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Summer Law Program in Madrid Faculty

Summer Law Program in Madrid faculty members are internationally recognized scholars who provide students with a well-rounded academic experience. 

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Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta, J.D

Professor Borrajo Iniesta was an associate professor of law at the Complutense University in Madrid from 1984 - 1989 and was appointed a full professor of law at the University of Navarra, where he taught from 1993 - 1995. He has also lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris, the European University in Florence, Italy, the Academy of European Public Law in Spetses, Greece and at the College of William and Mary, both in Virginia and at their summer program. He is currently senior staff attorney at the Constitutional Court of Spain in Madrid, where he also teaches at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset.

He has collaborated as an expert with the Council of Europe in the fields of human rights and the rule of law, and he has published widely in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, European Community law, due process and other public law subjects. He has a J.D. and a Doctor in Law from Complutense University of Madrid and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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Dana Malkus
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Clinical Professor
Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Professor Dana Malkus joined the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty in 2009. Her work focuses on community development, neighborhood businesses, and the collective power of neighborhood residents. Since 2009, she has taught the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Through the clinic, she and her students represent nonprofit organizations and small business entrepreneurs on a range of transactional matters, including structuring and formation, operational issues, contract drafting and review, regulatory compliance issues, and real estate matters.

In addition, she and her students have been active participants in the St. Louis Vacancy Collaborative since they helped found it. They work with the collaborative to address the complex challenge of abandoned property in St. Louis, a challenge exacerbated by local, national, and international forces. Her previous experience includes working as an associate at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh (St. Louis, Mo.), a law clerk for the Honorable E. Richard Webber in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and an AmeriCorps volunteer (Indianapolis, IN). She holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she was an 1843 Scholar.

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Javier Martinez-Torron, J.D.

Professor Martínez-Torrón has been a professor of law (Catedrático) at Complutense University of Madrid since 2000. Formerly a professor at the University of Granada (1993 - 2000), his teaching areas are comparative law, law and religion, marriage law and Canon Law. In these areas, he has published extensively in 28 countries and 13 languages, including 25 books as an author or editor. He has taught, lectured, spoken at international conferences, or done research at more than 100 universities on five continents, among them Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Emory, Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, and Freiburg.

He is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, vice president of the Canon Law and Law-and-Religion section of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, and honorary foreign member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Cordoba (Argentina). He was co-founder of the Spanish Association of Comparative Law and a member of its board of directors. He has been a member of international and Spanish advisory bodies in the area of freedom of religion and ethics; in particular, the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion of Belief, the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom of the Spanish Ministry of Justice, and the Committee of Bioethics of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Spain. He has a J.D. from the University of Granada and a J.C.L., J.S.D., and a J.C.D. from the University of Navarra.

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Afonso Seixas-Nunes, S.J.
Assistant Professor

Afonso was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1973. He joined the Portuguese Province of the Society of (Jesuits) in 1998, after he graduated in law from the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto), and was ordained priest in 2010. Afonso has a degree in philosophy (licence) from the Portuguese Catholic University (Braga) for which he was awarded the Prize Pe Vitorio de Sousa Alves, and he has a degree in theology from the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana (Italy)).

Afonso has a master’s degree in international law and human rights from the London School of Economics (UK). In early 2019, Afonso completed his doctoral thesis in international humanitarian law at the School of Law of the University of Essex (UK), entitled The Legitimacy and Accountability for the Deployment of Autonomous Weapon System under International Humanitarian Law (CUP, 2022).

Since 2015, Afonso has been teaching law at European and British Universities. He is an invited teacher at UCP Law School (Lisbon). In September 2018, Afonso became a member of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), directed by Professor Dapo Akande at the Blavatnik School of Government. In August 2021, Afonso joined the Saint Louis University Law School as a faculty permanent member.

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Constance Z. Wagner, J.D., LL.M.

Professor Constance Wagner has taught at SLU Law since 1995. Her areas of specialization include the law of business associations, financial services regulation, international trade law, and international business transactions. She holds a secondary academic appointment in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Professor Wagner has often focused on international and comparative law in her legal career. Prior to entering the teaching of law, she practiced corporate law in New York City for 14 years, including advising domestic and foreign clients on cross-border transactions and regulatory matters. She teaches international law courses as a member of the Center for International and Comparative Law. She serves as co-director of the Center and as director of the SLU Law Madrid Summer Program. She has taught as a visiting law professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Her scholarship includes articles on international trade law, women in international law, corporate social responsibility, and business and human rights. She is the publications chair for the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and is currently working on a book on the emerging area of business and human rights due diligence. She holds a J.D. and certificate in foreign and comparative law from Columbia University School of Law, an LL.M. from Universitaet Konstanz (Germany), an MBA from Saint Louis University School of Business, and a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences.

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Lorena Bachmaier Winter, J.D.

Professor Bachmaier Winter has been a professor of the faculty of law at Complutense University since 1996, where she teaches both criminal and civil procedure. She has written extensively on the subject of procedure and lectured at universities and governmental agencies in Europe and Latin America.

She is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation and the Ibero-American Association of Procedural Law and has consulted for Spain’s Ministry of Justice. Over the years she has been a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany), the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University.

Her comparative legal studies are focused on human rights and procedure, international judicial cooperation, comparative law and the EU process of legal harmonization. She has a J.D. from Complutense University of Madrid, an M.A. from Complutense University and a J.S.D. from Complutense University.