Dr Luca Siliquini-Cinelli

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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, as well as 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).


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.


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