Marco is a Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College. His research interests lie in private law, particularly tort law, and comparative law. Currently, Marco’s research explores the reasoning of courts and academics from different legal systems in relation to specific aspects and areas of private law. His current research is supported by the Roy Goode Scholarship and a Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship.

Marco holds an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School (2014), where he was a Fulbright Scholar and received the Dean’s Scholar Prize for academic excellence, an M.Jur. from the University of Oxford (2012), and a five-year law degree from the University of Perugia, Italy (2010).

Marco teaches Tort and Roman Law.

Previously, Marco was active in legal practice. He served as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where his practice focused on litigation and arbitration.


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  • 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) (forthcoming)
  • M Cappelletti, 'Sui limiti alla risarcibilità iure hereditatis del danno biologico e morale in caso di morte del prossimo congiunto' (2016) Danno e Responsabilità 194 [Case Note]
  • M Cappelletti, 'Rapporto tra Sentenze Penali e Giudizio Civile Risarcitorio' (2015) Danno e Responsabilità 587 [Case Note]
  • M Cappelletti, 'La tutela dell’affidamento e il dovere di coerenza nel diritto comparato' (2011) Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato 313

Research Interests

·       comparative law

·       private law theory

·       tort law

·       contract law

·       law of remedies

Options taught

Tort, A Roman Introduction to Private Law

Research projects