Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Oviedo.
He holds a PhD in Constitutional Law from the University of Oviedo and a Master Degree in German Law (LLM) from the University of Bochum.
Dedicated to teaching and research since 1991, currently is Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Oviedo. Over the years he has combined his dedication to teaching and research the practice of Law as Alternate Judge of the Superior Court and the Provincial Court of Asturias, and as Member of the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service of the Principality of Asturias. In addition to having taught courses and lectures on his field of expertise in various academic and professional, national and international forums (Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, USA) it has developed several research stages in Spanish and foreign universities, including Rome, Coimbra, Freiburg, where he has been sponsored by the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, or Georgetown University (USA).
He teaches classes and seminars at different Degrees of the University of Oviedo (Bachelor in Law, Bachelor in Labor Relations and Human Resources, Master in legal protection of vulnerable individuals and groups, Master in socio-educative intervention, PhD in Law, etc.). He is also coordinator of Erasmus exchange programs with the European Universities of Freiburg, Bochum, Bergen, St. Gallen, Liverpool John More, Olomouc, Antwerp and Lodz.
His publications, covering books and articles in legal journals, have dealt with core issues of constitutional law, as the theory of the constitution and the limits to its amendment, the relationship between sovereignty and European integration, freedom of expression, religious freedom, fundamental rights for the minority, with special reference to the right to education and the teaching of civic-democratic education, the relationship between nationality, citizenship and democracy for which he obtained the Francisco Tomas y Valiente Award in 2005, the relationship between democratic citizenship and multiculturalism, the exercise of fundamental rights in public spaces, and more recently secession and constitutional amendment, as well as the legal status of animals.