Marzal Yetano, Antonio

Lecturer in Private Law

University of Glasgow, School of Law, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2014/2015

Ph.D. Institution

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France


I obtained my PhD at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, conducting part of my research in the US, as a visiting researcher at Columbia University (2009) and Harvard Law School (2011-2012). I defended my PhD in October 2013 and was awarded mention très honorable and the félicitations of the tribunal.
My PhD is titled ‘The Dynamics of the Principle of Proportionality. Study in the Context of Free Circulation in EU Law’. It seeks to identify the transformative effect of the principle of proportionality in EU law, on three levels: as a form of legal reasoning, as a substantive principle and in the distribution of power between the EU and member states. Proportionality is also a reflection of a certain legal culture (that of the EU legal order), one that is irreducible to the sum of the member states.
I have taught private international law, introduction to law and tort law at the universities of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po, I also worked as an associate at a law firm between 2012 and 2014, mainly in investment arbitration disputes between Latin American States and foreign multinationals.
In general, my research interests include legal reasoning and culture, in particular in international settings that would seem foreign to the very idea of an idiosyncratic legal culture, such as the EU or international arbitration.
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