Iturmendi Rubia, José Miguel


PhD: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Office: E6.8


José Miguel Iturmendi Rubia graduated from law school at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1997. He obtained "A" qualification at the final global exam at said UCM law school. He has completed various Master degrees an Expert and Specialist Programs in various national and international institutions. He holds a PhD degree by the Department of Philosophy of Law, Moral and Politics I of Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 2016 for which he obtained "A" Cum Laude qualification and the Extraordinary Award for Doctorate Studies. Currently he teaches as an associate professor at UCM School of Law, at CUNEF and CU Cardenal Cisneros. He combines his teaching obligations with the practice of law, focusing on Criminal law, Child related law and Data Protection. As a teacher he has engaged in various conferences on Information Technology Law and Human Rights Law for various institutions, as well as various Master programs. 


PhD in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2016).

Expert Course on Rethoric and Legal Reasoning from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2007-2008), Courses on Domestic Violence/Gender Based Violence (2005), Penitenciary Surveillance (2005) and Minors Law (2007) from Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, Master in Eclesiastic Law from Tribunal de la Rota (2006), Master in Software Engineering and Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2002), PhD Courses (Fundamental Rights, Philosophy of law and Sociology of law) from Phillips Universitat de Marburg (1999-2000), Specialist Course on Human Rights from Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Facultad de Derecho  de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Bachelor Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1997).

Research Interests

Theory of law, Philosophy of law, Software Engineering Law, Human Rights, German-Spanish Comparative Law, Legal practice.


Lawyer, Castillo Pravos y Asociados, 2003 -Present.

Lawyer, Gimeno y Asociados, 2003-2008.

Lawyer, 2000-Present.

Publications in Scientific Journals

Iturmendi Rubia, José Miguel: "Billy Budd y la tragedia del formalismo jurídico", en “Small Tutorial OnLine Course in Law and Literature", Proyecto Innova – Docentia, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Complutense, 16 pp, 2018.

Iturmendi Rubia, José Miguel: "Education. Source of Freedom of Conscience and Human Dignity", en Olteanu, Liviu –coordinador-, "Diplomacy and Education. For Religious Freedom. A Priority for Public Policy", International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty, 2018.

Iturmendi Rubia, José Miguel: "Sobre la inutilidad o la pertinencia de la investigación acerca del concepto de dignidad humana como categoría jurídica", en Sánchez de la Torre, Ángel y Fuertes – Planas Aleix, Cristina, en "Horizontes de cambio en el Derecho. Principios del Derecho IV", (eds.), Dykinson, 161 – 263, 2017.

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