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Teaching Faculty

With over 60 professors in the program, our student-teacher ratio is less than 1 : 1.

                                I) Current Edition’s Professors

Robert Alexy

Professor emeritus at the Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany

He has written extensively on legal argumentation, constitutional rights, and legal philosophy in general. Among his books are A Theory of Legal Argumentation. The Theory of Rational Discourse as Theory of Legal Justification (1978; Clarendon 1989), A Theory of Constitutional Rights (1985; Oxford 2002), and The Argument from Injustice: A Reply to Legal Positivism (Oxford 2002).

Juan Pablo Alonso

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Is a Lawyer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and a Doctor of Law from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

He is a regular adjunct professor of General Theory of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, and a postgraduate professor at this Faculty, at the University of Palermo and at the Torcuato Di Tella University. He works professionally as a criminal lawyer in the City of Buenos Aires.

María Beatriz Arriagada Cáceres

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

Has a Law Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004), bar as a lawyer (Supreme Court, 2005), and PhD in Law from the University of Chile (2013). She is currently a professor, researcher and Director of the Department of Theory of Law of the Faculty of Law of the Diego Portales University of Santiago de Chile. Her main lines of research are theory of norms, legal concepts, subjective legal positions and fundamental rights, from the perspective of analytical theory of law. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Collection "Derecho en Democracy" of Editorial LOM and of the Scientific Committee of Analisi e diritto.

Mauro Barberis

Professor at the University of Trieste, Italy

His research is focused on general jurisprudence, history of legal, political and constitutional thought, and metaethics. Co-founder and co-editor of Ragion pratica, and co-editor of Materiali per una storia de la cultura giuridica, he has published widely in international juridprudential journals, mostly in Italian and Spanish.

His books include: Benjami Constant. Rivoluzione, costituzione, progresso (Bologna 1988), Il Diritto come discorso e come comportamento (Torino 1990), L’evoluzione del Diritto (1998), Libertá (Bologna 1999), Filosofia del Diritto. Un’introduzione teorica (Torino 2003), La heterogeneidad del bien. Tres ensayos sobre el pluralismo ético (México 2006), Etica para jurístas (Madrid 2008), Europa del Diritto (Bologna 2008), Giuristi e filosofi (Bologna 2011), Manuale di filosofia del diritto (Torino 2011), Stato costituzionale (Modena 2012).

Carlos Bernal Pulido

Judge – Colombian Constitutional Court

He has research interests in the fields of constitutional comparative law, jurisprudence, and torts. He has published widely in all these fields in 7 different languages. His qualifications include a LL.B. from the University Externado of Colombia (Bogota) (1996), a S.J.D. from the University of Salamanca (Spain) (2001) and a M.A. (2008) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (2011) from the University of Florida (U.S.A). He has delivered guest lectures and presented papers in more than 20 countries. He was appointed judge of the Colombian Constitutional Court in 2017.

Martin Borowski

University of Heidelberg

is the Chair of Public Law, Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law at the University of Heidelberg.

Hernán Bouvier

CONICET, Argentina

Professor Philosophy of Law at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina (since 2009), National Research Council (CONICET-Argentina), Researcher (since 2011) and editor in Chief of Discusiones Journal (Review on legal philosophy, political philosophy and criminal law).


His research focuses in moral philosophy, legal philosophy and philosophy of criminal law, and has published and presented papers in several different locations (Germany, Italy, Brasil, Mexico, Spain and Argentina). He is currently working on Self defense and its moral and ethical justification, with particular interest in the liberal and republican tradition.

Michelangelo Bovero

Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy

A pupil of Norberto Bobbio, is a professor of political philosophy at the University of Turin. Scholar of ancient and modern political philosophy and of contemporary political and juridical theories, he has dedicated himself to democracy and fundamental rights topics. He is author of about 250 publications. He directs the "Scuola per la buona politica di Torino". Since 2007 he has been the honorary holder of the "Cátedra por la democracia y el derecho" at the Unitec (Politécnico) of Mexico City.

Alejandro Daniel Calzetta

Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile

Is a lawyer from the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires and a Doctor of Philosophy of Law and Legal Bioethics from the Universitá degli Studi di Genova. He has specialized in General Theory of Law, Deontic Logic and Analytical Philosophy. In his doctoral thesis he analysed the concepts of competition and competition rule.


His main lines of research are theory of norms, in particular competition rules, legal systems and deontic logic, having published in the Doxa and Philosophy of Law journals, and in collective works.


Between 2012 and 2016 he coordinated the Master Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy, dictated by the Universitá degli Studi di Genova under the direction of Professor Pierluigi Chiassoni. Previously, he worked as a lawyer in the O’Farrell studio in Buenos Aires.

