Mireille Delmas-Marty Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalisation of Law (2003-2011)


After studying law in Paris, Mireille Delmas-Marty received her PhD (1969), then became a Professor of private law and criminal sciences (in 1970).

Her teaching career, after a brief assistantship at the Law Faculty of Paris (1967-1970), has led her to teach in the universities of Lille-II (1970-1977), Paris-XI (1977-1990) and Paris-I (1990-2002). Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (1992-2002), she was elected to the Collège de France, where she occupied the Chair in Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalization of Law. In 2007, she was elected member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Mireille Delmas-Marty has been a visiting professor in most major European universities, and, notably, the United States, Latin America, China, Japan and Canada.

In addition to her teaching, Mireille Delmas-Marty has devoted to research in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and the Association de Recherches Pénales Internationales she has created, then the UMR de droit comparé de Paris (University of Paris-I/CNRS) she directed from 1997 to 2002. She manages, since 1984, the Revue de science criminelle et de droit pénal comparé and participates in the editorial boards of various legal journals both national (Archives de Politique Criminelle, Revue trimestrielle des droits de l’homme) and international (European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, LSN International, Transnational & Comparative Criminal Law Abstracts and Journal of International Criminal Justice).

Finally, Mireille Delmas-Marty has held numerous expert missions including: nearby the President of the Republic, for example, the revision of the Constitution in 1992, with the Minister of Justice for the reform of the Penal Code in 1981 and the reform of criminal procedure in 1988, and with the European Union, under the Penal Project said Corpus Juris (1996-1999) and the Supervisory Committee of European Anti-Fraud Office (1999-2005).