Koen Lenaerts obtained a Candidat en droit (summa cum laude) in 1974 at the Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP). In 1977, he graduated as a licentiate in law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (summa cum laude, with special congratulations of the Jury). He graduated as a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1978 at Harvard Law School, with a Belgian Fulbright scholarship, and in 1979 as a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1982, he obtained a PhD in Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, with a comparative study analysing the constitutional case-law of the European Court of Justice and the American Supreme Court.
Since 1983, Koen Lenaerts has been professor of EU law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is also the director of the Institute of European Law of the university. From 1984 until 1989, he was a professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. From 1984 until 1985, he was law clerk to Judge René Joliet at the Court of Justice of the European Communities. From 1986 until 1989, he was a Member of the Brussels Bar acting as attorney in the European Court of Justice, on behalf of the Belgian state. He was made an Honorary Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple, London, in 2010. From 1989 until 6 October 2003, he was a Judge of the European Court of First Instance (the General Court), and since 7 October 2003, he has been a Judge at the European Court of Justice, where he became the Vice-president in 2012 and the President in 2015.
Koen Lenaerts's CV and list of publication can be found here.
The distinguished lecture of Koen Lenaerts at the summer school will be held on Saturday 23 July 2016. Have a look at the preliminary programme here.