Francesca Bignami
Associate Professor of Law 2000-2003, Assistant Professor of Law 2003-2005, Professor of Law 2005-2008

Francesca Bignami was a professor at the Duke Law School from 2000 to 2008, teaching courses on European Union law, administrative law, and comparative public law. Her expertise focused on comparative constitutional and administrative law, as well as the law of international governance systems such as the European Union.

In addition to teaching at Duke Law, Bignami served as the Director of the Center for European Studies of Duke University.

Bignami received an A.B. from Harvard University (1991) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1996), where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She also obtained a M. Sc. from the University of Oxford, Balliol College in 1992. Prior to her entry into teaching, she clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1996-1997, and practiced litigation in Washington, DC.   While on the faculty at Duke Law Bignami was also a visiting professor at the law schools of Harvard University, the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and the Libera Universita Delgi Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome.  After leaving Duke she joined the faculty of the law school at George Washington University.


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Francesca Bignami Profile, The George Washington University School of Law, [] (last viewed March 2, 2015)

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