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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Justin O. Frosini

Justin O. Frosini
Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law
Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development; Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Luigi Bocconi University


Geographic Areas
Eastern Europe
Northern Africa
United Kingdom
Western Europe

International Law
Nation-building and Democratization
Rule of Law


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Background and Education
Justin O. Frosini is Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Bocconi University, Milan, and Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also the Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development in Bologna, Italy. Frosini is the co-coordinator of a research group of the International Association of Constitutional Law devoted to constitutionalism in illiberal democracies, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Constitutional Law published by Oxford University Press. Frosini has been a visiting professor at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada where, in 2010, he was awarded the European Union Centre of Excellence Visiting Scholar Grant. Since 2003 he is the co-director of the Europe Union and Legal Reform Summer School held every July in Igalo, Montenegro. Frosini was also a member of a group of seven international scholars conducting case studies for a 5-year project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He received his PhD in constitutional law from the University of Bologna.

Other Publications
Frosini is the author of a book on the legal value of constitutional preambles for which he received an Excellency in Research Prize from Bocconi University in 2013. He has published extensively in English and Italian in the field of comparative constitutional law with particular attention for federalism, regionalism and devolution, Brexit and the European Union, constitutional justice and forms of government. Frosini is a regular media commentator and writes a trimonthly report on constitutional matters in the United Kingdom for Quaderni costituzionali, one of Italy’s leading constitutional law journals.




Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)