1. Introduction 2. The rise of a model : the European Court of Justice as an engine of integration 3. The saga of European legal integration : the court and its case law 4. The politics of judicial design : professionals and legal experts 5. The Andean Court of Justice : charting the course for its case law 6. What legal engineers do not get: rights politics and the pitfalls of concept stretching 7. Epilogue and excursus : the Andean way towards constitutionalisation.