Damiano Canale

Professor at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

MSc in Political Science and PhD in Legal Philosophy from the University of  Padova. He has been research fellow at the Max-Plank-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main), the Yale Law School and the University of Oxford.


Full Professor of Philosophy of Law. From 2010 to 2016 he was Head of the Department of Legal Studies "A. Sraffa". He is a member of the PhD School in Legal Philosophy at the University of Genova. He has been assistant professor of philosophy of law at the Università di Padova. He is a member of the editorial board for the journals Law and Philosophy, Argumentation in Context, Ars Interpretandi, Analisi e diritto, Discusiones.

Véronique Champeil-Desplats

Professor at the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre

Her research is focused on fundamental and human rights, legal theory and constitutional law.  Director of the CREDOF (Centre de Recherche et d’étude sur les droits fondamentaux, at the University Paris X ouest-Nanterre) since 2006, she wrote her PhD in 197 under the supervision of Michel Troper.

Her main works are Les principes fondamentaux reconnus par les lois de la République – Principes constitutionnels et justification dans les discours juridiques (Paris, Economica, 2001), Norberto Bobbio: Pourquoi la démocratie? (Michel Houdiard éditeur, 2008), Traduction et introduction, R. Guastini, Leçons de théorie constitutionnelle (Paris, Dalloz, collection Rivages du droit, 2010), L’effectivité des droits de l’homme, co-edited w/ D. Lochak (Nanterre, Presse de Paris 10, 2008), Droits de l’homme et libertés économiques, co-edited w/ D. Lochak (Nanterre, Presse de Paris 10, 2011).

Alejandro Chehtman

University Torcuato di Tella

Professor of Law at the Law School of the University Torcuato Di Tella and a Fellow at the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET). He is also co-Director of the Supreme Court Project at UTDT. Since August 2019, he is the Head of the Law Degree at UTDT.

Alejandro studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires, where he graduated with honors, and did his MSc in Political Theory and his PhD in Law at the LSE. His main research interests are Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, and Constitutional Law, with special interest in philosophical and empirical issues.


Alejandro was previously Fellow at the Law Department at LSE, was Marie Sklodowska-Curie at the Faculty of Laws at University College London, Visiting Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Girona and in LUISS, in Rome. Before coming to Di Tella he clerked at the Federal Appeals Chamber for Criminal Matters and at the Public Defense Office in the City of Buenos Aires.

He has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as the European Journal of International Law, Legal Theory, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Law & Philosophy and Stanford Journal of International Law. His book, The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment, was published by Oxford University Press.  He is currently working on a book project on a Theory of Asymmetrical Conflicts, to be published by Oxford University Press.

He is part of the Research Panel at Matrix Chambers, London.

Pierluigi Chiassoni

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Genoa

His areas of interest include theory of legal argumentation and interpretation, general theory of law, law and economics, and meta-ethics.

He holds a basic law degrees from the University of Genoa (1984), a master of laws from Cornell University (1987), and a PhD in analytical philosophy and general theory of law from the University of Milan (1990). He was admitted to the bar in 1992.

A co-editor of Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica,  he is also a member of the advisory boards of Ragion Pratica, Discusiones, and Nordicum Mediterraneum.

Several of his books and articles have been translated into other languages. His publications include Law and Economics. L’analisi economica del diritto negli Stati Uniti (Giappichelli, 1992); La giurisprudenza civile. Metodi d’interpretazione e tecniche argomentative (Giuffrè, 1999); L’utopia della ragione analitica. Origini, oggetti e metodi della filosofia del diritto positivo (Giappichelli, 2005); L’indirizzo analitico nella filosofia del diritto. I. Da Bentham a Kelsen (Giappichelli, 2009); Diritti umani, sentenze elusive, clausole ineffabili. Scritti di realismo militante (Aracne, 2011); Técnicas de interpretación juridica (Marcial Pons, 2011); and Desencantos para abogados realistas (Externado de Colombia, 2012).

Diego Dei Vecchi

Juan de la Cierva Researcher, Universitat de Girona

Is a Juan de la Cierva researcher at the University of Girona. Currently, he is also co-director of Quaestio facti: international journal on proof reasoning. He has been a professor of criminal procedure law, law theory and legal argumentation at various universities and has participated in both postgraduate courses and congresses in different countries. Part of his research concerns issues related to evidentiary reasoning and legal argumentation.


