Filippo Contarini

Dr. iur.

Filippo Contarini

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Filippo Contarini

Academic achievements

  • 1/2020 Dr. iur., University of Lucerne (summa cum laude)
  • 10/2006 – 8/2012 BLaw and MLaw, University of Lucerne
  • 8/2005 High school diploma, Liceo Lugano 2

Prizes, awards, fellowships  

  • 11/2022 Professor Walther Hug Prize (Dissertationspreis)
  • 11/2020 Universitätsverein Luzern Prize for the best Dissertation of the Faculty of Law

Research stays

  • 10/2022 – 8/2024 Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc.Mobility grant, invited by the Institut d’histoire du droit Jean Gaudemet, Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2
  • 4/2022 – 9/2022 PostDoc Fellowship of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (Frankfurt am Main)

Teaching activities

  • From 09/2021 lectureships for “Rechtstheorie” (Master) and “Introduzione alla scienza giuridica” (Bachelor), both together with Prof. Dr. iur. Michele Luminati, University of Lucerne

Employment history  

  • 4/2021 – 2/2022 Lawyer in asylum cases (Junior), Caritas Switzerland
  • 8/2016 – 8/2020 Research assistant for Prof. Dr. iur. Michele Luminati, University of Lucerne 
  • 2/2013 – 7/2016 Direction Assistant for Michele Luminati, Director of the Swiss Institute of Rome (on-site until 8/2015)

Other experiences

  • 2019 – 2020 Coproduction of the play “Eine Emilie Kempin-Spyri. Alle Emilie.” by Sara Flaadt (on the first female lawyer in Switzerland)
  • 8/2017 Summer School «Gender, human rights and alterity», University of Geneva
  • 6/2017 – 9/2018 Member of the Research Commission of the University of Lucerne (as representative of the assistants) 
  • 9/2015 – 8/2017 Group leader of the scout group “Scout Lugano 1915”
  • 4/2012 – 3/2016 Communal counsellor [legislative] of the municipality of Porza, Ticino, for the Social Democratic Party
  • 1/2009 – 12/2010 Member as representative of the students of the law Professors’ assembly (Fakultätsversammlung) of the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne and of the Research Commission of the University of Lucerne (as representative of the students) 



A complete listing of Dr. iur. Filippo Contarini's publications can be found here.