Born in Gijón (Asturias) on 26 May 1946, Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias has a degree (University of Oviedo, 1968) and doctorate in Law (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1975). He has been a lecturer at the following universities: Oviedo, Freiburg, Autónoma de Madrid and Complutense de Madrid. In 1982 he was appointed Professor of Public International Law at the University of Extremadura and he held the same Chair at the University of Granada from 1983 to 2003. He has been both Judge (1986-2003) and President (1994-2003) of the Court of Justice of the European Communities. In December 2003 he was appointed Professor of Public International Law at Madrid's Universidad Complutense. He is Jean Monnet Chair of European Community Law, Director of the Department of European Studies at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset (2004-05), Co-director of the Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo and member of the Editorial Boards of various law reviews.
He is also a member of the Curatorium of the Max Planck Institute for International Public Law and Comparative Law in Heidelberg, Doctor honoris causa by the University of Turin, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Rumania), Sarre University, Oviedo University and the University of Saint Clement of Ohrid in Sofia (Bulgaria). He is an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn (London) and King's Inn (Dublin), Honorary Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies (London), Honorary Member of the Academia Asturiana de Jurisprudencia, Diplom
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