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Rafael Leal Arcas
Rafael Leal Arcas (Spain)
Ph.D. in Law Candidate at the European University Institute, Florence (EUI).

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Rafael Leal Arcas is a Ph.D. in Law Candidate at the European University Institute, Florence (EUI). He received an M.Phil from the London School of Economics and Political Science (British Council scholarship), an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (La Caixa scholarship), a J.S.M. from Stanford Law School (La Caixa scholarship) and a master degree in law from the EUI. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. At Columbia, Rafael obtained the "Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law", the "Dean Acheson Clerkship in the European Court of Justice of the European Communities," and was Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of European Law and the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Leal Arcas completed his first law degree at the universities of Granada ( Spain), Regensburg ( Germany), Bolonia ( Italy) and Angers ( France).

Rafael completed internships at the European Court of Justice, the European Court of First Instance (cabinet of Judge Lindh), European Commission General Secretariat (Forward Studies Unit), the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.N., the EC Council Legal Service (External Relations team), the European Parliament General Secretariat (DG Research), and the U.N. Secretariat in New York (Economic and Social Council). In addition, Rafael was a Guest Lecturer in the Public Law Department of the Universidade Federal Minas Gerais ( Brazil), has presented papers at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and has published numerous articles on EC law and international law. His primary research interests are the EC and the WTO.

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