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2022-2023

CAMILLA SIGNORETTA

Camilla Signoretta is a former Alumna of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, graduated in law at the University of Pisa one year in advance with a dissertation about the abuse of rights, conceived as an all-encompassing private law doctrine to redesign the limits and functions of intellectual property rights.

As both a graduate and postgraduate student, Camilla joined several research projects at Lider LAB (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies), mainly within the fields of EU copyright law, Law and Technology, also delving into the interface between IP and AI from a multidisciplinary perspective. She worked on her final dissertation at Sant’Anna School about remuneration rights in EU copyright contract law during an entirely funded six-month post-graduate research stay at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany).

Her research interests span from intellectual property law, data protection, competition law, and comparative property law to private law theory. In particular, her research project stems from the embryonal reflections of the graduation thesis. Its ultimate objective is to revitalize the abuse of rights and the essential function doctrines as normative guidelines to delimit intellectual property rights internally.

 

 

BEATRICE BALDINI 

Beatrice graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Florence in October 2021, discussing a thesis on public employment litigations in civil and administrative trials.

After graduation she started a legal internship at the Tribunal of Arezzo and gained professional experience as a trainee lawyer. Moreover, she was awarded for her academic merit by the rector of the University of Florence.

In the meantime, she continued her research activity in the field of administrative law combining her interest in the more traditional substantive and procedural issues of the subject, with the most current global challenges, such as the ecological and digital transition, with which the public administration must confront today.

Indeed, her PhD project deals with smart cities and aims to develop a legal-political model of the urban context, in which the regulatory tools do not hinder innovation, but protect fundamental rights by favoring "green oriented" choices and spontaneous aggregation between public and private entities.

 

CHIARA D'ELIA 

Chiara graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Pisa in May 2022 with an experimental thesis in IT Private Law entitled “Blockchain e Smart Contracts. L’InsurTech come banco di prova per le nuove tecnologie”.

During the course of her studies, in the period September 2019-June 2020, she was part of the Erasmus+ exchange program with destination Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville (Spain).

In addition, in 2021 she participated in the extra-curricular training course “CYB + 2021”, the advanced program of the Contamination Lab of the University of Pisa which allowed her to acquire skills and best practices in the world of research and business both national and international.

Her main research field concerns the legal challenges posed by the use of new technologies, particularly in the insurance sector (InsurTech).

She is therefore interested in Law & Technology (blockchain, smart contracts, algorithms, AI, etc.), Consumer Protection in Financial Services in the European Union, and Data Protection Law.

 

 

 

ERNESTO EDWARDS 

Ernesto Edwards is currently a Ph.D. in Law student at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa in Italy (a.y. 2022/23), researching Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, Technology and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular emphasis on the repercussions of the latter on the former regarding Film and TV.

He holds a J.D. from the National University of Rosario in Argentina (UNR '12) with a Diploma of Honor (Summa Cum Laude) and a Gold Medal from the Supreme Court of Justice of the Province of Santa Fe. He also holds an LL.M. with a Specialization in Intellectual Property Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England, United Kingdom (LSE 2020/21). He is a University Professor in Legal Sciences from the University of the Latin American Educational Center (UCEL '13) and a Specialist in Educational Management (FLACSO '14). He serves as Director of Legal Research at Fundación Libertad, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law at UCEL, and Adjunct Professor of Political Law at UNR. Furthermore, he is a radio and TV host, including his show La Inquietud on CNN Radio Rosario and Pantalla Completa on TELEFE Rosario (Paramount).

He usually publishes under the pen name Garret Edwards.

 

 

 

 

GEORGIOS CHRISTOU 

Georgios Christou was born in Cyprus. Prior to joining Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, he had completed his LLB from Queen Mary University of London with distinction, and completed a Master's degree in Regulation at the London School of Economics, focusing largely on the regulation of utilities, technology, and competition law. He has also worked briefly in the Attorney General's Office for the Republic of Cyprus.

 

Georgios is primarily interested in matters arising from the emergence of new technologies and how the law interacts with them and is molded to deal with the challenges such new technologies bring to the table. As such, he is researching about the regulation of robotic exoskeletons and the regulatory and ethical challenges that arise from them.

 

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GIULIO SANTINI

Giulio Santini (1998) graduated cum laude in Law from the Università di Pisa in September 2022, with a Constitutional Law dissertation, dedicated to the executive agreements in the Italian constitutional history.

He also studied at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna as a honours undergraduate student in Law. He was a visiting student at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris in 2019. In 2021, he attended, with a scholarship, a seasonal school organised by the Georgetown University Law Center.

Giulio interned at the Dipartimento per le Riforme costituzionali of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in 2020-21. Currently, he is a trainee lawyer at the Florence Bar.

Since 2019, he has collaborated with the editorial board of the journal "Forum di Quaderni costituzionali".

 

 

 

 

ROSSELLA LANDI

Rossella Landi graduated summa cum laude in Law from Sapienza University of Rome where she has been assisting the Chair of Criminal Procedure and European Criminal Procedure. She has been actively collaborating with the editorial board of the journal Archivio Penale. 

Her academic interests encompass the general theory of criminal law and criminal justice, judicial cooperation, military law, the rule of law, and the right to a defense. Her Ph.D. research regards the principle of legality from a procedural stance.

 

 

NICCOLÒ DECORATO

Niccolò got a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and enrolled in the Master’s degree Theoretical Physics curriculum, which he quit to pursue his current career. He graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Florence in May 2021.

After graduation, he has been working as a trainee lawyer in Florence since October 2021, he was awarded the “Premio America Giovani” by the “Fondazione Italia-USA” in April 2022 and he was also granted a research scholarship on the criminal offences against cultural heritage by the University of Florence, from June to September 2022. He is currently a member of the editorial team of two criminal law journals: disCrimen and Criminalia.

His research interests are currently: cultural heritage, both as the object of illicit trafficking and as a mean for money laundering schemes; legality-compliant substantive criminal law in the interlegality context; criminal law safeguards against excessive judicial discretion.

 

SOFIA PELIZZARI

Sofia graduated at the University of Trento in March 2020, with a dissertation related to the european and italian university system, with a focus on the mismatch between Univeristy qualifications and labor market demand. During her undergraduate career, she attended the "Transnational Law Programme" as L.L.M. fellow candidate in U.S. Law.  She took part in different university activities: founding the Trento Student Law Review, a student runned peer-reviewed law journal, and sitting in the Faculty Council as representative student. 

She has spent an internship period working for an international law firm and she completed her legal practice at the State District Attorney's Office of Brescia.

Sofia started her collaboration with Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna as research fellow on One Million Genomes Project, working on the secondary use of Health Data.

Her PhD research project is related to the necessity to allow a "broad consent" to legitimate the secondary use of health data for scientific research purposes. 

 

 

 

 

NICKSON MAYIEKA OIRA 

 

Nickson Mayieka Oira is a Kenyan citizen and has a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, and an LLM Degree in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from Ohio Northern University, USA. He has over 15 years of experience working for local and international non-governmental organizations in the areas of constitution and constitutionalism, democracy, governance, Human Rights, Peace Building and Program Management. His PhD research deals with eternity clauses in constitutional making, as a way to tame partisan unconstitutional changes.