Lorenzo Gradoni

Professor Lorenzo Gradoni


Lorenzo Gradoni graduated in Political Science – History of International Relations (magna cum laude) at the University of Bologna. He holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Ph.D. in EU Law from the University of Bologna. Before joining the MPI, he was Associate Professor of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Bologna. He has been Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne Law School, the Universities of Turin, Florence and Trento, and an External Scientific Fellow at the MPI, where he served as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. He is the winner of the Italian Society of International Law Prize, the European Society of International Law Book Prize, and the James Crawford Prize. He regularly acts as reviewer for leading law journals and academic publishers. His research focuses on history of international legal thought, sources theory, particularly customary law, outer space law, WTO law, climate change litigation, as well as on international/transnational adjudication more generally.