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Dr Elisenda Casanas Adam

Senior Lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights

Director of Centre for Constitutional Law


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Elisenda Casanas Adam is Lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights and Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. Her main research interests lie in the comparative analysis of public law, focusing on plurinational constitutionalism, referendums and self-determination, devolution and federalism, and judicial review and the protection of human rights in multi-level systems. She has a special interest in the public law of Scotland and the United Kingdom, and of Catalonia and Spain.

Prior to joining the Law School in 2011, Elisenda was Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009-2011) and the University of Girona (2008-2009). She holds degrees from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spanish law degree and LLM) and the European University Institute, Florence (PhD, ‘Judicial federalism from a comparative perspective: Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom'). She has also been a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.