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. She was awarded for her academic merit by the rector.
After graduation, she became a legal intern at the Tribunal of Arezzo, as well as a trainee lawyer.
She pursued her research in Administrative Law, combining her interest in the subject’s more traditional substantive and procedural issues with the most current global challenges, such as the ecological and digital transition, that the public administration must confront today.
Her Ph.D. 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.

Georgios is a Cypriot national. Prior to joining Sant’Anna, he completed his LLB at Queen Mary University of London with distinction and a Master’s degree in Regulation at the London School of Economics, focusing mainly on the Regulation of utilities, technology, and Competition Law. He has worked briefly in the Attorney General’s Office for the Republic of Cyprus, too.
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. During his Ph.D., he investigates the Regulation of robotic exoskeletons and the regulatory and ethical challenges that arise from them.

Chiara graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Pisa in May 2022 with an experimental thesis in IT Private Law titled “Blockchain e Smart Contracts. L’InsurTech come banco di prova per le nuove tecnologie”.
During her studies, from September 2019 to June 2020, she was part of the Erasmus+ Programme with destination Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville. In 2021, she participated in the extracurricular 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 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.

Niccolò got a Bachelor’s degree in Physics before enrolling in the Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics, which he then 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 worked as a trainee lawyer in Florence. He was awarded the Premio America Giovani by the Fondazione Italia-USA in April 2022, and he was granted a research scholarship on criminal offences against cultural heritage by the University of Florence, from June to September 2022. He is a member of the editorial team of two criminal law journals: disCrimen and Criminalia.
His research interests are cultural heritage, both as the object of illicit trafficking and as a means for money laundering schemes; legality-compliant substantive Criminal Law in the interlegality context; and criminal law safeguards against excessive judicial discretion.

Ernesto’s Ph.D. research looks at IP Law, Copyright Law, and 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 with a Diploma of Honor and a Gold Medal from the Supreme Court of Justice of the Province of Santa Fe. He also holds an LL.M. specializing in IP Law from the LSE.
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. He is also a radio and TV host, including his show La Inquietud on CNN Radio Rosario and Pantalla Completa on TELEFE Rosario.
He usually publishes under the pen name Garret Edwards.

Rossella Landi graduated summa cum laude in Law from Sapienza University of Rome, where she is a teaching assistant to the Chair of Criminal Procedure and European Criminal Procedure.
She has concluded her legal training, and before enrolling in the Ph.D. program, she actively collaborated with the editorial board of the journal Archivio Penale.
Her academic interests encompass Legal Theory, Criminal Law and Justice, and Military Law, with a focus on the rule of law, judicial cooperation, and the right to a defense. Her Ph.D. research examines the interplay between human rights, predictability, and the principle of legality in its procedural understanding.

Nickson is a Kenyan citizen with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Moi University in Eldoret and an LLM Degree in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from Ohio Northern University. On his back, 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 Ph.D. research deals with eternity clauses in constitutional making as a way to tame partisan unconstitutional changes.

Sofia graduated from the University of Trento in March 2020 with a dissertation on the European and Italian university systems, focusing on the mismatch between university qualifications and labor market demand. During her undergraduate career, she attended the Transnational Law Program as an L.L.M. fellow candidate in U.S. Law. She also took part in different university activities: founding the Trento Student Law Review, a student-run peer-reviewed law journal, and sitting in the Faculty Council as a representative student.
She interned for an international law firm and completed her legal practice at the State District Attorney’s Office of Brescia.
Sofia started her collaboration with Sant’Anna as a research fellow on the One Million Genomes Project, working on the secondary use of Health Data.
Her Ph.D. research project concerns the necessity of allowing “broad consent” to legitimate the secondary use of health data for scientific research purposes.

Giulio graduated cum laude in Law at the Università di Pisa in September 2022 with a thesis dedicated to executive agreements in Italian constitutional history. He also studied at Sant’Anna as an honors undergraduate in Law and was a visiting student at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris in 2019. In 2021, he attended, with a scholarship, a seasonal school organized 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 journal editorial board “Forum di Quaderni costituzionali”.
His Ph.D. research project concerns the constitutional dimension of the NGEU European plan and its Italian articulation, the PNRR, especially with reference to the ‘indirizzo politico’ category.
Giulio’s other scientific interests are constitutional history, electoral and parliamentary Law, and the constitutional dimension of digital innovation.

Camilla is a former Alumna of Sant’Anna, graduated in Law at the University of Pisa one year in advance with a thesis about the abuse of rights, conceived as an all-encompassing Private Law doctrine to redesign the limits and functions of intellectual property rights.
As a graduate and postgraduate student, Camilla joined several research projects at Lider LAB, mainly within the fields of EU Copyright Law, and Law and Technology, delving into the interface between IP and AI from a multidisciplinary perspective. She worked on her final dissertation at Sant’Anna about remuneration rights in EU Copyright Contract Law during an entirely funded six-month research stay at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, in Munich.
Her research interests span from IP 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 of doctrines as normative guidelines to delimit IP rights internally.