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Professor of constitutional law, lawyer at Altea

Marc Verdussen, avocat chez Altea

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After working as a lawyer for fifteen years with Maître Pierre Lambert (his internship advisor) and Maître Eric Gillet, Marc Verdussen now dedicates himself entirely to his academic activities at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain). He has been registered with the Brussels bar since September 2016 and joined the Altea legal firm as a legal counsel. He primarily deals with constitutional law (fundamental rights disputes, conflicts of jurisdiction disputes, electoral disputes, etc.), notably before the Constitutional Court.

Marc is a full professor at UCLouvain, where he heads the Centre de recherche sur l’État et la Constitution (JUR-I-CRECO) (Research Centre on State and Constitution). He teaches Belgian and comparative constitutional law as well as constitutional justice. He has been, and continues to be, an advisor for many theses on these subjects.

He is co-director of the Chaire Démocratie, Culture & Engagement (Democracy, Cultures & Action Chair) created at UCLouvain in 2016.

He has been the Chairman of the Commission de déontologie de la recherche (Research Ethics Commission) at UCLouvain since 2012.

Marc was a visiting scholar at the Law School of the University of Berkeley (2001-2002). He was also visiting professor at the University of Ottawa (1998, 2000 and 2004), the University of Szeged (2003), the University of Aix-Marseille (2011) and the University of Lille (2012). He was Assistant Professor at the Université of Liège from 2003 to 2006. In addition, he gives lectures and courses at universities in other countries on a regular basis.

On 9 November 2016, he was appointed Docteur Honoris Causa at the University of Aix-Marseille.

Marc is a member of the international research group for constitutional justice and of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

He has written and edited a number of books and published many articles and scientific reports in Belgium and other countries. He is the sub-editor of the Revue belge de droit constitutionnel. He is also a member of the scientific committee of several Belgian and foreign journals.

He works as an expert on assignment for public institutions (parliamentary, ministerial, administrative and others) and works with the written and audio-visual media.

He has held several volunteer positions in the non-profit sector, notably with Amnesty International (AIBF).