Siliquini-Cinelli, Luca

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  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Law
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20092022

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Biography

Dr Luca Siliquini-Cinelli joined the School of Law in November 2018. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University (2017-2018) and at Deakin University (2014-2017). 

Luca obtained his LLB (magna cum laude) and PhD (awarded without corrections) from the University of Turin, Italy. More recently, he was awarded the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching from Deakin University. A non-practising Barrister (Italy Bar), Luca is the recipient of the 2013 Avv. Paolo Catalano Award and the 2013 Dott. Gian Luca Innocenti Award for being the top candidate overall at the Bar exam (Court of Appeal of Turin).

Luca is Co-creator and convenor of the Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Research Cluster, a Dundee Law School-based forum which encourages the discussion of current research work related to law at the intersection of a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, English, philosophy, geography, and art. He also co-convenes the Dundee Law School Research Seminars Series.

Luca is the Go Abroad Academic Co-ordinator for Law.

Luca is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL), the European Network for Japanese Law (ENJeL), the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL), and the Italian Association of Comparative Law (IACL).

Research interests

Luca is a legal comparatist and philosopher specialising in comparative contract law, comparative legal traditions, continental philosophy and political theory (particularly the thought of Ernst Cassirer, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Giorgio Agamben), and Japanese socio-legal theory.

Luca welcomes proposals for PhD supervision in the above fields.

Research

Luca is co-author of Contract Law: Cases and Materials (Cambridge University Press, 2020); editor of Legal Positivism in a Global and Transnational Age (Law and Philosophy Library, Vol. 131; Springer, 2019); co-editor of the two comparative law volumes The Constitutional Dimension of Contract Law and More Constitutional Dimensions of Contract Law (Springer, 2017, 2019); co-author of the Italian tort law volume Danno e Risarcimento (Trattato sulla Responsabilità Civile, Vol 1; G. Giappichelli Editore, 2013); and author of two research monographs (IPSOA - Kluwer, 2011, in Italian; Vandeplas, 2014, in English).

Luca is author of several articles published in some of the leading law journals, including the International Journal of Law in Context, the Asian Journal of Law and Society, Law and Critique, The Journal of Comparative Law (twice), Global Jurist, the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, The University of Queensland Law Journal, the Griffith Law Review, The South African Law Journal, the Journal of Civil Law Studies, the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Chicago-Kent Journal of International & Comparative Law, the Loyola of Los Angeles Review of International & Comparative Law, and the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal.

Luca has also co-guest edited the 2021 Special Issue of Critical Analysis of Law on 'The Philosophies of Comparative Law', as well as authored the 2020 UK Report for the Special Issue of the Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law on 'The State of Japanese Legal Studies in Europe'.

At present, Luca is working on several research projects, including:

  • His third research monograph, for Edinburgh University Press (Encounters in Law & Philosophy series). The book offers a philosophical contextualisation of the origins and development of legal education and practice in the Western Legal Tradition in light of current developments in both fields (due in 2023);
  • The co-editing of a two-volume collection of essays on the biopolitics of legal education for Routledge (due in 2022).

Luca's work is widely cited by scholars and courts (including, most recently, the Constitutional Court of South Africa). He has contributed to the blogs Critical Legal Thinking, and Mind the Matter. Some of his papers have been recommended by the I.CONect Blog, the Legal Theory Blog, and the Law & Humanities Blog, and have made it in several top-ten lists on SSRN. 

Luca is the Co-organiser of the 2021 Critical Legal Conference at the University of Dundee. In 2020, he co-organised the Global Norms in a Divided World - An Interdisciplinary Symposium, held at the Centre for European and Transnational Studies, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. In 2018, he chaired the 'Critical Legal Education' stream of the Critical Legal Conference. In 2016, he co-chaired the 'Law and Philosophy' stream of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy's Annual Conference.

In 2020, Luca was nominated by the University of Dundee for the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2019, he was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (cancelled due to Covid-19). He has held visiting research and teaching positions at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento (2022); at the Centre for Law and Philosophy, University of Surrey (2019); at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (2018; The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Regular Research Grant); at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (2017; Visiting Fellowship - Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice); at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2016); at the Faculty of Law and EU Institute in Japan at Kyushu University (2015-16); and at the Private Law Department and Centre for Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Cape Town (2012, 2013). He will be visiting the College of Law, Australian National University, in 2022.

Selection of Funding Awards (in brief)

  • 2019, €1,936; Postdoctoral Fellowship; Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (funding body: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History); cancelled due to Covid-19
  • 2019, £2,830; Funding for Interdisciplinary Symposium on Normative Expectations of Global Public Goods in a Divided World; Centre for European and Transnational Studies, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast (QUB), February 2020 (funding bodies: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Centre for European and Transnational Studies, QUB; with Dr Mark Hanna)
  • 2017, £1,600; Regular Research Grant (funding body: The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation); Visiting Scholar Programme, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University
  • 2017, £1,500; Individual Research Grant (funding body: Liverpool Hope University)
  • 2016, SEK 25,935; Visiting Fellowship, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (funding body: The Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace & Justice)
  • 2016, $AUD 4,000; Visiting Scholar Programme, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (funding body: Deakin University)
  • 2016, $AUD 4,000; Visiting Scholar Programme, Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation, University of Southampton (funding body: Deakin University; not taken)
  • 2015-16, $AUD 1,300; Visiting Scholar Programme, Faculty of Law and EU Institute in Japan, Kyushu University (funding body: Deakin University)
  • 2013, €5,000; Visiting Scholar Programme, Department of Private Law, University of Cape Town (funding body: University of Turin)
  • 2012, €5,000; Visiting Scholar Programme, Department of Private Law, University of Cape Town (funding body: University of Turin)

Guest Lectures

2017, 'Juristic Practice as an Act of Experience', Faculty of Law, Uppsala University; Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace & Justice

Book Launches

2017, The Constitutional Dimension of Contract Law: A Comparative Perspective, Vol. I.; Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town; Guest Speaker: Professor Tjakie Naude

Teaching

  • English Law of Contract
  • English Law of Tort
  • English Law of Obligations
  • Critical Approaches to Law
  • Roman Law & Comparative Private Law

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