M.C. Mirow


M.C. Mirow
Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. (law), Leiden University
Ph.D. (law), Cambridge University
J.D., Cornell Law School
B.A., Boston University

Professor Mirow is a founding faculty member of the College of Law. He was a Fulbright U.S. Visiting Scholar to Chile in 2009 and was recognized as one of FIU’s Top Scholars the same year. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Membre Associé of the Centre Georges Chevrier (UMR – 5605 Université de Bourgogne/CNRS), Dijon, France, and is an Investigador Honorario at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico. Since 2010, he has served on regional review panels for Latin American countries at the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, a review body selecting Fulbright Visiting Scholars at the professorial level. Mirow has held a Golieb Fellowship at NYU School of Law and has served as a General Reporter to the Société Jean Bodin. Holding diplomas in Spanish from Cambridge University and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, he is an affiliated faculty member of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. Mirow is on the Board of Editors of the Law and History Review, the American Journal of Legal History, and is a principal collaborateur étranger of the Revue de droit international et comparé (Bruxelles, Belgium). He serves as a co-editor of the series Studies in the History of Private Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, The Netherlands), and from 2004 to 2009, he served as the Advisory Editor of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. He has held visiting professorships at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile), the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), and the University of Miami. He teaches and writes in the areas of legal history, Latin American law, comparative constitutional history, property, and wills. His research has been recently supported by the Center for Latin American Studies of the University of Florida, the Chilean Ministry of Education, the Fulbright Commission of Perú, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Düsseldorf, Germany). He is member of the American Society for Legal History and has served on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Florida Bar.

Recent Publications

Latin American Constitutionalism: The Constitution of Cádiz and its Legacy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Florida’s First Constitution: The Constitution of Cádiz (Carolina Academic Press, 2012).

Ratio Decidendi: Guiding Principles of Judicial Decisions, Volume 2: Foreign Law (Duncker & Humblot, 2010) (edited with H. Bryson and S. Dauchy).

Global Issues in Property Law: Cases and Materials (Thomson West, 2006) (with J. Sprankling and R. Coletta).

Latin American Law: A History of Private Law and Institutions in Spanish America (University of Texas Press, 2004, paperback 2009).

Origins of the Social Function of Property in Chile, 80 FORDHAM L. REV. 1183 (2011).