Among his publications: Problemas probatorios perennes, Fontamara, México, 2018; La decisión de encarcelar preventivamente y otros peligros procesales, AdHoc, Buenos Aires, 2017; “Doble instancia, inmediación y valoración de la prueba en el Código Nacional de Procedimientos penales”, Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado, 2018; “La peligrosidad judicial: sobre la justificación de la premisa fáctica de la prisión preventiva en la decisión judicial y algunas críticas no tan frecuentes”, La Ley Penal, 115, 2015; “Acerca de la fuerza de los enunciados probatorios: el salto constitutivo”, Doxa 37, 2014; “Tres discusiones acerca de la relación entre prueba y verdad”, en Discusiones 13, 2013; “Acerca de la justificación de la prisión preventiva y algunas críticas frecuentes”, en Revista de Derecho (Valdivia), v. XXVI, n° 2, 2013.

Andrea Dolcetti

Lecturer in Law at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

In 2010, he received a Ph.D. in Legal Philosophy and Bioethics from the Faculty of Law at the University of Genoa. He has also been awarded a M.St. in Legal Research from the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, and a Laurea in Filosofia (summa cum laude) from the University of Genoa. From 2009 to 2011 he was one of conveners of the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group.

His main research interests include: the idea of state sovereignty; the relationship between practical and legal reasoning; and the theoretical relevance of legal disagreements. He is also interested in medieval political philosophy; and in the epistemology of the social sciences.

Rafael Escudero Alday

Associate professor in Philosophy of Law at the University Carlos III of Madrid

He obtained a Ph.D. in Law at the University Carlos III of Madrid (1999). He has been Visiting Fellow at Genova University (Italy) and usually participates in seminars, conferences, LL.M. courses and PhD courses in Spanish and American universities (Nicaragua, Cuba, Perú, etc.). In 2011/12 he has been International Visiting Scholar at Washington College of Law (American University) and Recipient of Cajamadrid Foundation Scholarship. He is the main researcher in the project “La protección de los derechos de las víctimas de la guerra civil y la represión franquista”, sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency (2011-2012). Academic Coordinator of Erasmus Programme between Carlos III University Of Madrid and Italian universities of Genoa and Brescia. Member of the Editorial Staff of the scientific journal Analisi e Diritto (Italy-Spain). Co-director of the collection Postpositivismo y Derecho of Palestra Editores (Perú).

Author of several articles and monographs, his most important publications are: Intervención divina. El fracaso del Derecho en Palestina (Valencia,2005), Los calificativos del positivismo jurídico. El debate sobre la incorporación de la moral (Madrid, 2004), and Positivismo y moral interna del derecho (Madrid, 2000).

Fabrizio Esposito

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv

Prof. Esposito is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, University of Tel Aviv. He holds a Ph.D. from the EUI and was a visiting scholar at the University of Helsinki. 2018. Louvain Global College Fellow. He writes about law & economics, law & behavioural sciences, EU internal market, legal theory.

Carolina Fernández Blanco

Universitat de Girona, Spain

Is a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires) and LL.M from Columbia University (New York).


Since April 2013 she is a researcher at the Department of Philosophy of Law at the University of Girona and since March 2014 full-time researcher at the same University, where she has successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "A legal contribution to the debate on institutions and development. Approach from problems shared by Latin American countries”.

In September 2013, she published the book Law and Development (Editores del Puerto, Buenos Aires) of which she is the author, and in 2015, she edited with Jordi Ferrer and Carles Cruz the book Legal Security in Ibero-America (Marcial Pons, Madrid 2015). In this volume the work “Legal Security Indicators Project” was published in co-authorship with Jordi Ferrer. She also has numerous publications in book chapters and magazines that focus on various topics related to human rights, law and development and problems of the criminal process.


She has an extensive career as a university teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses. She has taught at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Salta (Salta-Argentina) as well as at the University of Girona. Outside the university environment she has been a teacher at UNICEF Argentina and at various governmental and international institutions.

Jordi Ferrer Beltrán

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Girona, Spain

Is full professor of philosophy of law at the University of Girona (Spain) and director of the Chair of Legal Culture at that same university. Among his most prominent publications: Las normas de competencia. Un aspecto de la dinámica jurídica (2000), Prueba y verdad en el derecho (2002), La valoración racional de la prueba (2007), together with Jorge Rodríguez, Jerarquías normativas y dinámica de los sistemas jurídicos (2011) y Motivación y racionalidad de la prueba (2016). He has co-edited the three-volume series Law, Politics, and Morality European Perspectives (2003, 2006 y 2007), La laicidad desde el Derecho (2010), The Logic of Legal Requirements: Essays on Legal Defeasibility (2011), El realismo jurídico genovés (2011) and Seguridad jurídica y democracia en Iberoamérica (2015). He has also published a good number of articles in magazines such as Rechtstheorie, Associations, Analisi e diritto, Ragion Pratica, Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, Teoria Politica and Isonomía, among others.

Sebastián Figueroa Rubio

Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile

Prof. Figueroa Rubio is a Lawyer, Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences from the University of Chile. 2011. And Doctor of Law from the University of Gerona, Spain. 2015. Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Chile. 2015-2017. He is now Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, University of Gerona, Spain and the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy.

