Brief Bio

Simona Novaretti is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Turin, School of Law, where she teaches Chinese Law, Comparative Law, and Law and Society in Asia. She graduated and obtained her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Venice, Ca’Foscari, got her LLB and LLM from the University of Turin, School of Law, and got her Ph.D. in Comparative Law from the University of Milan. Her research activity focuses on Chinese Law. She has published articles on Chinese law and language, Chinese contract law, Chinese public interest law and Chinese law and society. She has published monographs on public interest litigation in China, and on public participation in the protection of cultural heritage in the PRC. She is now in the process of writing a book on the relationship between ethics and law in China. Simona is member of the scientific committee of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research and Studies of Women and Gender (Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche e Studi delle Donne e di Genere – CIRSDe)  and of the Interdipartimental Center Labont – Laboratory for Ontology . She is also member of the European Chinese Law Association; of the Italian Association of Comparative Law; of the Italian Society for the Research on Comparative Law; of the Italian Association of Chinese Studies and of the Law Institute.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Bioethics and the Law in Legal Comparative Perspective (Spring 2023)
  • Introduction to Chinese Law (Spring 2023)
  • Ethics and the Law in China (Spring 2021)