Graduate in Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Hons, 1977). Doctor of Law cum laude, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1989).
Practising lawyer specialized in Administrative Law since 1977. During all these years he has developed an intense professional activity, providing legal advice, carrying out studies and legal reports, preparing legislative projects and development plans, as well as litigating in court.
In addition to his professional background, Carles Pareja also carries out an intense academic activity both in the fields of legal teaching and research. His academic career began at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and continued, since its establishment, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra as Professor of Administrative Law. He has published widely in the fields of Administrative Law, Land Use and Planning, Local Government, Environment, Public Regulation of Economic Activities, and is the author of many articles and contributions. He is also a frequent lecturer in courses, seminars and conferences in Spain and abroad. Carles Pareja is director of the Master’s Degree in Land Use and Planning and Environmental Law held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as well as professor at the Master’s Degree in Regional Policy and Land Use and Planning held at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. During 1992-93 he was a visiting researcher at the Stanford Law School (US), and professor of law at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya during 1997-98. He currently is president of the board of the Teatre Lliure Foundation.