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Victor Ferreres Comella, Professor of Constitutional Law, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) is currently teaching Constitutional Law and European Community Law at the Spanish “Escuela Judicial” (Judicial School). He obtained his JSD at Yale Law School, with a thesis on Judicial Review and Democracy (1996). His work has focused on courts, fundamental rights, and European supranational structures. His most recent book is Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values. A European Perspective (Yale University Press, 2009). 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 and 2009). 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.