He graduated with honors in Law in 2008 from the University of Bologna and obtained a Ph.D. in Criminal Law in 2012 from the University of Parma, where he served as a research assistant in Criminal Law from 2014 to 2016, a researcher from 2019 to 2022, and is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Law (click here to view the university profile).
During his academic journey, he conducted research at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Queen Mary University in London, Goethe University in Frankfurt, and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg in Brisgovia. In 2010, he interned at the European Court of Human Rights. He has authored more than a hundred scientific publications, is a member of the editorial board of various legal journals, and at the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law held in Rome in November 2019, he was elected President of the Young Penalists Section.
In 2012, he began practicing as a lawyer, registered with the Bologna lawyers’ order . Subsequently, he was appointed as an ordinary magistrate with the decrees of December 23, 2015, and January 18, 2016, and until December 2019, he served as a judge in the criminal section of the Modena Court. As he is currently registered in the special register of full-time professors under Article 19, paragraph 2, of Law No. 247/2012, he provides consulting services as prescribed by the university system.
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