun 2013: "The Laicisation of Natural Law Theories: a political history in Belle Époque", Tsinghua Review of Historical Law School ;
  • Jun 2010: "Claude Lefort's Theory of Social Imagination and Its Influence on Understanding Legal Theories", Law Review of Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Jun 2010: "Tension between Freedom and Rationality in Weberian Theory of Bureaucracy", Law Review of China University of Political Science and Law
  • Jun 2010: "On J. G. A. Pocock's Methodology to study the History of Theory", Chang-yang Law Review (Remin University of China)
  • Dec 2009: "Constitutional Problem in Who We Are", World Affair
  • Jun 2008: "Religions, Patriotism and Constitution", Law Review of China University of Political Science and Law
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