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Andrea is a Junior Research Fellow in Constitutional Law at Trinity College, working on a research project entitled ‘The Foundations of State Constitutional Law’. His fellowship is sponsored by the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government at the University of Oxford's Faculty of Law. Alongside this project, Andrea is writing a monograph entitled 'The idea of state sovereignty'.

Before joining Trinity College, Andrea was a Lecturer in Law at University College and St. Hilda's College. He holds an MSt in Legal Research and a DPhil in Law, both completed at St. Hilda's College; and a PhD in Legal Philosophy and Bioethics, from the University of Genoa (Italy). During his DPhil, Andrea co-convened the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group.

At the University of Oxford, Andrea has taught Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence (BA in Jurisprudence and PPE) and Constitutional Theory (BCL/MJur). He is also a course convenor and tutor on the Master in Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy, a blended learning LLM co-run by the Universities of Genoa and Girona. In this capacity, he has designed and taught two courses - 'Legal reasoning and judicial discretion' and 'Morality and the Rule of Law'.

Andrea enjoys collaborating with colleagues based in other jurisdictions. He is a member of the ‘Membership and Exclusion under Constitutions’ research group, co-convened by Associate Professors Elisa Arcioni (University of Sydney) and Amelia Simpson (Australian National University) under the auspices of the International Association of Constitutional Law; and a Corresponding Fellow of the Tarello Institue for Legal Philosohy. He is a referee for several academic journals and sits on the editorial boards of Analisi e Diritto and Revus - Journal for constitutional theory and philosophy of law.



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  • A Dolcetti, '[Animals, Vegetarianism and Veganism] Animali, Vegetarianismo e Veganesimo' in I Fanlo and P Donadoni (eds), Ambiente, Animali, Umani - Il Pensiero Bioetico di Silvana Castignone (Ledizioni 2018)
  • A Dolcetti and GB Ratti, '[Legal defeasibility as a complex systematic relationship] La derrotabilidad jurídica como relación sistemática compleja' (2016) Analisi e Diritto
  • A Dolcetti and GB Ratti, '[Legal disagreements revisited] I disaccordi giuridici rivisitati' in GB Ratti (ed), Studi sulla Logica del Diritto e della Scienza Giuridica (Marcial Pons 2013)
  • A Dolcetti and GB Ratti, '[Legal disagreements and deep agreements - a reply to Pablo Martín Perot] Desacuerdos interpretativos y acuerdos profundos - Réplica a Pablo Martín Perot' (2012) Analisi e Diritto

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Research Interests

Public Law, Legal Theory, Constitutional Theory, Comparative Constitutional Law, Law & Technology, Law & Literature, Epistemology of the Social Sciences


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Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Law (Mods)

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