Nicholas G.S. Saul is a Franco-American PhD candidate at the Sciences Po Law School. His research focuses on the legal form of decentralized organizations and their impact on public governance. In doing so, he aims to observe emerging phenomena of governance in technology such as blockchain DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and more traditional political discourses on autonomy and self-determination.

Bastien is a Franco-Argentinian PhD candidate at Sciences Po Law School. His research operates an interdisciplinary analysis of the linkages between security, borders and migrants, and their effect on the migrant condition through the case-study of the Franco-Italian border. He combines theoretical and practical perspectives on the network of social and legal relations at the border.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Political and Legal Philosophy
  • European Migration and Asylum Law
  • French Immigration Law
  • Human Rights Law

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
  • Human Rights
  • Law, Economy and Culture
Publications : 
  • S. Brachotte. Repenser les cas « insolubles » : des rationalités entremêlées vues par le droit international privé. In H. Muir Watt, D. Fernandez Arroyo, L. Bizikova and A. Brandao de Oliveira (eds). Le Tournant Global en Droit International Privé. Paris: Pédone 2019 (forthcoming).
  • S. Brachotte. ‘Linkages and Boundaries in Private and Public International Law’ by V. Ruiz Abou-nigm et al. Rev. crit. DIP 2019/1 p. 283-290.
  • S. Brachotte. Intermingled Rationalities in ‘Unsolvable Cases’. In H. Muir Watt, D. Fernandez Arroyo, L. Bizikova and A. Brandao de Oliveira (eds). Adjudication Without Frontiers: The Global Turn of Private International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing 2019 p. 190-200.
  • 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. Edward Elgar Publishing 2014 p. 231-253. 

Dissertations:

  • 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.

Awards:

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.

Zeynep YILDIRIM is a graduate of Galatasaray University where she obtained a Diploma in Law and an LLM. Having been awarded a Jean Monnet Scholarship by the European Commission, she received an LLM in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics.

She has worked, most recently, as a case-processing lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights from 2009 to 2013, prior to which she interned at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and worked as a lawyer in an international law firm in Istanbul.

Alexandre Senegacnik, French and German citizen is a Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po Law School conducting research on investment treaty interpretation under the joint supervision of Professor Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo and Professor Emmanuel Gaillard. He is also the Academic Assistant of the Secretary-General of the International Academy of Comparative Law and Teaching Fellow in Sciences Po's LL.M. in 'Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement'.

Megan Ma is currently a PhD candidate in Law at the Sciences Po Law School, under the supervision of Professor Horatia Muir Watt.

Megan's research is primarily focused on the implications of artificial intelligence, machine learning and algorithmic innovation to legal change. Her work considers the theoretical frameworks and overlap involved in the philosophy of language and linguistics against science and technology studies (STS) and predictive justice.

Louis Imbert, a French-American national, has been a doctoral candidate at Sciences Po Law School since September 2017.

Publications : 

Articles

  • « Du Palais des Droits de l’Homme au Palais Royal : chronique d’un renoncement jurisprudentiel face à l’argument de la crise migratoire », Revue des droits et libertés fondamentaux, à paraître en août ou septembre 2019.
  • « Validation de la loi asile-immigration par le Conseil constitutionnel : de l’importance de l’objectif de lutte contre l’immigration irrégulière », note sous Cons. const., décision n° 2018-770 DC du 6 septembre 2018, Constitutions 2018. 421 (janvier 2019).
  • « Refoulements sommaires : la CEDH trace la ‘frontière des droits’ à Melilla », note sous CEDH, 3 octobre 2017, N.D. et N.T. c. Espagne, req. n° 8675/15 et 8697/15, Revue des Droits de l’Homme, Actualités Droits-Libertés, 16 janvier 2018.
  • « La protection des droits fondamentaux des étrangers face aux mutations contemporaines de la frontière » (mémoire de recherche de master 2 Droits de l’Homme – Université Paris-Nanterre – Année universitaire 2016-2017), Revue des Droits de l’Homme, n° 13, décembre 2017, 146 p.
  • « La coopération sans le(s) droit(s) : le foisonnement des accords injusticiables avec les pays ‘tiers’ », Plein Droit, n° 114, octobre 2017, pp. 45-48.
  • « Le visa sollicité en vue de demander l’asile ne relève pas du champ d’application du droit de l’Union », note sous CJUE, GC, 7 mars 2017, X et X c. Etat belge, C-638/16 PPU, Constitutions, septembre 2017, n° 2, pp. 299-303.
  • « Un rapport emblématique de l’actualité migratoire et de l’architecture évolutive des droits », avec Sara Kamoun et Pauline Laborde, Revue des Droits de l’Homme, Actualité Droits-Libertés, janvier 2017.
  • « La ‘crise migratoire’ fantasmée ou l’échec programmé de la forteresse Europe », avec Karine Parrot, Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po, n° 12, décembre 2016, pp. 49-62.
  • « De la crisis de los refugiados/as, a la crisis de Europa », avec Brigitte Espuche, Documentación Social, n° 180, 2016, pp. 23-48.
  • « Perspectives franco-américaines », avec Marie Mercat-Bruns, Plein Droit, n° 103 (« Discriminations »), décembre 2014, pp. 28-31.

