Andrea is a stipendiary lecturer in law at University College (where he teaches constitutional law and jurisprudence); and a non-stipendiary lecturer in law at St. Hilda's College (where he teaches jurisprudence). In the past, he has also taught for St. Edmund Hall and Merton College.

In addition, Andrea is a course convener and tutor on: (i) the Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy Masters at the University of Genoa, teaching a on-line course entitled 'Natural Law Theory and the Rule of Law'; and (ii) the Middlebury College - CMRS Oxford Humanities Program, teaching jurisprudence.

Andrea's area of specialisation includes general jurisprudence and the analysis of legal concepts. In his MSt thesis (Oxford, 2009), he studied the idea of sovereignty in Dante’s political work. In his PhD thesis (Genoa, 2010), he examined the interplay between the concepts of positive and natural law, focusing attention on methodological debates in jurisprudence. In his DPhil 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: function, structure, and content’.

As a convener of the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, he 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 UK Constitutional Law Association, the UK Branch of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR), the Society of Legal Scholars, the Aristotelian Society, and the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. He is also 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.


Research projects