Nicola Lupo

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Full Professor

Aree di ricerca:

European Union Institutions, Election Regulation, Constitutions, Comparative law


Born in Rome on 4 February 1968, he obtained a PhD in Public Law from the University of Florence in 1995.

After having been a Councilor of the Chamber of Deputies from 1997 to 2005, since 2006 he has been a full professor of the Law of Elective Assemblies (SSD: IUS/09-Institutions of Public Law; Competition Sector 12/C1-Constitutional Law) at Luiss Guido Carli ( since 2005 he had been an associate professor in the same discipline), where he also taught Public Law, Constitutional Law 1, Information and Communication Law, Comparative Public Law, Institutions of Public Law, Public Accounting.

He held a Jean Monnet chair (2018-2021) on “Understanding European Representative Democracy” and a Jean Monnet module (2013-2015) on “Parliamentary Democracy in Europe”.

Director of the Center for Parliamentary Studies (CESP), of the second level Master's degree in Parliament and Public Policies at the School of Government and of the specialization course in Legislative Drafting - Techniques for drafting regulatory documents at the School of Law.

He is a visiting professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Torun (Poland) and Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of the University of London.

He was Distinguished Senior Scholar in Residence at Boston College (Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy), visiting professor or researcher at the Universities of Bordeaux (Sciences-Po), Uppsala, Paris (Sciences-Po), Copenhagen, Sheffield, Canberra (ANU), Washington DC (GWU), Brussels (ULB).

From 2016 to 2020 he directed the Erasmus+ Joint Master in Parliamentary Procedures and Legislative Drafting-EUPADRA.

In September 2021 he was appointed by the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, coordinator of the Unit for the rationalization and improvement of regulation, PNRR mission unit.

Full professor of Law of Elective Assemblies (IUS09-Institutions of Public Law) at LUISS Guido Carli, where he also teaches Public Law and Constitutional Law 1.

He holds a Jean Monnet Chair (2018-2021) on “Understanding European Representative Democracy”.

Director of the Centro studi sul Parlamento (CESP) and of the three-year degree course in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Department of Political Sciences.

As part of the LUISS School of Government he has directed (since 2007) the Master di secondo livello in Parlamento e Politiche Pubbliche.

At the LUISS School of Law he directs the Corso di perfezionamento in Drafting Legislativo-Tecniche di redazione degli atti normativi.


July 2018 – October 2019: institutional advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Giovanni Tria.

November 2013 – August 2015, part-time study assistant of the constitutional judge Marta Cartabia, at the Constitutional Court.

June – October 2013, member of the editorial committee of the Commission for constitutional reforms at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

From 2006 to 2008, member of the Unit for the simplification of rules and procedures at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

From 2006 to 2008, consultant to the President of the 14th Permanent Commission (European Union Policies) of the Senate of the Republic.

From 1997 to 2005, Parliamentary Councilor at the Chamber of Deputies.


From the academic year 2018-19 holder of the course of Constitutional Law 1 at the Department of Law of LUISS Guido Carli.

From the academic year 2012-2013, holder (the first year together with Prof. Peter Leyland) of the course of Public Law (in English) at the degree course in Political Sciences, specialization in "Politics, Philosophy and Economics" at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome .

From the academic year 2005-2006, Professor of Elective Assemblies Law at the Faculty of Political Sciences of LUISS Guido Carli.

In the academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, co-owner (together with Prof. Melina Decaro) of the teaching (in English) of Comparative Constitutional Law (8 credits) at the master's degree course in International Relations activated at the Faculty of Political sciences at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.

In the academic years from 2005-2006 to the academic year 2012-13, holder of the course of Information and Communication Law at the Faculty of Political Sciences of LUISS Guido Carli.

In the academic year 2005-2006, holder of the course in Public Accounting and Controls at the Faculty of Political Sciences of LUISS Guido Carli.

From the academic year 2000-2001 to the academic year 2007-2008 contract professor of Public Law Institutions at the Faculty of Economics of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome.


From July 2019: Visiting professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Torun (Poland).

From January to February 2019: Visiting Professor at Sciences-Po, Bordeaux (France).

From August to September 2018: Distinguished Senior Scholar in Residence at the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College Law School (US).

Since 2017: Associated Research Fellow, IALS-Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (UK).

From August to September 2017: Guest professor and Guest researcher at University of Uppsala, Departments of Philosophy and Law (Sweden).

From 2016 to 2020: Director of the Joint Master Erasmus+ in Parliamentary Procedures and Legislative Drafting EUPADRA (LUISS, Rome; Universidad Complutense, Madrid; IALS, London).

From 2012 to 2018: Director of the Summer school on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (Jean Monnet module from 2013 to 2015).

From 23 January to 9 February 2017 he was visiting professor at Sciences-Po, Paris.

From 29 August to 9 September 2016 he was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Law-Centre for Comparative and European Constitutional Studies (CECS) of the University of Copenhagen, where he held four lectures (in English) on the topic “Modern Constitutions and Political Representation”.

From 23 November to 11 December 2015 he was visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, Department of Politics.

From 2012 to 2016, external examiner at LL.M. at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies-IALS of the University of London.

From July to September 2013, visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies of the Australian National University (Canberra).

From January to June 2013, “Sir William Dale visiting fellow in Legislative studies” at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies-IALS of the University of London. From September 2010 to September 2013, scientific director at LUISS Guido Carli of the EU-Oceania Social Science Inter-regional Consortium (EUOSSIC) project, financed by the European Commission (Erasmusmundus program).

From January to June 2012, visiting professor at the Institut d'Etudes Europeénnes of the ULB (Universitè Libre de Bruxelles).

From September to October 2011, visiting scholar at the Law School of George Washington University (Washington DC).

From March 2009 to September 2011, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.

Between 2007 and 2009, head of the research unit of LUISS Guido Carli in Rome concerning "Le Assemblee parlamentari come vie di comunicazione del costituzionalismo contemporaneo: sedi ed istituzioni del dialogo tra Parlamenti", as part of the PRIN 2006 project on the topic "Dalla circolazione dei modelli al dialogo tra sistemi giuridici: le «vie di comunicazione» del costituzionalismo contemporaneo", financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific Research.


Editorial committees:
Member of the Management Committee of Quaderni constitutionali, Observatory on sources (, Parliamentary studies and constitutional politics, Review of European Public Law, International Journal of Parliamentary Studies.

Deputy director of the electronic magazine associazioneincammino (

Member of the Advisory Board of Theory and Practice of Legislation (Taylor & Francis) and Parliamentary Affairs (Oxford University Press), as well as of the Scientific Committee of Rassegna Parlamentare (Jovene) and of Diritti comparati (

Director of scientific series for Hart Publishing, Oxford (“Parliamentary Democracy in Europe”), Giappichelli, Turin (“For a constitutional koinè”), Editoriale Scientifica, Naples (“Sovereignty, Federalism, Rights”).


Member of the Italian Association of Constitutionalists, of the “Gruppo di Pisa” Association on constitutional justice, of Astrid (Association for Studies and Research on the Reform of Democratic Institutions and on Innovation in Public Administration), of the ISLE (Institute for documentation and legislative studies), of the Amerigo Association, of the International Association of Legislation-IAL, of the European Law Institute-ELI, of the International Society of Public Law-ICONS and of the Devolution Club-Association for constitutional dialogue; of the latter association he is also a member of the steering committee.