W&L Law and the German Law Journal Welcome Dr. Clara Rigoni for the Fall Term as the W&L/GLJ Global Teaching Fellow Dr. Rigoni will contribute to the law school’s comparative law seminar, which surveys German law and legal culture.
Dr. Clara Rigoni (Switzerland) will join the W&L Law School community this fall as the W&L/GLJ Global Teaching Fellow. Dr. Rigoni will contribute to the law school’s comparative law seminar, which surveys German law and legal culture. The seminar, which will be co-taught by W&L Law Professor Russell Miller, attracts many of the students who serve as Student Editors for the German Law Journal.
“Dr. Rigoni is a respected and inspiring scholar,” said Prof. Miller. “We are very lucky to have attracted her to W&L. She’ll enrich our students and our community immensely.”
Dr. Clara Rigoni is Maître Assistante at the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). She is also a Research Affiliate at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law (Freiburg, Germany) were she previously worked as senior researcher. Dr. Rigoni holds a Master in Law from the University of Bologna, a Master in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Center and Utrecht University, and a PhD in Law and Criminology from the University of Freiburg. She is regular visiting professor at the University of Trento (Italy).
Dr. Rigoni’s scholarship touches on the challenging and important themes of legal pluralism and social integration. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Honour-Based Violence and Forced Marriages. Community and Restorative Practices in Europe,” was published by Routledge Press earlier this year. She advised the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia on these issues, producing a significant report in 2022. Dr. Rigoni regularly publishes in English, Italian and German.
Dr. Rigoni is a member of the German Law Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Panel. Founded by Prof. Miller, the German Law Journal is the world’s leading forum for scholarship from a transnational perspective and about European law. The Journal was a pioneer in online and open-access formats. Student Editors based at the W&L Law School take a leading role in managing, editing, and administering this successful global scholarly platform. Miller explained that Dr. Rigoni’s residency at the Law School has the added benefit that “her affiliation with the GLJ gives the Student Editors the chance to meet and work closely with one of the Journal’s leading personalities.”
Dr. Rigoni has academic experience in the United States. She was a visiting research fellow at the Cardozo School of Law (New York) in 2012.
Dr. Rigoni has demonstrated a profound commitment to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in the legal academy and law practice. She is a member of the Committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). In support of the European Judicial Training Network, Dr. Rigoni has twice led the program “Cultural Diversity in the Courtroom-Judges in Europe Facing New Challenges.”
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