Dr Pablo Cortés is a qualified attorney in Spain and a lecturer at the School of Law of University of Leicester in the UK. His research interests lie in the intersection ofalternative dispute resolution (ADR), online dispute resolution (ODR), consumer protection, and civil procedure. He has recently published a monograph entitled Online Dispute Resolution for Consumers in the EU (Routledge, 2010). Pablo has carried out expert appointments by UNCITRAL and the European Commission.
Pablo is originally from Galicia (Spain) where he obtained his primary degree in civil law at the Universidad de Vigo (2003). He completed a LLM (2004) in European and Comparative Law (first class honours) at the University of Limerick (Ireland). During his Masters he taught Comparative Legal Systems. He proceeded to University College Cork (Ireland) in 2005 to write a PhD thesis. He was awarded the Matheson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors Scholarship in the first year of his research. In 2006, he was awarded the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (IRCHSS) to fund the remaining two years of his PhD studies. As well as conducting doctoral research he taught EU Law and Contract Law at University College Cork.
In September 2008 Pablo joined the School of Law at University of Leicester as a City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET) Lecturer in Civil Justice. At the School of Law, Pablo acts as a supervisor to PhD students and teaches (or has taught at some point) undergraduates and postgraduates in Civil Justice System, Contract Law, EU Law, and International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Pablo has been invited to deliver guest lectures and to present papers at many international conferences. He has also published articles in various prestigious academic journals, many of them on the topic of consumer ODR.