The ‘honoris causa’ and former professor of the Universitat de València Santiago Muñoz Machado, new director of the ‘Real Academia Española’

Santiago Muñoz Machado.
Santiago Muñoz Machado.

Santiago Muñoz Machado, who was professor in the Universitat de València and who received the ‘honoris causa’ doctorate by the Universitat in 2012 is now the new director of the ‘Real Academia Española’ (RAE). In the voting of the RAE José Antonio Pascual and Juan Luis Cebrián have been elected.

In October of 2012, the Universitat de València awarded the ‘honoris causa’ doctorate. The ‘laudatio’ was read by Juan Francisco Mestre Delgado, professor of Administrative Law. All the information of the session can be found clicking here.

Santiago Muñoz Machado (Pozoblanco, Córdoba, 1949) is professor in Administrative Law at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He is an academic of the Real Academia of Moral and Politic Sciences, the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires and the International Academy of Comparative Law. 

After working for the Presidency of the Government for a few years, in his contition of member of the Cuerpo de Técnicos del Administración Civil del Estado, he obtained through oppositions the position of associate professor in the Universidad Complutense and then the position of professor in the faculties of Law of the Universitat de València and the Universidad de Alcalà de Henares. He also gave classes in several European and American universities.

He pertains to various editorial boards of Spanish and American magazines. His juridical works are composed by more than 40 books and hundreds of articles.

Among his most influential studies stand out the ones which deal with the third sector and the social activity of the State, related to the Autonomic Law and the ones directed to the Law of economic regulation. And finally, his impressive book of synthesis titled: Tratado de Derecho Administrativo y Derecho Público General.

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