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Alessandro Galante Garrone Chair

The Chair, inaugurated on June 16, 2010, is dedicated to a great Piedmont figure who - first as a magistrate, then as a history professor at the University and collaborator of the newspaper "La Stampa" for almost half a century - fought for great and small freedoms of citizens, working for a better country which Bobbio called the "Italy of reason".

Inspired by the figure of the "meek Jacobin", the Chair is entrusted each year to a teacher who recognizes in him/herself the same commitment to justice and freedom, and is intended for twenty third and fourth year students of Law with the best curriculum studiorum.

In addition to the Course, the Chair is divided into three further sections: the Conference, the Dialogues and the Readings (for the programme of previous editions, see the menu on the left).

The Board, led by Massimo Vogliotti, is composed of Paolo Borgna, Franca D'Agostini, Simona Forti, Maurilio Guasco, Roberto Mazzola, Marco Revelli, Salvatore Rizzello and Gustavo Zagrebelsky.

Academic year 2021/2022

The Conference

History and memory

By Walter Barberis, Professor of Modern History at Università di Torino
Chair of publishing house Einaudi

Wednesday 30 March, 10am, classroom 208 


The crisis of the self-governing system of the judiciary: causes and possible remedies

Renato Balduzzi 
Paolo Borgna
Edmondo Bruti Liberati 
Vladimiro Zagrebelsky

Wednesday 6 April 2022, 10am-1pm – classroom 208


The law of trust. At the root of law

Tommaso Greco, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Università di Pisa

Wednesday 13 April 2022, 10am-1pm – classroom 208

But even the partisans...

Chiara Colombini, historian and researcher at the Piedmont Institute for history of the Resistance and contemporary society

Wednesday 4 May 2022, 10am-1pm – classroom 208

The Course

The Course will be held by Prof. Massimo Donini from Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia