Koenraad Lenaerts - Curriculum vitae#


University Degrees
  • Candidat en droit 1974, summa cum laude ( University of Namur );
  • Licentiaat in de Rechten 1977, summa cum laude, with special congratulations of the Jury (University of Leuven )
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) 1978 ( Harvard University );
  • Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) 1979 ( Harvard University );
  • Ph.D. in Law 1982 ( University of Leuven ), with a comparative study analysing the constitutional case-law of the European Court of Justice and the American Supreme Court.

Professional occupation
  • President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, since 8 October 2015.
  • Present - Professor of European Law, University of Leuven , since 1983, with rank of “buitengewoon hoogleraar” since 1990; director of the Institute of European Law; Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, since 7 October 2003.

  • Previous - Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University (1988-1989) teaching courses on European Law; Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges , Belgium (1984-1989); Law clerk to Judge René Joliet at the Court of Justice of the European Communities (1984-1985); Member of the Brussels Bar (1986-1989) acting as attorney in the European Court of Justice, inter alia on behalf of the Belgian State; Judge of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (1989-6 October 2003).

Academic Distinctions, Fellowships and Prizes
  • Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of New York, 1977-1979; Honorary C.B.R. Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, 1977-1979; Fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch-Dienst, 1979; Prize of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium, 1983, for doctoral dissertation; Prize Fernand Collin of the “Fondation universitaire”, Belgium , 1984, for doctoral dissertation; Member of the Academia Europaea, since 1988; Belgian Francqui Chair at the University of Antwerp (1998) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2000); Chair at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2003-2004); Distinguished Helen DeRoy Fellow, University of Michigan Law School (2005).

Scientific activities
  • Member of the editorial board of European Law Review (London, Sweet & Maxwell), since 1999 (between 1986-1999, Belgian correspondent); of Cahiers de Droit européen (Brussels, Bruylant), since 1994; of S.E.W. Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht (Deventer, Kluwer), since 1996; Member of the advisory board of Journal des Tribunaux – Droit européen (Brussels, Larcier), since 1993; of Columbia Journal of European Law (New York, Columbia University), since 1994; of World Competition. Law and Economics Review ( The Hague , Kluwer Law International), since 1999; of Concurrences, Revue des droits de la concurrence ( Paris , Transactive), since 2004; ofEuropean Constitutional Law Review ( The Hague , TMC Asser Press), since 2005; Member of the commission for the evaluation of scientific research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam (1999), the University of Utrecht (1999-2000), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (1999-2000) and the University of Tilburg (2004); Promotor of various doctoral theses defended at the University of Leuven and member of some 30 doctoral examination commissions in universities throughout Europe Promotor of the interuniversity research project “Preparation of the Flemish position with a view to the Intergovernmental Conference 2004”, launched by the Flemish Government; Visiting Professor at the Academy of European Law (European University Institute, Florence, in 1990 and 2000); Member of the ‘Board of Trustees’ of the Academy of European Law, Trier; Member of the ‘Advisory Board’ of the Centre of Law and Governance in Europe, University College London; Member of the ‘Advisory Council’ of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Member of the 'Internationale Adviesraad van het Schoordijk Instituut', Tilburg University; Member of the Jury of the Fernand Collin-prijs, Universitaire Stichting België; Guest lectures at inter alia the Universities of Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels (VUB, ULB), Namur, Leiden, Nijmegen, Tilburg, Strasbourg (Université Robert Schuman), Poitiers, Bonn (Zentrum für europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht), London (King’s College), Cambridge and at Trinity College (Dublin), Columbia University (New York), Fordham University (New York), Temple University (Philadelphia), the University of Chicago, the University of Georgia, Georgetown University (Washington, DC), the University of Burundi (Bujumbura, during one month in 1983 and in 1986), the College of Europe (Natolin, Poland); University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Yale Law School andHarvard Law School; Chairperson and speaker at numerous conferences (see list of publications).

Societal activities
  • Coordinator of the training programme in European law organised for members of the national judiciary by the Belgian Ministry of Justice (also lecturer in this programme); Member of the advisory group appointed by the Belgian Government with a view to drafting the Laeken Declaration (2001); Member of the advisory group appointed by the Belgian Government with a view to assisting the Belgian members of the Convention on the future of the European Union (2002-2003).
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