Sabino Cassese

University of Pisa University of Rome La Sapienza Constitutional Court of Italy
Sabino Cassese
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Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy
In office
9 November 2005 – 9 November 2014
Appointed byPresident of Italy
Minister of Public Function
In office
29 April 1993 – 11 May 1994
Prime MinisterCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Preceded byRemo Gaspari
Succeeded byGiuliano Urbani
Personal details
Born (1935-10-20) 20 October 1935 (age 84)
Atripalda, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Pisa

Sabino Cassese (born 20 October 1935) is an Italian Professor of Administrative Law and a former judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy.

Education and career

Graduated (October 1956) summa cum laude in law from the University of Pisa, where he also studied (1952-1956) at the prestigious Collegio Medico-Giuridico of the Scuola Normale Superiore (which since 1987 changed his name into Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies). He was an assistant professor at the Universities of Pisa and Rome and, since 1961, has served as professor at the Universities of Urbino, Naples and Rome. He has been a member of many ministerial committees and of the governing body of the Italian Central Statistical Office. From 1975 to 1983 he taught at the Advanced School for the Civil Service (Rome). In 1993-94 he was a member of the Italian Government.

Sabino Cassese has received a doctor honoris causa degree from seven Universities: Aix-en-Provence (1987), Cordoba (1995), Panthéon-Assas (1998),[1] Castilla-La Mancha (2002), Athens (2002), Macerata (2002) and European University Institute of Florence (2010).

He was president of the European Group of Public Administration (International Institute of Administrative Sciences) from 1987 to 1991; a visiting scholar at Berkeley (1965), London (1969), Stanford (1970, 1975, 1986) and Oxford (1987, 1988, 1989, 1995); professeur associé at the Universities of Paris 1 (1986, 1994, 1995, 1999), Nantes (1987) and at the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” – Paris (1991); guest scholar Wilson Center, Washington (1983); professor at the Hauser Global Law School of the New York University (2004 and 2010), and from 2005 professor at the Master of Public Affairs of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques. Since 2010 he is also a professor at the Master in International Public Affairs of the LUISS School of Government, and since 2011, a visiting professor at the LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context of the Católica Global School of Law, in Lisbon.

In 2004, together with some of his scholars he founded the Institute for Research on Public Administration, based in Rome.

Now he is Professor Emeritus at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa where he teaches History of Political Institution. As of September 2020, he is a member of the Italian Aspen Institute.[2]


Among his publications:


  1. ^ Bongiovanni, Bruno; Cassese, Sabino; Castronovo, Valerio; Graziano, Manlio; Merger, Michèle; Mileschi, Christophe; Negri Zamagni, Vera; Pasquino, Gianfranco; Rampini, Paolo; Romano, Sergio; Toscano, Alberto; Verdura Rechenmann, Daniela (2004). L'Italie aujourd'hui: situation et perspectives après le séisme des années 90 (in French). Éditions L'Harmattan. p. 179.
  2. ^ executive Committee,