- Current Position
- Lawyer and professor
- Professor Ugo Mattei attended Law School of the University of Torino, UC Berkeley School of Law, the London School of Economics Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé. In 1985 he joined the law school of the University of Trento as an assistant professor and he received tenure as a full professor in 1990. In 1992 he was appointed as a professor in the Faculte' Internationale de Droit Compare' (Strasbourg). In 1994 he was appointed to the Hastings faculty as the first holder of the Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law. In 1997 he accepted a call from the University of Turin, Faculty of Law . He is a full member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a Fellow at the European Law Institute, served as a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and he is a founding editor of Global Jurist. He recently masterminded, as lawyer and an activist, the Italian campaign against the privatization of water, which was successfully completed in June 2011 with a national referendum in which more than 27 million Italians voted to endorse his scheme to recognize water as a common. Professor Mattei has published eighteen books and more than one hundred other publications. His most recent book, a manifesto for the commons, providing the theoretical basis for the current wave of resistance against neoliberalism in Italy.
The European Codification Process: Cut and Paste. Kluwer Law International, 2003
Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 by Mattei and Nader
The Ecology of Law. Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community, Oakland, Berrett-Koheler, 2015, by Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei
Ruskola, Teemu (2009). Schlesinger's Comparative Law. London: Foundation, 2009