Lorenzo Zucca

Lorenzo Zucca


  • Professor of Law & Philosophy, Laws
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Research interests

Lorenzo Zucca is Professor in Law & Philosophy. Lorenzo's special interests span from human rights law and philosophy to constitutional theory, with a focus on the relation between Church and State. 

He's now working on a project entitled 'The Uncertainty of Will,' which explores Shakespeare's vision on the connection between power and knowledge and examines its psychological and philosophical insights on human cognition and human institutions. 

He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA (OUP, 2007) and numerous articles on human rights law and theory. His second monograph is entitled A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape (OUP 2012). This is a study of one of the most pressing problems in Europe and includes issues such as the protection of religious freedom, the limits of religious toleration, and a wider debate on European identity.




  • Jurisprudence & Legal Theory
  • Shakespeare on Law, Power and Knowledge
  • On Consciece: Legal and Philosophical Themese


  •  European Constitutional Law 2: European Human Rights

Research interests (short)

Legal and Political Philosophy; Constitutional Law & Theory;  Human Rights;  Shakespeare and the Law; Law, Philosophy and Literature;  Moral Psychology;  Moral Epistemology;  Law and Religion; Jurisprudence; 

Biographical details

Lorenzo Zucca is Professor in Law & Philosophy. He has studied and worked in Milan, Paris, Oxford, Florence and New York before moving to London. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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