Andrea Greppi

Professor of Political Philosophy at the University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Associate professor of Philosophy of law. He prevalently deals with political theory issues, and especially with the analysis of some aspects of the concept of democracy.

Among his publications: Teoría e ideología en el pensamiento político de Norberto Bobbio (Marcial Pons, Barcelona-Madrid, 1998), Concepciones de la democracia en el pensamiento político contemporáneo (Trotta, Madrid, 2006), La democracia y su

contrario. Representación, separación de poderes y opinión pública (Trotta, Madrid 2012), Laicidad y relativismo (Unam, México 2013), The Changing Role of Law in the Age of Supra and Transnational Governance (Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2014), Teatrocracia. Apología de la representación (Trotta, Madrid 2016), El campo de juego. Estudios sobre las condiciones del método democrático Fontamara, México, 2017).

Riccardo Guastini

Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Genoa, Italy

Co-editor of reknowned law journals like Analisi e diritto, Ragion pratica, and Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica, he has been a visiting professor at the University Paris X Ouest-Nanterre, Cardozo Law School, New York, Sciences Po, Paris, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and University Aix-Marseille.

He has authored many articles and thirty books in various languages, including: L’interpretazione dei documenti normativi (Milano 2004), Distinguendo. Studi di teoria e metateoria del diritto (Torino 1996, Barcelona 1999), Dalle fonti alle norme (Torino 1990, Sao Paolo 2005), Lezione di teoria del diritto e dello stato  (Torino 2006), Teoría e ideología de la interpretación constitucional (Mardid 2008), Nuovi studi sull’interpretazione (Rome 2009), Interpretación, Estado y constitución (Lima 2010), Le fonti del diritto. Fondamenti teorici (Milano 2010), Leçons de théorie constitutionnelle (Paris 2010), La sintassi del diritto (Torino 2011), Interpretare e argomentare (Milano 2011), Distinguendo ancora (Madrid 2013).

Giulio Itzcovich

Researcher in Philosophy of Law at the University of Brescia, Italy

Education: Bar Exam (2005); PhD in Philosophy of Law, University of Pisa (2004); Degree in Law, University of Genova (1999).

Teaching: Jurisprudence (Part C) (LLB), Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (2013); Member of the Doctoral Committee in History of European Legal Culture, University of Genova (2008-2012); Communication and Argumentation Techniques (module leader), Specialization School for Legal Professions, University of Brescia (2008-present); Theories of Justice (module leader), University of Brescia (2009, 2011); Legal Informatics (module leader), University of Brescia (2010); Philosophy of Law (module leader), University of Brescia (2009). Visiting researcher at the King’s College London, Centre of European Law (Apr-Jul 2011), l’Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Mar 2007), Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt (Nov 2002-Mar 2003).

Selected recent publications: “One, None and One Hundred Thousand Margins of Appreciations. Notes on the Lautsi Case”, Human Rights Law Review 2013; “Legal Order, Legal Pluralism, Fundamental Principles. Europe and Its Law in Three Concepts”, European Law Journal 18/3, 2012, pp. 358–384; “Più vicino ai cittadini? Processi costituzionali europei, politica della comunicazione e pubblicità”, Filosofia politica 24/3, 2010, pp. 467-488; “The Interpretation of Community Law by the European Court of Justice”, German Law Journal 10/5, 2009.

Matthias Klatt

University of Graz

Prof. Klatt holds a full professorship of Legal Philosophy, Sociology of Law and Legal Politics at the University of Graz. He is member of the Institute of the Foundations of Law and head of Graz Jurisprudence.

Prior to joining the University of Graz he was an assistant professor for Public Law, European Law, International Law and Legal Philosophy in Hamburg, where he received his habilitation on the practical concordance of competences. Still previously, Professor Klatt had worked as a Juliana Cuyler Matthews Junior Research Fellow at New College, Oxford, and as a law clerk at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. His dissertation on the normativity of legal argumentation received several awards.

Andrej Kristan

Ricercatore, Università degli Studi di Genova

With a dissertation on law’s hypertextuality, his interests are mainly in the fields of jurisprudence and the philosophy of language, though he also holds degrees in history of legal institutions and in law. He studied in Ljubljana, Poitiers, Paris (Panthéon-Assas), Brussels (European Academy of Legal Theory), Alicante, Genoa, Kraków and Berkeley, and serves as editor of Revus. Journal for Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law.

