Andrea is a stipendiary lecturer in law at University College. He has also been a non-stipendiary lecturer in law at St. Hilda's College since 2013. Andrea teaches constitutional law and jurisprudence.

In addition, Andrea is a course convener and law tutor on the Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy Masters at the University of Genoa - convening and teaching a course entitled 'Morality and the Rule of Law'.

Andrea's M.St. thesis (Oxford, 2009) studied the idea of sovereignty in Dante’s political work. In his Ph.D. thesis (Genoa, 2010), Andrea examined the interplay between the concepts of positive and natural law, focusing attention on methodological debates in jurisprudence. In his D.Phil. thesis (Oxford, 2016), he investigated the standing human needs that inform the paradigm case of state sovereignty. Andrea is currently working on a new research project entitled ‘State Law, Justice, and the Common Good’.

As a convener of the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, in 2011 Andrea co-organised (with Luis Duarte d'Almeida and James Edwards) a series of seminars that led to the publication of Reading HLA Hart's 'The Concept of Law'.

Andrea is a member of the Parma editorial board of Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo.



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  • L Duarte d'Almeida, J Edwards and Dolcetti, 'Hart's Readers' in L Duarte d'Almeida, J Edwards and A Dolcetti (eds), Reading HLA Hart's The Concept of Law (Hart Publishing 2013)
  • Dolcetti and GB Ratti, 'I disaccordi giuridici rivisitati' in GB Ratti (ed), Studi sulla Logica del Diritto e della Scienza Giuridica (Marcial Pons 2013)
  • Dolcetti and GB Ratti, 'Legal Disagreements and the Dual Nature of Law' in W Waluchow and S Sciaraffa (eds), Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law (Oxford University Press 2013)
  • L Duarte d'Almeida, J Edwards and Dolcetti (eds), Reading HLA Hart's The Concept of Law (Hart Publishing 2013)
  • Dolcetti and GB Ratti, 'Desacuerdos interpretativos y acuerdos profundos. Réplica a Pablo Martín Perot' (2012) Analisi e Diritto 327


Research Interests

Jurisprudence; public law; comparative constitutional law; political theory; history of political thought; epistemology of the social sciences.


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