Luís Heleno Terrinha holds degrees from the Yale Law School (LL.M., 2019), the University of Lisbon (Ph.D. in Public Law, 2016), and the Portuguese Catholic University (LL.B., 2010).
In the past, he has lectured Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights and European Union Law at the Porto Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (2015-2018). He taught a seminar in Data Protection Law at the Católica Global School of Law in Lisbon. Professionally, he is a qualified Advogado (Attorney) with the Portuguese Bar Association (2018) and has further completed traineeships in International Arbitration at Shearman & Sterling LLP (Paris) and Clifford Chance LLP (Frankfurt).
Luís’s research has mainly focused on the societal dimension of administrative law and constitutional law, applying social systems theory to understand the social roots and underlying dynamics of public law phenomena. He has also published on issues related to administrative procedures, the Europeanization of German Public Law, as well as on state liability for the breach of European Union Law. More recently, he has been addressing the transnational challenges to both constitutional law and administrative law, with emphasis on public law arbitration.
Luís has been engaged in a number of consulting projects. Internationally, he has advised the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on the role of national parliaments in the EU lawmaking process. Nationally, he has collaborated in writing legal opinions concerning ongoing public law disputes and assisting public entities in administrative legal matters (such as on the drafting of regulatory codes in a number of municipalities in northern Portugal).
He has received a number of academic prizes in Portugal for his scholarship, including the Miguel Galvão Teles Prize, the Wolters Kluwer Portugal Prize and the European Elections 2014 Prize. During his LL.M., he was selected by Yale Law School to become a Salzburg Cutler Fellow based on his paper “Governmental Regulatory Measures in International Investment Law”, which he presented in a conference in Washington D.C.
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