Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro

Invited Professor

Judge of the Constitutional Court of Portugal (since July 2016). Professor of Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Basic legal studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2006), LL.M. (2007) and S.J.D. (2012) at Harvard Law School. Joint coordinator of the Lisbon Section of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law (2014-2016). Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (2013) and at the University of Perugia (2014). Clark Byse Fellow at the Harvard Law School (2010/11) and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Gulbenkian Professor at the Católica Global School of Law (2013-2016). Recipient of Harvard Law School’s Mancini Prize for his doctoral dissertation (2013) and of the Kennedy School of Government’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching (2010). Member of the executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL-AIDC). Member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON), the International Law Association (ILA) and the Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR). Author of the monograph The Decline of Private Law: A Philosophical History of Liberal Legalism, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019; co-author of Método do Caso: Uma Introdução ao Direito, 4.ª ed., Universidade Católica Editora, Lisboa, 2018; co-editor of Justiça Entre Gerações: Perspectivas Interdisciplinares, Lisboa: Universidade Católica Editora, 2017; and co-editor of O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise: Ensaios Críticos, Almedina, Coimbra, 2014. Published several articles and book chapters in the fields of Constitutional Theory and Legal Philosophy. Guest speaker at conferences, colloquia and lectures at, among other places, Columbia University, Harvard University, Humboldt-Berlin University, Oxford University, Luigi Bocconi University, the European University Instittute, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio Grande do Sul, the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the Universidade de Coimbra, the Universidade de Lisboa e the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His teaching at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa includes or has included the following courses: Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Justice, Case Method, Foundations of Private Law, Law and Economics, History of Political Thought, Legal Research, and Legal Reasoning. Consultant to the law firm PLMJ (2016), member of the Technical Committee of the “A New Constitution” initiative of Observador (2015), member of the Scientific Committee for the “Present in the Future” conferences of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation (2014-2015), and consultant to the Tropical Research Institute (IICT, 2004-2005) and the OECD’s Development Studies Centre (2003-2004).