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Daria Sartori, Italy

"When I first decided to spend a period of research at Michigan Law, I was attracted to its reputation for academic excellence. Upon arrival, I found that being at Michigan Law was an experience far beyond the academic dimension. To me, it meant being embraced by a vibrant community of people who welcomed you with humanity and curiosity. Michigan Law has been a turning point not only for my professional and intellectual life, but also for my personal growth."


Research Focus: The need for precision in law of criminal offenses (lex certa) and on recent developments in this area under the European Court of Human Rights’ case law. Sartori aims to demonstrate that the European Court’s approach to lex certa is close to the one developed in common law jurisdictions, and that this approach is affecting the Italian understanding of lex certa. Her research includes a comparative analysis, taking into consideration how the UK and the U.S. legal systems deal with the need for precision in law of criminal offenses.

About Sartori: She received her PhD and Doctor Europaeus in Law from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2014. She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of Trento University in 2009, and in 2010, was first in the public examination for admission to the Doctoral School of Comparative and European Legal Studies of Trento University. Sartori is currently part-time lecturer of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law and a guest blogger of the Strasbourg Observer, a website that monitors activity at the European Court of Human Rights. She has served as a visiting researcher at both the Willelm Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and at Middlesex University, London.

Visitor during the 2013-2014 academic year.

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