Cosimo graduated summa cum laude in law at the University of Pisa (2016) and earned an advanced diploma summa cum laude from Sant’Anna (2017). He carried out an eighteen-months internship at the Criminal Court of Lucca (2016-2017), he attended a course on intellectual property at the London School of Economics (2013) and attended a summer course in international private law at “The Hague Academy of International law” (2015).
His research deals with administrative law, environment law and constitutional law.
His Ph.d. proposal copes with the inconsistencies and inefficiencies of the administrative punitive system, and aims at identifying alternative solutions rethinking, in a democratic perspective, the organization of those bodies entitled to apply sanctions.



Orlando holds a degree in Law summa cum laude from the University of Pisa, and an advanced degree summa cum laude from Sant’Anna, and an LL.M. in European, Comparative and International Law from the European University Institute.
His main research areas involve general Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, and European Law.
He is currently working on European legal pluralism and the theoretical explanations of European and National courts’ decisions on mutual relationships.



Matteo earned a degree in Law summa cum laude from the University of Pisa (2015) and an advanced diploma from Sant’Anna (2016).
He attended the Seminario di studi e ricerche parlamentari “Silvano Tosi” (University of Florence) and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris as a visiting student.
His research interests cover both comparative constitutional law and Italian constitutional law, in particular fundamental rights (freedom of expression and information and non-discrimination), asymmetrical federalism, and the problem of secession in national and international law. His Ph.d. project is about asymmetrical federalism and secession.



Edoardo graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Florence, and studied, within the Erasmus program, at the Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau Germany).
His bachelor thesis on the internal order of political parties, completed under the supervision of Prof. Tarli Barbieri, was awarded the 2016 “Vittorio Bachelet Prize”.
In 2017 he was admitted to the postgraduate course in Public Law, “Seminario di Studi Parlamentari Silvano Tosi” (Florence).
His main research interests involve political parties and interest groups in public law, election law, constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law, with particular reference to the German legal framework.



Massimiliano holds a degree in Political Science, International Relations and Administration from the University of Pisa (2014) and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florence (2016), and an (honor/advanced) degree summa cum laude from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (2016).
He was awarded the “Cesare Alfieri” Award in 2016 (Associazione Alumni “Cesare Alfieri”, University of Florence) for academic endeavors.
His research interests include the role and the functions of Italian Parliament, the structure and the organization of the Italian Cabinet and the regulation of Political Parties, as well as Italian Constitutional history. His PhD research is concerned, more generally, with the Parliament’s control functions (investigative and informative powers, policy evaluation). 



Asress Gikay earned his bachelor’s degree in Law from Addis Ababa University (2008), Ethiopia and an LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (2011), an LL.M. in Comparative Law, Economics, and Finance, from International University College of Turin (2012), and an SJD degree from Central European University (2016).
Before enrolling into the Ph.D program, he taught several courses at LLB and LLM levels in Ethiopia including Investment Law, Bankruptcy Law and Banking, Insurance and Carriage Laws at Hawassa University. He is the author of IEL Economic and Commercial Law Ethiopia (2014) and Competition Law in Ethiopia (2016) published by Wolters Kluwer.
His research focuses on Consumer Protection in Financial Services in the European Union and United States in the Light of Emerging Digital Technologies.