Léo Pascault is a Ph.D. candidate at the Sciences Po Law School, working under the supervision of Professor Séverine Dusollier.His research investigates the regulation of derivative creativity by copyright law, both in France and in the United States, from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 

Comparative intellectual property law and legal theory

A French-American national, is a doctoral candidate at Sciences Po Law School since September 2017. He is writing a doctoral dissertation entitled “The Foreigner Constructed By Constitutional Judges: A Comparative Analysis of Discourses”, under the supervision of professors Guillaume Tusseau and Serge Slama.

Publications : 
  • Karine PARROT et Louis IMBERT, « La ‘crise migratoire’ fantasmée ou l’échec programmé de la forteresse Europe », Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po, n° 12, décembre 2016, pp. 49-62
  • Brigitte ESPUCHE et Louis IMBERT, « De la crisis de los refugiados/as, a la crisis de Europa », Documentación Social, n° 180, 2016, pp. 23-48


Eirini TSOUMANI est doctorante à l’École de droit de Sciences Po Paris.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 

• Droit constitutionnel

• Théorie de l’interprétation

• Critical Legal Studies


Nefeli is currently working on Theories and Legal Frameworks of Evidence in Comparative Constitutional Law and Proceedings under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Tusseau.

She completed, with honours, her undergraduate studies in Law, in the University of Panthéon-Assas of Paris. She continued her graduate studies at the Law School of the University of Oxford and pursued a Master Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe, in Bruges.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Comparative Constitutional Law;
  • Administrative Law;
  • Public Sector Reform;
  • European Union Law;
  • European Policies and Politics;
  • Competition Law;
  • Economic Regulation.


  • Seminars of Comparative Constitutional Law, Reims Campus, Sciences Po
  • Teaching Assistant for Comparative Competition Law, Reims Campus, Sciences Po
  • Tutorials of Introduction to Politics, Trintity College Dublin
Publications : 
  • « Reforming Competition and Economic policies: the Role of the European Commission», Friday Seminar Paper, 20th March 2015, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
  • « Abstention and Stockholm Syndrome Paradoxically Combined», in: First thoughts on the 20 September 2015, election in Greece edited by Roman Gerodimos, 30th September 2015, GPSP Pamphlet n.5
  • « Defending Democracy ‘beyond the state’: Towards a Europeanization of National Militant Restrictions dealing with Extremism? », Paper, GPSG Annual Report, 20th June 2014, London


College of Europe Master Thesis: The significance of the euro crisis in the cleavage of right wing political parties. A comparative approach between France and Greece.


  • 2014, Trinity College Dublin Award based on academic merit
  • 2012, European Excellence Award: Prize awarded by the Lisbon Council and Accenture for the recommendations report drafted as part of the Government of the Future project, EU Summit Brussels for Government Transformation

Ishupal Singh Kang, originally from India, is a doctoral candidate at Sciences Po Law School. The title of his research project is: “Distributive Equity Perspective of Intellectual Property Globalization: The Case of Copyright Protection and Access to Education in the Global South”. He works under the supervision of Prof. Severine Dusollier.

Sandrine Brachotte is a doctoral student at Sciences Po Law School, where she studies private international law as an analytical legal framework for globalisation, under the supervision of Prof. Horatia Muir Watt.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Private International Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Law and Religion
Publications : 
  • Author : Des rationalités entremêlées : le droit international privé pour juger les cas « insolubles » ?/ Intermingled Rationalities: Using Private International Law to Deal with ‘Unsolvable’ Cases?. In MUIR WATT, Horatia & ARROYO, Diego. Adjudication Without Frontiers: the Global Turn in Private International Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • Organiser of Conference : Sciences Po Law School 6th’s Graduate Conference ‘Conflicts in Law: Rethinking the Legal Order’ (2017); Pilagg seminars (2018-2019).
  • Speaker at Conference : ‘Coherence in EU Internet Law’ Copenhagen Business School (CBS), (2014); London School of Economics’ International Graduate Legal Research Conference ‘Law and Crisis’ (2017); 11th Annual Toronto Group Conference ‘Boundaries, Conflicts and Alliances: Interactions between International, Transnational and Comparative Law’ (2018); McGill University Graduate Law Conference ‘Hard Cases: The Limits of Law’ (2018); uOttawa GLSEDD ‘Law: From Crisis to Opportunity’ (2018); Harvard IGLP Conference ‘Law in Global Political Economy: Heterodoxy Now” (2018); LSA Annual Meeting ‘Law at the Crossroads’ (Toronto, 2018).
  • Panel Moderator : Harvard IGLP Conference ‘Law in Global Political Economy: Heterodoxy Now” (2018).
  • Co-Author : S. Brachotte and A. Nuyts, ‘Jurisdiction over cyber torts under the Brussels l Regulation’ in Andrej Savin and Jan Trzaskowski (eds) Research Handbook on EU Internet Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 231-253 (2014).
  • Editor - Contributor : P. Morrow, F. Gregor and J. Veldman. A Short Guide to Corporate Governance, Brussels: Frank Bold (2017); J. Tirado International Arbitration, London: Global Legal Group, pp. 33-46 (Belgium) and pp. 68-80 (D.R. Congo) (2015); C. Van Dam and F. Gregor. Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights vis-à-vis Legal Duty of Care. Three Scenarios, Donostia-San Sebastián: Globernance Institute for Democratic Governance (http://humanrightsinbusiness.eu/) (2016).


