Catherine Gauthier: Vice-President in charge of the board of directors

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Catherine Gauthier, professor of public law, was elected Vice-President of the board of directors on Monday, 24th January 2022, together with Dean Lewis as President of the University of Bordeaux.

Photo : Catherine Gauthier © Arthur Pequin
Catherine Gauthier © Arthur Pequin

With a Master degree in public law from the Toulouse Capitole Law School, Catherine Gauthier then obtained a Diploma of Advanced Specialised Studies (DESS) in health law then a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in public law from the University of Bordeaux. At the end of her last year of postgraduate study, she became fascinated by the issues of democratic transition in central and eastern European countries and for the work carried out by the Council of Europe in this field.

It was therefore only natural for her to undertake a doctoral thesis on the 'enlargement' of the Council of Europe. In 2003, she was recruited as a lecturer at the University of Bordeaux, and promoted to professor in 2020

In terms of research, she conducts work in European human rights law and European law on aliens, asylum and immigration. In terms of teaching, she is involved in the management of several degrees: Bachelor of Law, Master of European Expertise, Master of Economic Cooperation and International Affairs.

As an extension of her teaching and research activities, she has been an associate judge at the French National Court of Asylum since 2007.

Very involved in university affairs, she was elected for two consecutive terms to the Council of the Faculty of Law and Political Science (in French) and appointed Vice-Dean in charge of training, then in charge of Bachelor degrees.

I want to use my legal skills and my expertise in institutional matters to serve our entire community and to contribute to establishing the University of Bordeaux even more firmly in civil society.

Catherine Gauthier, Vice-President in charge of the Board of Directors

Key dates

2002 - Doctorate in Law

2003 - Lecturer in public law, University of Bordeaux

2014 - Vice-Dean of the Bordeaux Faculty of Law and Political Science

2020 - Professor of public law, University of Bordeaux

2022 - Vice-President of the University of Bordeaux's board of directors

Mission Statement - Catherine Gauthier (in French)

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