The “Luis Ortega” Thesis Prize
In honor of the memory of Professor Luis Ortega, former Director of the Academy of European Public Law, long-standing member of the European Group of Public Law, member of the EPLO Board of Directors, and member of the Board of Editors of the European Review of Public Law, the Academy is honored to announce the launch of the Professor Luis Ortega Thesis Prize. The thesis prize will be awarded on an annual basis to the best IILLM thesis, at the annual Conference of the European Group of Public Law. Thesis will be reviewed by an international jury and preference will be given to thesis with a focus on interests held by Luis Ortega, which included Constitutional Law and European Integration.
In 2015 the newly established “Luis Ortega” Thesis Prize was awarded to the Academy student Andrea Magliari, for his thesis on “The Single Supervisory Mechanism and the application of national law(s) by the European Central Bank”.
More of Professor Ortega Álvarez: He was an active Judge at the Spanish Constitutional Court from 2011 – 2015 as well as a Professor of Administrative Law at many Universities during his distinguished career, including the Universities of Castilla-La Mancha, Cambridge, Harvard, Dresden, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples Eastern University, Catania, Trento and many more. He chaired the team of university professors that drew up a Reform Bill for the Castilla-La Mancha Regional Statute and the group that drew up the draft regulations implementing the Territorial and Urban Planning Arrangement Act (LOTAU) of Castilla-La Mancha. He has been distinguished with the Great Cross of Military Merit -White Decoration. Above all his professional accomplishments, Professor Luis Ignacio Ortega Álvarez was a generous and caring friend and a true mentor for all.
In 2015 the prize was awarded to the student Andrea Magliari for his thesis on “The Single Supervisory mechanism and the new supervisory competences of the European Central Bank”.
In 2016 the prize was awarded to the student Leopoldo Zuanelli Brambilla for his thesis on “Alternative dispute resolution in the EU agriculture and fisheries Agencies”.
In 2017 the prize was awarded to the student Ionuţ – Bogdan Berceanu for his thesis on “Emerging administrations under European Union rules. Comparative analysis on South-Eastern Europe”.
In 2018 the Luis Ortega Prize was awarded to Simone Franca for his thesis on “Access to Αdministrative Justice under the European Union Influence. A comparison: Italy and Germany”.
In 2019 there was no award.
In 2020 the Luis Ortega Prize was awarded to Siravich Teevakul for his thesis on “The Judicialization of Politics and the Politicization of Judiciary in Thailand: A study of the Thai Constitutional Court”.
In 2021 the Luis Ortega Prize was awarded to Ms. Ferdous Rahman for her thesis on “Determination of Public Purposes by Non-National Adjudicators in International Commercial Disputes” as well as to Mr. Mario Paladino for his thesis on “Il complesso rapporto fra ordinamento statale e ordinamento sportivo in tema di sanzioni disciplinari sportive”.
In 2022 the Luis Ortega Prize was awarded to Mr. Pavlo Burdiak for his thesis on “Freedom of Expression on Social Media: Conceptualizing an International LawBased Approach to Content Moderation”.