Marita Giménez-Candela has an LL.B. and Ph.D. (Special Prize for Merit) in Law from the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona. She completed her thesis in Roman studies under the supervision of Alvaro d’Ors, who introduced her to Legal Epigraphy. Since 1985, she has regularly attended courses and seminars at the Leopold Wenger Institut of the Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München, where she worked under the supervision of Dieter Nörr, developing her interests in other fields of the Ancient World, such as economy and sociology. She also spent a very fruitful period studying Ancient History and Latin Epigraphy, under the supervision of Gèza Alföldy at the Institut für Alte Geschichte of the Universität Heidelberg, where she frequently assisted the Papyrology seminars directed by Dieter Hagedorn.
She also studied Latin Philology at the Universidad Literaria de Valencia and has a good command of German, French, Italian, English, Spanish and Catalan.
Since graduation, she has occupied various teaching posts on Roman Law in different Universities: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Navarra; Teaching Tutor, UNED; Temporary Appointed Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Valencia; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Valencia, (she came first in the competitive exam); in 1986 she won the chair in Roman Law (she was approved unanimously) in the Faculty of Law, Universitat de les Illes Balears and, from 1998, she has been full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she currently resides. Since 2007-2008 she also teaches in the Faculty of Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona “Animal Law. Comparative Law” (this course is given for the first time in a Spanish Faculty of Law) and “Global Law”. She is the Director of the Postgraduate Program: “Animals, Law and Society” which started the academic year 2010-2011. She is the Director of the Master in Animal Law and Society which starts in the academic year 2011-2012 (onsite) and the online edition which starts in the academic year 2013-2014. She was the Director of the Research Group ADS (=Animales, Derecho y Sociedad) and currently is the Director of the ICALP (International Center for Animal Law and Policy). Is the founder and editor of the web page (www.derechoanimal.info), which includes the first database in Spain about legislation and case Law. She is the scientific Director of two Animal Law Book Collections (Tirant lo Blanc and UAB), and Director of two Animal Law Journals: JAL&IAWS and dA. Forum of Animal Law Studies. She is Co-Founder of the European Group of Animal Law Studies (EGALS).
Her teaching activities have been combined with a tireless and willing dedication to research, demonstrated in numerous publications (books and scientific journals) and in the management and participation in specific research projects (both national and international), subsidized by the Spanish Ministry for Universities, by de Generalitat of Catalonia (AGAUR), by foreign institutions (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung) and by the European Union (Erasmus Programme, ALFA Programme, LEONARDO Programme). She also publishes articles for the general public with the aim of divulging some of the ideas and principles of classical culture and the Roman roots of European Legislation and Latin American legal institutions and of Animal Law.
She has worked as a visiting professor at the University of Köln (Germany), Fukuoka and Kyoto (Japan), UNAM of Mexico, Mayor de S.Simón (Cochabamba, Bolivia) Università di Tor Vergata (Rome), Università Federico II di Napoli, New York University (USA), NYU-Abu Dhabi (Emirates). She was awarded a research fellowship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung and has worked in the German Universities of München and Heidelberg (1992-94). She has worked in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (München), and in the Department of Papyrology of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford). She has worked in the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Rome –thanks to a European Research Fellowship (1994-95) granted by the Humboldt Stiftung-, in the University of Rome La Sapienza, in the manuscript section of the Vatican Library and the Maruccelliana Library (Firenze). She has also granted a position as Visiting Scholar in the Institut for Ancient Studies in the New York University.
She has given courses, seminars and lectures in Spanish and foreign Universities (Sorbonne, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nanzan University, Tokyo, Salzburg, Graz, Köln, München, Heidelberg, Szèged, Athens, Sofia, Roma, Napoli, Ferrara, Teramo, Soverato, Lecce, Alguero, Reggio Calabria, Milano, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cochabamba, México D.F., NYU, Riga, Sinaia, Washington D.C., etc) and she often takes part in conferences and scientific meetings on Roman Law, Legal Epigraphy, Animal Law and Global Law.
She is a member of the Société d’Histoire du Droit, Société International d’Epigraphie Grecque et latine (=AIEGL), Société Fernand de Visscher, Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos and Accademia dei Giusprivatisti Europei (the Gandolfi Project for a new European Contract Code, which is based in Pavia). She has also been a member of the “Minima Epigraphica et Papyrologica” Journal´s Scientific Council since its foundation. She is also a member of the Scientific Council of “Nova Tellus” journal, of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas of the UNAM (Mexico D.F.), member of the Scientific Council of “Annaeus. Anales de la Tradición Romanística”, Journal of the Department of Roman Law of the University of Sevilla, member of the Scientific Council of “Seminarios Complutenses de Derecho Romano”, Journal of the Department of Roman Law of the University Complutense de Madrid; INDEX. International Survey of Roman Law (Università Federico II. Napoli); JGAL (Journal of Global Animal Law. Finland) and has held the post of Acting Judge of the High Court of Catalonia (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya). She is member of the International Commission for the “Prize Boulvert” (Università Federic0 II di Napoli).
She has held many academic positions (Deputy Dean of International Relations, Faculty of Law, Universitat de les Illes Balears; Institutional Coordinator of the Erasmus Programme in the same University from 1991 to 1998; Roman Law Area Coordinator, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). In every institution she has worked, she has endeavoured to increase the number of books and publications available for research purposes, both for subjects related to the ancient world (Roman Law, Latin Philology, Epigraphy, Papyrology, Ancient History) and Comparative Law. She has promoted the exchange of teaching staff from other countries through conferences, seminars and lectures. She has been a member of Thesis Examining Committees, Fellowship Selection Committees (“La Caixa”, AGAUR, ANEP, AVAP) and National Professor Selection Committees (ANECA; she was the President of the Commission from Mai 2011 to July 2015). Many of her
SHORT LIST OF RECENT PUBLISHED PAPERS AND BOOKS about Animal Law
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T., La descosificación de las animales I y II, en dA (Forum of Animal Law Studies) 2017 vol.2 y 3 http://revistes.uab.cat/da/issue/archive)
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T., “La descosificación de los animales”, Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito da UFSM, v. 12, n. 1 / 2017.
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T. / Souther, C.,Invasive Animal Species: International Impacts and Inadequate Interventions, en What can Animal Law learn from Environmental Law? (Randall S. Abate ed., ELI Press, 2015)
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T. / Souther, C.,
Climate Justice for Human and Nonhuman Islanders: Domestic Duties, Regional Responsibilities, and International Interventions, en Climate Justice (Randall Abate ed. ELI Press 2016)
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T., An Overview of Spanish Animal Law, en FAVRE, D. y GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA (Eds.) Animals and the Law (Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia 2015) 211ss.
- GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA, T., Estatuto jurídico de los animales: aspectos comparados, en BALTASAR, B. (Coord.), "El Derecho de los Animales" (Marcial Pons. Biblioteca de Gobernanza y Derechos Humanos, 2015) p.143-177
A complete list of papers (71) on Animal Law from 2010 to 2017, available at: http://revistes.uab.cat/da/search/search