His publications include ‘In Defence of the Expressive Conception of Norms’, in Normativity, Rules, and Rule-Following (Eds. M. Araszkiewicz et al.), Springer 2014; ‘Cómo justificar una (no) intervención legislativa? Los elementos clave para un discurso legisprudencial’ in La argumentación jurídica en el Estado constitucional (Eds. P. Grández and F. Morales), Palestra 2013; ‘I revirements giurisprudenziali: una sfida per i contestualisti’, Diritto & Questioni pubbliche, vol. 13, 143-200; and ‘Hyperliterature and Law’ in Crossing Borders. Law, Language, and Literature (Eds. J. Gaakeer & F. Ost), Wolf Legal Publishing 2008.

José Luis Martí

Associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona

He holds a Bachelor in Law by Pompeu Fabra University (1997), and PhD in political science by Pompeu Fabra University (2004). Co-editor of the journal Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP), he is also member of the Tampere Club, and of the Advisory Board of the journals Isonomía and Teoria Politica. He has been Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (2008-2009) and next year he will be Visiting Professor at University of Richmond.

He has published several articles in five different countries, in English, Italian and Spanish, and has been translated into Portuguese.He is author of La república deliberativa: una teoría de la democracia (Madrid: Marcial Pons 2006), and co-author with Philip Pettit of A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain (Princeton, Princeton University Press). He is also co-editor of several books, like Nuevas ideas republicanas: autogobierno y libertad, co-edited with Félix Ovejero and Roberto Gargarella (Barcelona, Paidós 2004); and two books co-edited with Samantha Besson: Deliberative Democracy and Its Discontents. National and Post-national Challenges (London: Ashgate 2006), and Law and Republicanism: National and Post-national perspectives (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

Luca Malagoli

Università degli Studi di Genova

Holds a PhD in Legal Philosophy and Legal Bioethics (2016) at the University of Genoa.

He is currently a research fellow in Philosophy of Law at the Law Department of the University of Genoa and, since 2015, has been carrying out supplementary teaching activities at the University of Bergamo.


He is also coordinator of the Master in Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy, offered by the University of Genoa and the University of Girona.

Juliano Souza de Albuquerque Maranhão

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Is an Associate Professor at the Department of Legal Philosophy and Legal Theory, University of São Paulo. Researcher at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt. He holds a bachelor’s degree, post-bachelor’s and PhD’s in Law from the USP (1998, 2004 and 2011). He was a visiting researcher at Miami, Leipzig and Maastricht universities. Post-doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science at Utrecht University, Netherlands (2005). Coordinator and editor of Revista Brasileira de Filosofia. Currently develops research in the areas of Law Theory, Deonic Logic, Argumentation Theory, Intelligence Artificial and Digital Law.

Eric Millard

Professor of public law at the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France

Vice President of the IVR and member of the French University Institute, he also heads the doctoral school at the Paris Nanterre University. He has published numerous papers and chapters in different countries, including Théorie générale du droit (2006 Dalloz – Italian translation Teoria generale del diritto, Giapichelli 2009). His research is focused on legal theory questions in the field of analytical approach, and legal realism.

Diego Moreno Cruz

Professor at the University Externado, Colombia

Is a lawyer (2005), specialist in Financial Law (2007) from Externado de Colombia University; visiting doctorate student from the Nanterre Ouest Paris University (2010) and the University College of Oxford (2011); Doctor in Philosophy of Law from the Università degli Studi di Genova and European PhD in the same area, with the tesis of “Decisión judicial en acción”, directed by professors Riccardo Guastini and Pierluigi Chiassoni, (2013). Currently, he is a research professor from the Research Center for Philosophy and Law (2018); undergraduate professor (from “Constitutional Hermeneutics” and “Philosophy of Law”) and professor of different post-graduate programs within the Law faculty from Externado University; member of the research group of Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory from Externado University, corresponding fellow of the Tarello Institute for Legal Philosophy and professor of the Master “Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy” from the Università degli Studi di Genova.

Pablo Andrés Moreno Cruz

Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy, and at the University Externado, Colombia

Ph.D. in comparative law and comparative legal history (Ferrara) and master in European private law (Roma, la Sapienza). He was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Law School.

Editor of a few books on comparative law and on philosophy of law, he is also the author of El interés de grupo como interés jurídico tutelado, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2003. His recent publications include: Usos de la locución ‘adecuada representación’ y la operatividad de la Federal Plaintiff Class action estadounidense, Revista de derecho privado, 21, 2012; Los límites a la Exceptio Inadimpleti Contractus: La “buena”, la “mala” y la “fea” excepción de contrato no cumplido, Revista de derecho privado, 23, 2013; and Una (pequeña) caja de herramientas para el estudio de los sistemas de relevancia del precedente judicial (más o menos) vinculante, in XIII Jornadas de derecho administrativo. El precedente judicial, José Luis Benavides (ed.), 2013, forthcoming.

Álvaro Núñez Vaquero

Professor at Austral University, Valdivia, Chile

His areas of specialty are theory of legal science, legal realism, and theories of constitutional democracy. He graduated from the Autonomous university of Madrid, and eared his PhD from the University of Genoa.

