Prof. Dr. Manuel Ángel Brrmejo Castrillo is Full Professor of History of Law and Institutions in the Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and Legal History at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is the Director of the "Figuerola" Research Institute in History and Social Sciences since 2017.
He holds a degree in Law (Universidad Complutense) and in History (Universidad de Cantabria) and a PhD from the University of Cantabria.
He has carried out postdoctoral research periods at the Max-Planck Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt), the North Carolina State University (Raleigh), the Centro di Studi per la Storia del Pensiero Giuridico of the University of Florence, the University of North Carolina School of Law (Chapel Hill) and the University of Münster (Germany).
His research has focused mainly on the following fields: family and inheritance law, contractual and extracontractual civil liability, procedural law and doctrine, constitutionalism and codification, Spanish and European universities in the 19th and 20th and property law. He has published works in the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Turkey.
He is currently responsible for a national plan research project aimed at the elaboration of a Dictionary of Law Professors (1857-1943) and the study of the evolution of legal disciplines in this period. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heloise European Network on Digital Academic History and of the editorial board of several scientific publications.
He has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has taught at the University of Messina, the Federico II University of Naples, the University of Sibiu (Romania) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), in addition to several Spanish universities.
He has given conferences and lectures at various institutions and universities in the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Slovenia, Romania, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Cuba and Colombia.
He was Dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of the Carlos III University of Madrid (2008-2016) and Vice-Dean of Law (2001-2008).
He has been President of the European Law Faculties Association (2011-2012) and member of its Board of Directors (2007-2014). He was also member and spokesperson in the legal area of the Spanish Commission of the TUNING project for the harmonization of curricula, developed by the European Commission (2006 and 2007) and editor of the White Paper on Law approved by ANECA (2006). He was also co-founder of the Ibero-American Association of Faculties and Schools of Law (2010), treasurer (2013-2015) and Vice-President (2016-2017).