Marco is a Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College. His research interests lie in private law, particularly tort law, and in comparative law.
Marco completed his DPhil in Oxford under the supervision of Professor Simon Whittaker. An expanded and revised version of Marco's doctoral thesis was published by OUP as a monograph in 2022. The monograph, entitled Justifying Strict Liability: A Comparative Analysis in Legal Reasoning, explores in a comparative perspective the most significant justifications that are put forward to justify strict liability in four legal systems, two common law, England and the United States, and two civil law, France and Italy. Marco's monograph has been awarded the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law, also known as Canada Prize. The announcement was made during the General Assembly of the Academy held on 28 October 2022 in Asunción, Paraguay.
Marco’s recent work on the role of punishment in tort law, entitled ‘Comparative Reflections on Punishment in Tort Law’ and published in Jean-Sébastien Borghetti and Simon Whittaker (eds), French Civil Liability in Comparative Perspective (Hart Publishing 2019), has been awarded the Ius Commune Prize for outstanding legal research. Marco’s work was also translated into French and published as ‘Réflexions comparatives sur le rôle de la punition en droit de la responsabilité délictuelle’ in the French Revue des contrats, issue 4, in December 2019.
In addition to his D.Phil., Marco holds an M.Jur. from the University of Oxford, an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and received the Dean’s Scholar Prize for academic excellence, and a five-year law degree from the University of Perugia.
Marco teaches Tort and Roman Law.
M. Cappelletti, ‘A Pluralist View of Vicarious Liability in Tort’ (forthcoming in the Law Quarterly Review)
M. Cappelletti, Justifying Strict Liability: A Comparative Analysis in Legal Reasoning (OUP 2022) (awarded the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law)
M. Cappelletti, ‘Compensatio lucri cum damno e Torts: prospettive inglesi alla luce delle quattro sentenze gemelle della Corte di Cassazione’ in Angelo Venchiarutti (ed), La compensatio lucri cum damno. Orientamenti italiani e europei a confronto (Pacini Giuridica 2020) 69
M. Cappelletti, ‘Compensatio Lucri cum Damno in Tort Law: An English Perspective on the Italian Four Judgments’ (2020) 28 European Review of Private Law 701
M. Cappelletti, ‘Réflexions comparatives sur le rôle de la punition en droit de la responsabilité délictuelle’ (2019) 116 Revue des contrats 293
M. Cappelletti, ‘Comparative Reflections on Punishment in Tort Law’ in J-S Borghetti and S Whittaker (eds), French Civil Liability in Comparative Perspective (Hart Publishing 2019) 329 (awarded the Ius Commune Prize for outstanding legal research)
M. Cappelletti, ‘Sui limiti alla risarcibilità iure hereditatis del danno biologico e morale in caso di morte del prossimo congiunto’ (2016) 2 Danno e Responsabilità 194
M. Cappelletti, ‘Punitive Damages and the Public/Private Distinction: A Comparison between the United States and Italy’ (2015) 32 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law 799
M. Cappelletti, ‘Rapporto tra Sentenze Penali e Giudizio Civile Risarcitorio’ (2015) 6 Danno e Responsabilità 587
M. Cappelletti, ‘La tutela dell’affidamento e il dovere di coerenza nel diritto comparato’ (2011) 2 Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato 313