Dr. Alessandro Negri
Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche "Cesare Beccaria"

Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

In 2015 I graduated in Law at University of Milan, with a final mark of 110/110 with laude: my thesis was entitled "Sharia Courts. Islamic Tribunals in UK" and my supervisor was Prof. Fabio Basile, full professor of Criminal Law. In March 2015 I visited Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton, London.

After graduation, I immediately started my legal training in "Studio legale Saponara e Nardo", a well-established law firm specialized in criminal law (in particular, white collar crimes) in Milan. During that period, which lasted almost 2 entire years, I acquired the skills that helped me pass the bar exam in November 2018.

Nevertheless, I continued to develop my interest in relationship between law and religion, particularly Islam, in Europe. So, completed my legal training, in 2017 I applied for a Ph.D. position at University of Milan in Ecclesiastical and Canon Law and I obtained a student grant: my research project is entitled “Jihadist radicalisation in prison. Counter-terrorism strategies between secularism and religious freedom”.

During my first Ph.D. year, I already gave some lectures, in particular about cultural crimes, Sharia courts and Constitutional principles of Ecclesiastical Law, and focused on "Simurgh"project: a project led by University of Milan which aims to know and manage religious pluralism in Lombard prisons.

Dr. Alessandro Negri