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Aurore Gaillet from IRDEIC has become a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

from April 30, 2018 to October 1, 2018

Aurore Gaillet, researcher- lecturer at IRDEIC (Toulouse Capitole University) has been appointed junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) for a renewable five-year term starting on October 1st 2018. Her research work deals with the following topic : « The German rule of law and the Federal Constitutional Court : an intellectual and political contextualization ».

Aurore Gaillet, Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Toulouse 1 Capitole University is also the head of the Higher College of Law of Toulouse and co-supervisor of the Franco-German dual degrees of the European School of Law of Toulouse (ESL).

Her project addresses the part played by legal culture and by the concepts of law which are key to the Federal Constitutional Court, a major player of the German political and legal system. It outlines the Court specific power within the framework of the German rule of law inherited from the XIXth century liberal traditions and largely supplemented after the National-Socialist period.


The project provides a detailed study of the political, sociological, doctrinal and jurisprudential features of the Court and of its players during the after-war reconstruction years. Its highly innovative nature is enhanced by a twofold comparative perspective which consists in reviewing the impact of the early understanding of the law on the current approaches of the German Federal Constitutional Court and in addressing the part played by Constitutional justice in the evolution of the rule of law and of democracy in France.


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Updated on October 11, 2018