Brief Bio

Lorenzo Zucca is Professor in Law & Philosophy. He holds the degrees of Maitrise from Paris 2 Assas, DEA from Paris 1 Sorbonne, Mjur from The University of Oxford and a PhD from EUI, Florence.

Lorenzo’s special interests are in jurisprudence, constitutional theory, EU constitutional law, and human rights. He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA (OUP, 2007) and articles on European human rights law and theory. He is currently working on the place of religion in the European public sphere. This is a study of one of the most pressing legal social and political problems in Europe and includes issues such as the ECHR protection of religious freedom, EU policies against islamic terrorism, EU enlargement to Turkey, and a wider debate on European identity. He also publishes in the fields of legal theory and is particularly interested in theories of human rights. He is also working on a research project on the methodology of comparative constitutional law.

Lorenzo has been speaker at many European and International Universities, including the University of Ghent, where he delivered a keynote address on conflict of human rights. He also lectured at the University of Yokohama, Japan, and Mofid University, Iran.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • European Human Rights Law (Spring 2010)