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Justin Frosini

Justin O. Frosini

Robert Abernethy Adjunct Professor


Justin Frosini is the Robert Abernethy Adjunct Professor at SAIS Europe; Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development; and Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Luigi Bocconi University. Prof. Frosini is the co-coordinator of a research group of the International Association of Constitutional Law devoted to Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Constitutional Law published by Oxford University Press. Frosini has been a visiting professor at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada where, in 2010, he was awarded the European Union Centre of Excellence Visiting Scholar Grant. Since 2003 he is the co-director of the Summer School European Union and Legal Reform held every July in Igalo, Montenegro. Frosini was also a member of a group of seven international scholars conducting case studies for a 5-year project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. PhD, constitutional law, University of Bologna.

Prof. Frosini is the author of a book on the legal value of constitutional preambles for which he received an Excellency in Research Prize from Bocconi University in 2013. He has published copiously in English and Italian in the field of comparative constitutional law with particular attention for federalism, regionalism and devolution, Brexit and the European Union, constitutional justice and forms of government. Frosini is a regular media commentator and he writes a trimonthly report on constitutional matters in the United Kingdom for Quaderni costituzionali one Italy’s leading constitutional law journals. He received his PhD in constitutional law from the University of Bologna.




  • Africa
  • Balkans
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ghana
  • Italy
  • Northern Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • Western Europe


  • International Law
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Rule of Law


  • French
  • Italian

In the News

Queen mate!

Justin Frosini wrote in EastWest Magazine, 11/29

Agencification of EU executive governance.

Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law Justin Frosini wrote for The Academic Research Network, 5/15