Laura Moscati

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2019)

Laura Moscati

Laura
Moscati
Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2019)

After teaching at the University of Catanzaro, as associate professor from 1987 and full professor from 1990, and at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Laura Moscati is full professor of History of Italian Law and History of European Law at Sapienza Law School in Rome.

She is in charge of the International Affairs of Sapienza Law School, where she is also member of the Select Committee at the Department of Juridical Sciences and coordinator of the Section of History of Italian Law. She is also in charge of the double degree programme in Italian and French Law with the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, of the multiple degree programme “Juriste européen” of the European Law School and of the exchange programme with Columbia Law School.

She is the director of the PhD Programme in “Private Autonomy, Business, Work and Protection of Rights in European and International Perspective” at Sapienza Law School, and member of the scientific committee of the Master Programme in “European Private Law” and of the Master Programme in “Global Regulation of Markets”.

Professor Moscati is also full member of the “Società Romana di Storia Patria” and of the “Deputazione Subalpina di Storia Patria”; full member, and member of the steering committee from 2001 to 2007, of the “Società Italiana di Storia del Diritto”; full member, and member of the steering committee since 2009, of the “Société d’Histoire du Droit”. Moreover, she is co-director of the “Rivista di Storia del diritto italiano”; member of the steering committee of the “Rivista italiana per le scienze giuridiche”; member of the scientific committee of “Droits. Revue française de théorie, de philosophie et de culture juridiques” and member of the scientific board of the Italian-French University from 2004 to 2009.

Laura Moscati carried out many research and teaching activities in Italy and abroad and held lectures in national and international congresses; she was Professeur Invité at the University of Montpellier (2006-2007) and since 2002 she has been Professeur Invité at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas; since 2018 she has taught at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

She wrote more than 160 publications and developed her research activity in many fields of the history of law, in particular: Rome’s municipality in the central centuries of the Middle Ages; the rediscovery and study of the legal sources and their critical editions in the 19th century; the relations between the Italian legal culture, the French legal science and the German historical school of law, with specific reference to Savigny; the history of private law, with particular reference to specific institutions, as the legal regime of waters, the droit d’auteur and the copyright; the French commercial codification and J.M. Pardessus’ contribution; the effects of the economic crises on contract law in the 19th century in Italy and France; the development of civil law studies at Sapienza University at the beginning of the 20th century.

Education

Laurea Magistrale, Sapienza Università di Roma, 1978
Diploma di Perfezionamento, Sapienza Università di Roma, 1981

Areas of Expertise

History of Italian and European Law
Private Law
Intellectual Property

Publications
  • Alessandro Manzoni “avvocato”. La causa contro Le Monnier e le origini del diritto d’autore in Italia, Bologna 2017
  • L’imprévision  alla  luce  dell’avant-projet  d’ordonnance  di  riforma  del  diritto  dei contratti, in Persona e Attività Economica tra Libertà e Regola. Studi dedicati a Diego Corapi, Roma 2016
  • Liberté contractuelle et codifications commerciales au XIXe siècle, in Plenitudo Juris Mélanges en hommage à M. Bégou-Davia, textes réunis par Brigitte Basdevant- Gaudemet, François Jankowiak et Franck Roumy, Paris 2015
  • Savigny in Italien: zwanzig Jahre später, in Savigny International?, hrsg. von J. Rückert und Th. Duve, Frankfurt am Main 2015
  • Un modello per l’Europa: le concessioni d’acqua tra Settecento e Ottocento, in M. DeFocatiis – A. Maestroni (eds.), Le concessioni idroelettriche, Torino 2014
  • Tra ‘copyright’ e ‘droit d’auteur’. Origine e sviluppo della proprietà̀ intellettuale in Europa, Napoli 2012
  • Dialettica tra legislatore e interprete. Dai codici francesi ai codici dell’Italia unita (ed.), Napoli 2011
  • Intellectual Property Law in the European Legal Context: Tools and Perspectives, in European Business Law Review, 22/1 (2011)
  • Negozianti e imprenditori. 200 anni dal Code de commerce, Milano 2008 (with C. Angelici, M. Caravale, U. Petronio, P. Spada)
  • Au-delà du Code de commerce: quelques réflexions sur l’apport de Jean-Marie Pardessus, in Célébration du bicentenaire du Code de Commerce, Dijon 2008