José María de Areilza Carvajal
Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
URL Associate Professor


  • Doctor in Jurídical Sciences. Harvard University
  • Master of Arts. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Master of Laws. Harvard University
  • Licenciado en Derecho degree. Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Areas of interest

  • European Union Law
  • European Union Politics
  • International Trade
  • Power and Influence in organizations


José M. de Areilza Carvajal has published extensively in the field of European Union Constitutional Law and European Union politics, in particular on institutional reform and allocation of powers between the Union and its Member States. His most recent book is entitled Law and Power in the European Union (Civitas Thomson Reuters 2014).

He has worked at Instituto de Empresa (IE), where he was Dean and founder of IE Law School, holder of the Jean Monnet-IE Chair and President of the Centre for European Studies at IE University. As Visiting Professor, he has taught at The College of Europe (Warsaw), Sciences Po (París), Kings College London Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Universidad Católica de Portugal (Lisboa), Central European University (Budapest), University of Miami School of Law, Getulio Vargas Direito Sao Paulo, Washington and Lee University School of Law (Virginia) y William & Mary School of Law (Virginia).

Between 1996-2000 he served as Advisor on European and North American affairs to the Spanish Prime Minister. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Madrid Bar Association and is a member of the New York Bar. He writes a weekly column on international affairs for the ABC newspaper, and also sits on the publication's Board of Directors.

In 2012 he was appointed Secretary General of Aspen Institute Spain, a foundation afiliated with The Aspen Institute in the US. In 2013, he was appointed Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute. That same year, he was granted the Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE Law School by the European Commission. He is a Trustee of the Spanish Navy Museum and of Fundación Santa María del Camino, that serves young persons with intellectual disabilities.