Maria Chiara Ubiali

Postdoctoral Fellow, Italy, 1 March 2019 – 21 May 2019
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Professional Biography

Maria Chiara Ubiali is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche “C. Beccaria” (Italy), where she also teaches seminars for Ph.D. candidates and Law Degree students, and co-tutors Law Degree theses. She is the Coordinator of the Editorial Board of “Rivista Italiana di Diritto e Procedura Penale” [Italian Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Review], one of the most ancient Penal Law scholarly journals in Italy. She is also Member of the Editorial Board of “Diritto Penale Contemporaneo” [Contemporary Criminal Law] (, the main Italian on-line open-access Italian Penal Law review. Chiara authored several articles and notes in the field of Criminal Law, e.g. on Public Corruption, Freedom of Speech, Sentencing Criteria, Theft, Blackmail, Extortion, Illegal Immigration. In her publications, she also studies the interaction between Supranational Legal Sources (e.g. the European Convention on Human Rights) and the Italian Constitution and Statutes. From June 2017 up to February 2019, she has been Member of the international research project “Building a Comprehensive Justice Response to Hate Crime” of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), funded by the European Commission and the United States of America. Chiara has also been analyzing foreign Criminal Law for a while. In particular, from February 2016 to June 2016 she has been Visiting Researcher at Georg August Universität, Göttingen (Germany), and in August 2016 she has also been Visiting Researcher at Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg (Germany) in the ambit of the “Law Ph.D. Exchange Scheme” of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Professor Stephen P. Garvey and Professor Joseph Margulies invited her as Visiting Researcher at Cornell Law School from 1 March 2019 up to 21 May 2019, in order to perform a research on “Politics and Corruption: an Enquiry into the American Legal System in the Perspective of a Different Criminal Law Regulation for Political Activities”.

Law School

Università degli Studi di Milano

Focus of Study

Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Human Rights Law