Author of various articles, including “Ciencia jurídica realista: modelos y justificación”, Doxa 2012, and “Algunos comentarios sobre el debate entre neo-constitucionalistas y realistas”, Analisi e diritto 2010, he is currently editing a collection of papers on the theory of legal science, and preparing a monography on legal realism.

Daniel Oliver-Lalana

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Prof. Oliver-Lalana graduated in law and completed his PhD in legal philosophy at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). His recent publications include a book on legal communication (Legitimidad a través de la comunicación, Granada, 2011), a socio-legal study on data protection law (Derecho y cultura de protección de datos, Madrid, 2012, co-authored with J.F. Muñoz) and the contributed volume The Rationality and Justification of Legislation (Dordrecht, 2013, co-edited with L.J. Wintgens).

Valentina Pazé

Professor at the University of Turin, Italy

Prof. Pazé is a researcher of political philosophy at the University of Turin. From a theoretical and historical perspective, she dealt with communitarianism, multiculturalism, theories of rights and democracy. Among her publications: Il concetto di comunità nella filosofia politica contemporanea (Laterza, 2002); Comunitarismo (Laterza, 2004); In nome del popolo. Il problema democratico (Laterza, 2011); and Cittadini senza politica. Politica senza cittadini (Edizioni Gruppo Abele, 2016).

Francesca Poggi

Associate professor at the Department Cesare Beccaria at the University of Milan

She teaches General jurisprudence and Law and bioethics. Her main research interests are analysis of legal concepts, theory of legal systems, legal interpretation,  and bioethics.

She is member of the Editorial committee of the scientific journal “Analisi e diritto” (Marcial Pons, Madrid), and referee for the journals “Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica contemporanea” (Il Mulino, Bologna), “Ragion Pratica” (Il Mulino, Bologna) and “Teoria politica”, Marcial Pons Madrid.

She has published a book on permissive norms (Norme Permissive, Torino: Giappichelli, 2004) and a collection of lectures on general legal concepts (Concetti teorici fondamentali, Pisa: ETS, 2013) as well as a number of essays in Italian, English and Spanish.

Susanna Pozzolo

Full time Researcher at the University of Brescia, Italy

1993 J.D. from the University of Genoa, Dissertation on The Prosecutor’s duty to start legal criminal action and his political independence; 1998 Ph.D. with a dissertation on Neoconstitutionalism and Legal Positivism; 2000 Bar exam at Genoa’s Courto of Appeal. Since 1996 she spent several periods of study in Spain, mainly at Pompeu Fabra University and Girona University, and has various research fellowship in Italy, by the Universities of Genoa, Cagliari, Brescia. Member of the Genovese group of research, she participated at many research project. Member of the editorial board of Ragion pratica, Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica, Diritto e questioni pubbliche, About Gender. She teaches legal information, theories of justice at Brescia University where is Full time Researcher.

Among her recent publications: Costituzioni, interpretazioni, disaccordi, Appunti per un diritto che cambia (Aracne: Roma 2012); Neoconstitucionalismo y positivismo jurídico, transl. from Italian 2001, Palestra (Lima) 2011; with E.O.R. Duarte, Neoconstitucionalismo e positivismo jurídico. As faces de teoria do Direito em tempos de interpretação moral da Constituição, Parte II, Landy (Brasile) 2010 2°ed.; Onde está o direito? Pluralismo jurídico e conceito de direito: reflexões à margem do pensamento kelseniano, in CONTRA O ABSOLUTO. Perspectivas críticas, políticas e filosóficas da obra de Hans Kelsen (A.S.M.C.Matos y A.B.S. Neto) Juruá (Paraná) 2011; “To free her, we need to destroy the myth. Note antropologiche e speranze politiche”, Ragion pratica 37, 2011.

Giovanni Battista Ratti

Lecturer in Legal Philosophy at the University of Genoa, Italy

Before his appointment with the University of Genoa, he has been Government of Canada Research Scholar (University of Toronto, 2004-05), Government of Spain “Juan de la Cierva” Fellow in Law (University of Girona, 2008-2011), visiting professor at the universities of Girona (Spain, 2006-2008), “Pompeu Fabra” of Barcelona (Spain, 2008-2009), Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina, 2011), and Milan “Bocconi” (Italy, 2012 and 2013).

Amongst his main books are: El gobierno de las normas (Madrid, Marcial Pons 2013); Diritto, indeterminatezza, indecidibilità (Madrid, Marcial Pons 2012); The Logic of Legal Requirements (Oxford, OUP 2012, w/ Jordi Ferrer Beltrán); El realismo jurídico genovés (Madrid, Marcial Pons 2011, w/ Jordi Ferrer Beltrán); Norme, principi e logica (Rome, Aracne 2009); Sistema giuridico e sistemazione del diritto (Turin, Giappichelli 2008).

