Our final Meet the Author segment in this year’s issue of the Digest chronicles Giovanni Iudica. Professor Iudica is one of Italy’s premier scholars in the civil law as it relates to contracts, procurement, non-profit organizations, and insurance.

Iudica was born on April 21, 1944. He graduated cum laude with a doctorate from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, where he wrote a dissertation called “Succession upon death in a right of appeal in cases of multiple heirs.” He was a Private Law professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Istituto Universitario di Bergamo from 1974 to 1980. He also taught law at the University of Parma from 1980 to 1982. From 1982 to 1989, he taught law at the University of Pavia. He now teaches Civil Law at Bocconi University, where he is the dean of the law school.

Iudica holds a number of prestigious positions in Italy. He serves as Vice President of Milan’s Jury of Advertising Ethics Institute. He is a member of the Association for a European Law Institute, the European Society of Construction Law, and the Scientific Committee of the National Center for Prevention and Social Defense. Iudica is also president of the Italian Institute for the Construction Law.

Additionally, Professor Iudica is a prolific legal author. He is an editor of legal journals Responsabilità civile e previdenza and Antologia, and also serves on the editorial board for La nuova giurisprudenza civile commentate. Iudica has also contributed as an editor on the ll trittico series of textbooks.

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