Founding member of Badell & Grau Law Firm.
Rafael Badell Madrid Law degree at the Andrés Bello Catholic University; Admitted to the Bar Association of Caracas; Founder and senior partner of Badell & Grau law firm; Master’s degree in administrative law at the Central University of Venezuela; Doctor of laws (PhD) at Andrés Bello Catholic University; Foreign Legal Consultant admitted in the Florida State Bar, USA; Professor at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Lifetime member of the Political and Social Sciences Academy and Corresponding Foreign Member of the Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence.
Rafael Badell Madrid began in the public law area since 1979, when he joined the Attorney General’s Office, an agency where he held various positions until become Director of advisory services of the State and, later, Director of administrative litigation.
He was judge rapporteur (decision drafter) of the First Contentious Administrative Court; associate judge of the First Contentious Administrative Court; judge rapporteur of the Political-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ; associate judge of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice; and of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.
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Likewise, he has been dedicated to academic activity. In 1980 he joined the Legal Research Institute of the Andrés Bello Catholic University, where he remained as a researcher until 1984. Professor at the Andrés Bello Catholic University, where he began his academic activity in 1982. Since then, he has been a professor at that University, in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses, of public international law, administrative law, administrative procedural law and constitutional procedural law. He is currently the head of the subject constitutional procedural law.
Rafael Badell Madrid was professor of Administrative Law at the Central University of Venezuela in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses. Has been professor of Constitutional Procedural Law and Administrative Procedural Law at the Monteávila University, in undergraduate and graduate courses. He was also, professor at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA). Visiting professor of the Externado University of Colombia (1995). Extraordinary visiting professor at Salta Catholic University, Argentina (2001) and at the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain (2001-2002).
Rafael Badell Madrid took the chair Andrés Bello at the St. Antony’s College at the Oxford University during the academic term 1998-1999. Then, was designated Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University (2006-2007).
He has been guest speaker in forums and seminars in Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Spain, United States, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Rafael Badell Madrid is author of more than one hundred and thirty articles and studies, and ten books related to public law. For his academic work and teaching career he has been honored three times by the Andrés Bello Catholic University (1996, 2006, 2013). He received in 2000 the Order Arminio Borjas in his First Class from the Bar Association Federation of Venezuela. He was awarded from the Municipal Council of the Libertador Municipality; likewise, he received the municipal award “Medalla de Honor al Mérito Municipal”, awarded by the Sucre District Mayor’s Office, Miranda state in 2003. He was also awarded from the Legal Research Institute of Lara in the same year 2003. He was awarded by the Universidad de Yacambú in Barquisimeto in 2014, within the framework of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the University, in which the XI Jurisprudential Law Conference in honor to him took place. He was also awarded by the Bar Association of Caracas in two opportunities in 2004 and 2015. Received the Orden Dr. Francisco Antonio Rísquez awarded by the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. In 2016 he received the Orden Dr. José Montiel awarded by the Bar Association of Carabobo and in 2020 he received the Orden José Casanova Godoy, awarded by the Bar Association of Aragua. In 2022 he was distinguished with the Gran Orden del Colegio de Abogados del Estado Miranda.