- Senior Fellow
Fellows for the Academic Year
Francesca Bignami (USA)
Francesca Bignami is Assistant Professor at the Duke University
School of Law where she teaches European Union law, comparative public law, and
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).
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.
- Transnational Civil Society Dialogues (with Steve Charnovitz) in
Transatlantic Governance in the Global Economy (Mark A. Pollack & Gregory
C. Shaffer eds., 2001).
Democratic Deficit in European Community Rulemaking: A Call for Notice and
Comment in Comitology, 40 Harvard International Law Journal 451
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).