Andrés Rossetti

Professor of Constitutional Law at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina

Degree in Law, UNC 1984. Diploma in Human Rights Law, Institute of European Law, Academy of Law, Florence, Italy, 1999; LL.M (Master) on International Human Rights Law (Scholarship by the STINT Foundation), Lund University, Sweden 2000 and Ph.D in Human Rights Law, Palermo University, Italy 2007.

He has published many articles in specialized books and journals in Argentina, Spain and Italy. His most recents books are Derecho a la igualdad, 2010 and Derechos de niñas, niños y adolescentes, 2011 (Cijs, UNC-Advocatus, co-edited with Magdalena I. Alvarez) y Los derechos sociales en el siglo XXI (Dykinson, 2010 co-edited with Silvina Ribotta).

Prof. Rossetti will hold an on-line course in Theories of Justice together with professor María Cristina Redondo.

Juan Ruiz Manero

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Alicante, Spain

He is member of the editorial board of the journals Doxa. Cuadernos de filosofía del Derecho and Isonomía, and also of the scientific committee  of the journal Analisi e Diritto. He has participated as a lecturer at various doctoral programs, masters degrees and training courses for judges in Europe and Latinoamérica.

Author of numerous papers in his speciality, his books include Jurisdicción y normas (1990), Las piezas del Derecho. Teoría de los enunciados jurídicos (with Manuel Atienza, 1996), and Dos modelos de constitucionalismo. Una conversación (with Luigi Ferrajoli, 2012).

María de Guadalupe Salmorán Villar

Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (IIJ) - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Holds a Law degree from UNAM and a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Turin, Italy. She’s a full-time researcher (associate C) at the Institute for Legal Research.


Among her most recent publications are the articles: "Populism: an undemocratic ideology" (Teoria Politica, 2017, 7); "Ecuador and Venezuela: a new Latin American constitutionalism or new plebiscitary autocracies?" (Diritto & Questioni Pubbliche, 16, 2, 2016). And her participation in the book The Lay Republic and its Freedoms. The reforms to articles 24 and 40 of the Constitution, (UNAM, Mexico, 2015).

Alessio Sardo

Researcher with a grant at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

Alessio Sardo (European PhD in Legal Philosophy and Bioethics) is Researcher with grant at Bocconi University (Milano, Italy). He is also member of the “Tarello Institute”, and serves as editor for the Journal “Analisi e diritto”. He presented his works in Tokyo, Kanazawa, Lisbon, Kiel, Washington, Genoa, Milano, Paris, Zagreb, Nova Gorica, Saint Petersburg. He has been invited as visiting researcher at the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Juristisches Seminar (2013, 2014), and at the at the Centre du Theorie du Droit – Université Paris Nanterre (2012).

Some of his publications include “The Dark Side of Imperatives”, forthcoming in Capone, A. / Poggi, F., Pragmatics and the Law Vol. II: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives, Springer, Dordrecht, 2016; “Legal Philosophers, Meaning and Force”, in Burazin, Luka / Gardašević, Đorđe / Sardo, Alessio (eds.), Law and the State. Classical Paradigms and Novel Proposals, Peter Lang, Wien; (With Alejandro Daniel Calzetta) “Una nueva visita a la concepción expresiva” [A New Insight on the Expressive Conception], in “Doxa”, n° 37, 2014, pp. 45-63; “Alexy, sorazmernost in zatrjevanje pravilnosti” [Alexy, Proportionality and Claim to Correctness], in “Revus”, n° 22, 2014, pp. 7-19; Teorías de la ponderación – análisis critico [Theories of Balancing: A Cricial Analisis], in P. Grandez, F. Morales (eds.) La argumentación jurídica en el estado constitucional, Palestra Editores, Lima, 2013, pp. 239-272; In the Mood for Meaning. Considerazioni intorno alla teoria pragmaticamente orientata dell’interpretazione giuridica [In the Mood for Meaning. Reflections on the Pragmatically Oriented Theory of Legal Interpretation], in “Diritto e questioni pubbliche”, n° 13, 2013, pp. 231-283.

Natalia Scavuzzo

Università di Genova, Italia

She holds a PhD in Philosophy of Law and Legal Bioethics from the University of Genoa, Italy. Lawyer and Master in Law and Legal Argumentation, both degrees obtained from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. Member of the Editorial Board of the "Analisi e diritto" journal. Her research work focuses on the analysis of normative discourse, the epistemological status of the science of law and on questions of methodology in law theory.

