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Luigi Corrias is an Assistant Professor/University Lecturer of Legal Philosophy.


Luigi Corrias obtained degrees in International and European Law (LL.M, 2002) and Philosophy of Law (Ma, with distinction, 2004) and a PhD in the Philosophy of Law (2010) from Tilburg University. 


Luigi Corrias works mainly in the field of the philosophy of international law. In particular, he is interested in philosophical issues pertaining to international criminal law, European integration and constitutional theory. He is the author of The Passivity of Law: Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice (Springer, 2011), for which the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law awarded him the Prize for the Best Dissertation in Legal Philosophy in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2009-10. In his dissertation, he drew on Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein to reinterpret constitution-making.

He was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM), University of Ottawa, Canada (February 2006), and at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland (October – December 2015).His articles appeared in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, the European Law Journal and Ratio Juris.

He is currently engaged in an on-going research project on humanity and dehumanization in international law. For this research, he received a fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in 2019-2020. 

Dr. Corrias is the secretary of the board of the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law


Luigi Corrias teaches and coordinates several subjects on legal philosophy in the Bachelor and Master, such as:

- Legal Philosophy II/Encyclopedie II (B 3);

- Philosophy of Law and Security (B LiS 1);

- Law, Ethics, and Sustainability (B LiS 2);

- Philosophy of International Law and Migration (M).

He also supervises Bachelor and Master theses.

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  • K Law
  • philosophy of law
  • EU legal theory
  • constitutional theory
  • political theory
  • philosophy of international law
  • phenomenology
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