Victor Ferreres

  • Visiting Professor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


  • JSD Yale
  • LLM Yale
  • JD University of Barcelona

Victor Ferreres Comella, Professor of Constitutional Law, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) obtained his JSD at Yale Law School, with a thesis on Judicial Review and Democracy (1996). His work has focused on constitutional courts, fundamental rights, European supranational structures, and arbitration. His most recent books are Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values. A European Perspective (Yale University Press, 2009), and The Constitution of Spain: A Contextual Analysis (Hart Publishing, 2013). He has also written two books in Spanish: Justicia constitucional y democracia (Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 1997), which won the "Francisco Tomás y Valiente" Prize, and El principio de taxatividad en material penal y el valor normativo de la jurisprudencia (Civitas, 2002). As a visiting professor, he has taught at New York University School of Law (2001, 2003, and 2007), and at the University of Texas School of Law (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). For ten years (2001-2011) he also taught at the Spanish Judicial School, where judges in Spain are trained. He is on the editorial board of I.CON, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and is a member of the organizing committee of SELA (Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoría Constitucional y Política), an annual gathering at the Southern Cone that brings together scholars from the Yale Law School and from Latin American universities.