Luigi Corrias

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( rechtstheorie en rechtsgeschiedenis )
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae
Luigi Corrias studied International and European Law (2002) and Philosophy of Law (with distinction, 2004) at Tilburg University. Between 2003 and 2008 he was a PhD-candidate and junior lecturer at the same institution. He spent one month at the University of Ottawa as visiting researcher. In 2008-2009, he worked as a lecturer in law at the department of European Studies of the University of Amsterdam. Since September 2009 he works at VU University. In 2011, the Board of the Dutch IVR section (Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) awarded Luigi Corrias the Prize for the Best Dissertation in Legal Philosophy in 2009-10 for his book The Passivity of Law: Competence and Constitution in The European Body Politic.

Educational activities
Introduction to Law (B1)
Legal Theory II (B3)
Philosophy of Law (M, optional course)

Research activities
Luigi Corrias conducts research in the programme Boundaries of Law.

After completing a dissertation on the philosophical foundations of legal power and constitutionalism in the EU (with special attention to the role of the ECJ), Luigi now mostly conducts research on themes like community and identity. In his research he always tries to combine insights of phenomenology with legal and political philosophy.

Philosophy of law, political philosophy, phenomenology, foundations of EU law, sovereignty, constituent power, constitutionalism, community, identity, embodiment.

Main publications

  • Corrias, L.D.A. (2011). The Passivity of Law: Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice, Dordrecht: Springer.   
  • Corrias, L.D.A. (2011). Law in the twilight of environmental Armageddon: A response to Han Somsen. Rechtsfilosofie en Rechtstheorie, 40(1), 58-63.    
  • Corrias, L.D.A. (2011). The Legal Theory of the Juridical Coup: Constituent Power Now. German Law Journal, 12(8), 1553-1572.   

All VU University Amsterdam-publications, via Metis.

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam  

Ancillary activities

Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017