Professor Francesco Maiani

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Co-director of the LL.M in International Business Law


Francesco Maiani is a Professor of European Law at the University of Lausanne, Vice-Dean of its Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration and Director of the University's Law School. His research interests include the Law of European Integration, International Human Rights and Refugee Law, as well as EU Migration Law and Policies. He teaches EU Law, and is regularly invited to teach subjects of Migration Law.


Born in Rome in 1974, he holds a Degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza), an LL.M. in European and International Economic Law (Universities of Geneva and Lausanne), and of a Ph.D. in Law (Universities of Lausanne and Milano Statale). He is a former Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI, 2007-2008), a Visiting Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI (2015-2016) and a member of the ODYSSEUS Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe.


Professor Maiani publishes extensively on questions relating to the European law and relations between the EU and third countries, including Switzerland. The list of his publications is available here.


Languages: Italian (mother tongue), French, English.





Internal Market Law

Mobility of High-Skilled Workers



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