  • European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation Thesis, 2012: Corporate Accountability for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Abuses Committed Abroad: Foreign Victims’ Access to Remedy in Home States. An Assessment of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands regarding the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Supervised by Prof. Fons Coomans (Maastricht University).
  • ULB Master in Public Law Thesis, 2011: Les aménagements raisonnables en matière religieuse au Québec: analyse tournée vers les conséquences du fédéralisme canadien (Religious Reasonable Accommodation in Quebec: An Analysis Focused on the Consequences of the Canadian Federalism). Supervised by Prof. Isabelle Rorive.


2012: Ganshof Van der Meersch Prize, awarded to the best student of Bachelor and Master’s studies in public law who graduated in 2011 from the Master in law of the Faculty of Law of ULB.

Filipe Antunes Madeira Da Silva  is a doctoral researcher in Sciences Po Law School. He works on natural resources exploitation and international law from a critical and historical perspective. His doctoral thesis proposes an international legal history of capitalist expansion during the Amazon rubber boom, studying the legal practices and discourses of actors interested in the creation of a capitalist market in the Putumayo rubber district and its integration within world circuits.

Publications : 

“Whose Oil Is It, Anyway? Petrobras, Mestizo Trajectories and the Politics of International Adjudication” in: MUIR WATT, Horatia, FERNANDEZ ARROYO Diego, BIZIKOVA Lucia and BRANDAO DE OLIVEIRA Agatha (ed.), Adjudication Without Frontiers: The Global Turn in Private International Law. (Forthcoming in December 2019 in English by Elgar and French by Editions Pédone).

“A Baroque Account of Law by Rubens: A Legal Reading of ‘The Council of the Gods’ of the Marie de’ Medici Cycle.” The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin 21 (Spring-Summer 2015) Issue 1.


Anaïs Guerry is a PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Law School in Paris. Her research is supported by the French Agency for Energy Management (ADEME), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and by Energycities, a European association of local authorities supporting a locally-led energy transition.

Publications : 
  • GUERRY, Anaïs. "A reflection on some legal aspects of decision control in the energy transition process: a comparison of France and Germany", in JARIA I MANZANO, Jordi, CHALIFOUR, Nathalie, KOTZE, Louis J., Energy, governance and sustainability, Cheltenham, Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
  • GUERRY, Anaïs, "L'impact de Fukushima dans le paysage politique français", Zeitschrift für ein neues Energierecht, juin 2012
  • Gouvernance locale de l'énergie : clarification des enjeux et illustration par la planification territoriale, Working Papers, n°08, 2014, Mathieu Saujot, Andreas Rüdinger, Anaïs Guerry

Oral intervention

Colloque annuel de l'Académie du droit de l'environnement de l'IUCN à Tarragona en Espagne - A reflection on some legal aspects of decision control in the energy transition process : a comparison of France and Germany, le 30 juin 2014



  • L1 - Institutions politiques comparées (conférence de méthode du cours de Guillaume Tusseau)
  • Tutorat du projet RISE sur l'économie circulaire


  • L1 – Institutions politiques comparées (conférence de méthode du cours de Guillaume Tusseau)
  • M2 – Responsabilité et Innovation Sociale de l'Entreprise avec Pierre-Louis Périn, avocat et professeur associé à l'Ecole de Droit – Clinique de l'Ecole de droit (semestre d'automne)
  • Tutorat du projet RISE en partenariat avec Energie Partagée Investissement


  • L1 – Constitution d'un espace public européen (conférence de méthode du cours de Jean-Denis Mouton, Campus de Nancy)
  • M2 – Responsabilité et Innovation Sociale de l'Entreprise avec Christopher Baker, avocat

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.

Oona Le Meur did her Undergraduate in Sciences-Po from 2010 to 2013 before moving to London and enroll in an MSc of “Law, Anthropology and Society” at the London School of Economics (LSE) under the direction of Prof. Alain Pottage. Her dissertation topic focused on the relationship between custom and customary law in New-Caledonia and was later published in the SOAS Law Journal. She did a second master in law and social sciences at the SOAS after that.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 

PhD (in the making):

  • Customary Law in New-Caledonia: The role of Law for Identity, Sovereignty and Citizenship in a Society-Making/Nation- Building Process (Prof. Louis Assier-Andrieu)


  • Seminars of Comparative Constitutional Law, by Prof. Dominique Custos, Undergraduate, Reims Campus
  • Assistantship to Prof. Rosemary Byrne in International Public Law, Graduate, Paris Campus

Event organisation:

  • Organization Committe of the Sciences Po Law School Graduate Conference : Thinking, Learning and Teaching Law, June, 14, 2016
Publications : 


  • Customary Law and Custom in New-Caledonia: legal pluralism, citizenship and the External/ Internal sovereignty issue, 2(1) SOAS Law Journal (2015) 230
  • Book Review: The Kanak Awakening: The Rise of Nationalism in New-Caledonia (Pacific Islands Monograph Series 27), by David Chappell, 28(1) The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs (2016) 251


  • Legal Pluralism and Gender Equality in a Nation-Building Context Overview of the Bhe Case in South Africa (Prof. Kevin Heller, SOAS, 2015)
  • Customary Law and Custom in New-Caledonia: legal pluralism, citizenship and the External/ Internal sovereignty issue (Prof. Alain Pottage, LSE, 2014)
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