Luca Castelli is Associate Professor in Public Law at the Economics Department of Perugia University. After graduating in Law cum laude at LUISS University of Rome (2000), he obtained a Ph.D. in Public Law from the Law Department of Perugia University (2004) and he was Post-doctoral fellow in Public Law at the LUISS Department of Political Science (2005-2008). Before holding the position of Researcher in Public Law at the Economics Department of Perugia University (2010-2015), he was Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Regionalism, Federalism and Self-Government of the National Research Council (2010).
From 2013 to 2017 he served as a law clerk to Justice Professor Giuliano Amato at the Constitutional Court of Italy, in particular dealing with the proceedings concerning legislative disputes between the State and the Regions. He was also legal adviser to an MP (2001-2003) and to the Vice President of the Standing Committee on Finance and Treasury at the Italian Senate (2003-2006).
He authored the following books: «The Senate of the Autonomies. Reasons, Models, Happenings» (Cedam, 2010) and «Perspectives of Interpretation and Application of the Italian way of “Federalism”», (Cedam, 2007). Together with Professor Franco Bassanini, he edited «Semplify Italy. State, Regions, Local Autonomies» (Passigli, 2008).
He has also authored more than 50 essays, published in academic journals and collective books, on the following overarching areas: Regional Law, Constitutional Justice, Parliamentary Law. He is currently writing a monograph on the “domestic justice” of the constitutional bodies, that is to say the exclusive power of such bodies to reserve the adjudication of labor disputes brought by their own staff members to internal adjudicatory bodies, which can rule with definitive effect, consequently precluding to these employees their fundamental right to access justice.