Francisca Pou

Division of Social Sciences and Law
Department of Law

Francisca Pou

Full time professor
National Researcher (Level II)

Prof. Pou Giménez teaches Constitutional Law at the Law School. She holds a Doctorate and a Master’s degree from the Yale Law School in the US, and a Law Degree from Pompeu Fabra University in Spain, where she also obtained the Research Certification, within the Public Law Doctoral Program. She joined the Law faculty in 2011, after spending seven years as a law clerk at the Mexican Supreme Court. Prof. Pou Giménez is the editor-in-chief of Isonomía, a peer-review legal theory journal, and serves on the board of other academic journals.

Her research focuses on constitutional amendment and other modalities of constitutional change; the comparative analysis of Mexican constitutionalism; judicial review and the judiciary in general, with an emphasis on the relation between institutional design and performance; as well as rights protection, with an especial interest for antidiscrimination law and gender issues. She has translated into Spanish scholarship by Jamal Greene, Mitch Berman and Owen Fiss. She belongs to the General Coordination of SELA (Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política), an academic enterprise more than two decades long, product of the joint effort of the Yale Law School and more than twenty Latin American universities. She belongs to other academic associations and research networks, such as the International Society of Public Law, the Law and Society Association, the American Society of Comparative Law or the RedAlas, and to the Advisory Board of GIRE, the most important reproductive-rights public interest non-governmental organization in Mexico.

Academic Studies

LLB, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain
MA in Law, Universidad de Yale, USA
PhD in Law, Universidad de Yale, USA


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Topics of Interest

  • Gender
  • Freedom of speech
  • Language law
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Amparo
  • Human rights
  • Constitutional amendment
  • Courts
  • Judicial review

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