Chapters

  • « Le maintien en zone d’attente : une privation de liberté ‘faisant frontière’ », in Actes du colloque des 15-16 mars 2018 sur les sens de la privation de liberté, Mare & Martin, à paraître en 2019.
  • « L’agence Frontex au prisme du concept polysémique de frontière », in Actes du colloque des 22-23 mars 2018 sur Frontex, Bruylant, à paraître en 2019.

Presentations

  • « La souveraineté contre les droits fondamentaux des étrangers devant les juridictions suprêmes », intervention avec Serge Slama dans le cadre du séminaire Société et souveraineté organisé par la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Alpes, Université Grenoble-Alpes, 19 décembre 2018.
  • « The Venezuelan ‘Exodus’ Before the Colombian Constitutional Court », présentation dans le cadre du séminaire Peripheries of Law, Ecole de droit de Sciences Po, 28 novembre 2018.
  • « L’érosion jurisprudentielle des droits fondamentaux face à l’argument de la crise migratoire », communication durant le colloque Quel Etat de droit dans une Europe en crise ?, Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III, 12 octobre 2018.
  • « La souveraineté dans le raisonnement constitutionnel sur les droits des étrangers : une comparaison transatlantique », article présenté durant la Semaine doctorale intensive, Sciences Po, 20 juin 2018.
  • « Foreigners in French and American Constitutional Law: A Transatlantic Perspective on the Judicial Construction of Categories of Rights Holders », article présenté durant la Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Toronto, 8 juin 2018.
  • « L’agence Frontex au prisme du concept polysémique de frontière », communication durant le colloque De Frontex à Frontex : Vers l’émergence d’un service européen des garde-frontières et garde-côtes, Université Grenoble Alpes, 23 mars 2018.
  • « La zone d’attente, lieu-frontière », communication durant le colloque Les sens de la privation de liberté, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 15 mars 2018.
  • « La catégorisation des personnes étrangères par le Conseil Constitutionnel », communication durant la table-ronde Droit et migrations, ENS Lyon, 25 janvier 2018.

EN SAVOIR PLUS SUR IMBERT, LOUIS

 

Jean Grosdidier’s dissertation explores the developments of “monetary constitutionalism” in the Eurozone. He is doing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Pr. Guillaume Tusseau.

Jean holds a Master degree in Public Law from University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a Certificate in Philosophy of Law from the College de Droit. He also graduated from University Paris Ouest Nanterre and E.H.E.S.S in « Legal Theory and Analysis of Law » (Research Master).

Publications : 
  • « John Dewey et l’expérience du droit. La philosophie juridique à l’épreuve du pragmatisme » (co-écrit avec Liora Israël, EHESS), Tracès. Revue de Sciences Humaines, n°27 : « Penser avec le Droit », décembre 2014.
  • Compte-rendu de La transgression / Jean-Jacques Sueur et Pascal Richard (dir.), pour la Revue Droit et Société, septembre 2014.
  • « L’attribution de droits réels aux occupants du domaine public : une reformulation a-propriétariste », Annales de Droit, n°7, mars 2013, PURH, p. 111-136.
  • Guide juridique Compétences et responsabilités des Présidents d’Université, Préface Louis Vogel, février 2012, Publication CPU, 142 p.

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 : 

Nefeli is currently working on Evidence in Comparative Constitutional Adjudication under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Tusseau. She holds the position of A.T.E.R. at the University of Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne.

She taught Political Institutions, Comparative Constitutional Law and Comparative Judicial Politics both at Sciences Po Paris and Reims campuses and European Union Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law at various Law Faculties in Paris.

In 2018, she was a visiting fellow at the Càtedra de Cultura Jurídica at the University of Girona in Spain.

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.

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

Teaching

2016-2017

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

2015-2016

  • 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

2013-2014

  • 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.

Liangjian WU, coming from Mainland China, is a Ph.D. candidate in public law in Sciences Po Paris since 2014. He is currently preparing a dissertation on “Power Re-allocation in Chinese and French Budgetary Reform and the Transition of their Constitutional Structures” under supervision of Professor Jean-Bernard Auby and Michel Bouvier.

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).

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”).

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.

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