Brief Bio

Lorenza Mola is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Turin, where she also teaches EU Law. She is the coordinator of the public international economic law issues taught at the Master of Laws in International Trade Law (ITCILO-UniTo-IUSE-UNCITRAL). She holds a PhD in International Economic Law from “Bocconi” University (I) and a D.E.S. from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (B). She was a Visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in 2006. She worked on WTO and investment issues at the Italian Mission to International Organizations in Geneva, at the DG Trade of the European Commission and for the Italian Development Cooperation in Vietnam. Her current main research interests are in international investment law, the international protection of economic and social rights, and the law of EU external relations. She has published a book and several articles in Italian and international edited books and scientific reviews.

Lorenza is a member of the Business & Law Group of the Law Schools Global League, the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights, and the Italian Branch of the International Law Association.

Representative Publications


National security and international investment law (in Italian), Giappichelli, Torino, 2010

Recent articles

Governance of financial crises: a role for the international protection of economic and social rights?, in P. Pazartzis, M. Gavouneli (eds.) with A. Gougourinis and M. Papadaki, Reconceptualising the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Resources, Investment and Trade, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016, 105-120

with Attila Tanzi, Breaches of State Contracts in the Interpretation and Application of International Investment Law in the Arbitration Case Law Involving Latin American Countries, in A. Tanzi et al. (eds), International Investment Law in Latin America. Problems and Prospects / Derecho Internacional de las Inversiones en América Latina. Problemas y Perspectivas, Nijhoff International Investment Law Series, Brill Nijhoff, 2016, 303-340

International Investment Arbitration and Serious Economic Crises: Lessons Learned in the Argentinean Crisis of 2000-2001, ibid., 370-399

Editor (with Joerg Luther), Europe’s Social Rights Under the ‘Turin Process’ / Les droits sociaux de l’Europe sous le “processus de Turin”, Editoriale Scientifica, 2016

The margin of appreciation accorded to States in times of economic crisis : An analysis of the decisions by the European Committee of Social Rights and by the European Court of Human Rights on national austerity measures, in Lex Social, 5:1, 2015, 174-194

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Evolution of the International Investment Regime (Fall 2017)
  • Protection of Economic and Social Rights Under International Law (Fall 2017)