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Francesca Bignami
Francesca Bignami (USA)
Assistant Professor, Duke University

- Fellows for the Academic Year 2002-2003

Francesca Bignami is Assistant Professor at the Duke University School of Law where she teaches European Union law, comparative public law, and administrative law.

While visiting at the Jean Monnet Center, Professor Bignami will be conducting research on the impact of the European Union on national systems of constitutional and administrative law. Her earlier research on the European Union includes The Democratic Deficit in European Community Rulemaking: A Call for Notice and Comment in Comitology, Harvard International Law Journal (1999).

She received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and an M.Sc. in sociology from Oxford University. After graduating from Yale Law School, she clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit and Advocate General Philippe Léger of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and she is currently receiving advanced research support from the German Marshall Fund.

Professor Bignami is a dual citizen of Italy and the United States.

Publication list

  • Transnational Civil Society Dialogues (with Steve Charnovitz) in Transatlantic Governance in the Global Economy (Mark A. Pollack & Gregory C. Shaffer eds., 2001).
  • The Democratic Deficit in European Community Rulemaking: A Call for Notice and Comment in Comitology, 40 Harvard International Law Journal 451 (1999).
  • The Administrative State in a Separation of Powers Constitution: Lessons for european Community Rulemaking from the United States, Harvard Jean Monnet Working Paper 5/99
  • Accountability and Interest Group Participation in Comitology: Lessons from American Rulemaking, European University Institute Working Paper, Robert Schuman Centre No. 99/3 (1999).
  • Review of Theodora Th. Ziamou, Rulemaking, Participation and the Limits of Public Law in the USA and Europe and Edward C. Page, Governing by Numbers: Delegated Legislation and Everyday Policy-Making, Social and Legal Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2002).
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