Frederick Schauer

David and Mary Harrison Distinguished professor of Law at the University of Virginia, USA

Previously he served for 18 years as Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he has served as academic dean and acting dean, and before that was a professor of law at the University of Michigan.

He is the author of The Law of Obscenity (BNA, 1976), Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry (Cambridge, 1982), Playing By the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life (Clarendon/Oxford, 1991), Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes (Belknap/Harvard, 2003), and Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Harvard, 2009). He is also co-editor of The Philosophy of Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings (1996) and The First Amendment: A Reader (1995), and author of numerous articles on constitutional law and theory, freedom of speech and press, legal reasoning and the philosophy of law.

Giovanni Tuzet

Assistant professor at the Bocconi University of Milan

His areas of interest include epistemology, philosophy of logic, pragmatism, normative sciences and, in particular, philosophy of law. Before joinning the Bocconi University in Milan to teach Economic Analysis of Law and Legal Hermeneutics, he was a post-doc researcher at the universities of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Ferrara, Italy. He studied law and philosophy in Turin and Paris and wrote his Ph.D. thesis on Peirce’s theory of inference.

His publications include La prima inferenza. L’abduzione di C.S. Peirce fra scienza e diritto (2006) and Dover decidere. Diritto, incertezza e ragionamento (2010).

Carmen Vázquez Rojas

Universitat de Girona, Spain

Professor of the area of ​​philosophy of law at the University of Girona and consultant at the Open University of Catalonia. Her main lines of research revolve around the justification of judicial decisions, fundamentally in everything related to evidentiary reasoning, with a clear emphasis on the problems of using expert knowledge to make decisions about the facts.


She has participated in various research projects such as "Causation and imputation of responsibility" and "Science and judicial process: proof and attribution of responsibility" both funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation; in the CONSOLIDER project "Perspectival Thoughts and Facts" financed by the Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation; and he has been a member of “Consolidated Research Groups” recognized by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR, by its Catalan acronym) of the Generalitat of Catalonia.


Among her publications: “De la prueba científica a la prueba pericial” (Marcial Pons, 2015); “Estándares de prueba y prueba científica” (Marcial Pons, 2013); “Debatiendo con Taruffo” (Marcial Pons, 2016); “La prueba informática. Algunas consideraciones desde la teoría racional de la prueba” (Ara Editores, 2009); en revistas “La prueba pericial en la experiencia estadounidense. El caso Daubert” (Jueces para la democracia, 2016); “El perito de confianza de los jueces” (Analisi i Diritto, 2016); “La admisibilidad de las pruebas periciales y la racionalidad de las decisiones judiciales” (DOXA, 2015), entre otras. Además ha traducido diversos trabajos entre los que destacan “Verdad, error y proceso penal” de Larry Laudan y “Perspectivas pragmatistas” de Susan Haack.

Silvia Zorzetto

Researcher at the Università di Milano

Her areas of interest include semiotics, theory of legal argumentation and interpretation, general theory of law, legal drafting and legal method. After obtaining PhD in analytical philosophy and general theory of law from Milan University, she worked as research fellow at Cesare Beccaria Legal Sciences Department at the same university and as assistant at the universities of Bergamo, Milan-Bicocca, and Venice (Italy).

The author of La ragionevolezza dei privati. Saggio di metagiurisprudenza esplicativa (FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2008) and of La norma speciale. Una nozione ingannevole (ETS, Pisa, 2010), she also edited La consuetudine giuridica. Teoria, storia, ambiti disciplinari (ETS, Pisa, 2008). Besides, her publications include many articles in national and international jounrals.

Prof. Zorzetto will give an on-line course on Law & Reasonableness.

II) Past Editions' Professors

Pierre Brunet

Professor at the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France

Luka Burazin

Professor at University of Zagreb, Croatia

Flavia Carbonell Bellolio

Professor at Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile

Bruno Celano

Professor at the University of Palermo, Italy

Paolo Comanducci

Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Genoa

Massimo Cuono

Università di Torino

Giovanni Damele

Researcher at the Philosophy of Language Institute of the Universidade Nova of Lisbon

Timothy Endicott

Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Roberto Gargarella

Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marisa Iglesias Vila

Professor of Legal Philosophy at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Matthew Kramer

Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Patricia Mindus

Associate professor in Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University

José Juan Moreso

Professor of Legal Philosophy and Rector of Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelon, Spain

Giorgio Pino

Associate professor in Philosophy of Law at the University of Palermo

María Cristina Redondo

Associate professor in Philosophy of Law at the University of Genoa, Italy, and Independent Researcher at CONICET, Argentina

José María Sauca

Professor in Philosophy of Law at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Aldo Schiavello

University of Palermo, Italy

Michel Troper

Professor emeritus fom the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre, France

Vittorio Villa

University of Palermo, Italy

Ermanno Vitale

University of Turin, Italy

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