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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 the 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 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 on 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 University Professor in Legal Sciences from the University of the Latin American Educational Center (UCEL '13) and 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 in 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 does law interact with them and is moulded 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.'

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 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".

Giulio is the author of several articles and speeches on various Constitutional Law topics (parliamentary rules and practices, judicial system, form of government, constitutional reforms, head of state, defence policy).

His PhD research project is about the constitutional dimension of the NGEU European plan and its Italian articulation, the PNRR, especially with reference to the 'indirizzo politico' category.

Among Giulio's other scientific interests are constitutional history, electoral and parliamentary law, and the constitutional dimension of digital innovation.

 

ROSSELLA LANDI

Rossella Landi graduated with honours in Law from Sapienza University of Rome. Her thesis in Comparative Legal Systems, stemming from a study period at Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), addressed the axiological determinants of the “quota di riserva ereditaria” through a microcomparative lens.

Since graduating, she is been undergoing legal training at a renowned law firm, attending hearings of criminal matters before the Supreme Court of Cassation as well as drafting applications to be lodged before the European Court of Human Rights. Simultaneously, she has been involved in academic collaborations with the Chair Professor of Criminal Procedure and European Criminal Procedure at Sapienza University.

Her research interests encompass general theory of criminal law and criminal justice, fair trial, the rule of law and the right to a defense. Her Ph.D. proposal intends to test the feasibility of the jurisprudential co-definition of procedural provisions in the light of the principles of legality and predictability.

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.