SJD Program Graduate
Antonio Morelli received his SJD degree from American University Washington College of Law, specializing in public international law in 2019. His dissertation on “High-Profile Withdrawal from International Treaties: Risk Management in International Negotiations and States’ Commitment to Multilateralism” maps the phenomenon of treaty denunciation, in order to understand its reasons and consequences, whilst enhancing commitment to multilateralism.
During his career, Dr. Morelli has built a solid background in different countries, mastering both civil law and common law systems. He furthered his commitment to academia by working as a researcher at American University Washington College of Law, and then at the European University Institute in Florence. Moreover, in the international public sector, he collaborated with the International Law Commission of the United Nations, and, at the governmental level, with the Mexican Foreign Service, in Milan and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Morelli has extensively engaged in communication activities, constantly inspired by the challenge of communicating across cultures. He has been a frequent contributor to journal articles, book chapters, and as an expert panelist for speaking engagements in international law and governance. The relevance of his research and its impact on the empirical framework has allowed him to achieve notoriety for his publications, ranking on the top 10% most downloaded authors on SSRN in 2018/2019, and receiving mention in the Argentinian newspapers.
Degrees & Universities
S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M. in International Legal Studies, American University Washington College of Law, U.S.
LL.M. in European Union Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Bachelor and Master of Science of Law, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Areas of Specialization
Public International Law
International Law of Treaties
The Sustainable Agenda of International Financial Institutions, in Leal-Arcas R., Wouters J. (Eds.), International Trade and Investment Law to the Rule of Law, Elgar, London, U.K., 2019.
The Resilience of the Paris Agreement: Negotiating and Implementing the Climate Regime, in Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2018.
The Restructuring Plans and the Role of Foreign Investments in the Italian System, in Arbitration Brief, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2018.
Commentary on the Preamble, and on Articles 42-47, in Leal-Arcas (Ed.), Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty, Elgar, London, U.K., 2018.
The Paris Agreement: The Evolution of International Legal Standards in the Post-Ontological Framework, in Leal-Arcas R., Wouters J. (Eds.), Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy, Elgar, London, U.K., 2017.
International Migration Policies in the Evolution of Public International Law and Global Governance: Analysis of the European and Latin-American Framework, in LADI, International Latin-American Law Review, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016.
General Human Rights Situation in Venezuela: Report from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Human Rights Brief, Washington, D.C., U.S., 2014.
Freedom of Political Association of Judges: A Comparative Analysis Among the European Union, in Universitas, Madrid, Spain, 2014.
Shareholders’ Agreement: Drafting “Drag Along” and “Tag Along” Clauses, in Actualidad Civil, Westlaw, Madrid, Spain, 2013.
Jean Monnet Workshop on the Rule of Law and Investments’ Regulation, at Queen Mary University of London, London, U.K., September 2018.
ATLAS Agora Conference, at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S., June 2018.
International Law Seminar, at the International Law Commission of the United Nations, Geneva, July 2017.
National SJD Roundtable, Roundtable at American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., November 2016.
Italian Constitution Reform, at School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins; American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., October 2016.
Sources of International Law in Modern Constitutionalism, at University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 2016.
The Paris Agreement, A Turning Point in World History: The Evolution in the International Law Standards And Global Governance, at American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S., April 2016.
V Midatlantic SJD Roundtable, at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., November 2015.
The Syrian Refugees Crisis, Multifaceted Panorama, at American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S., October 2015.
Regional Protection of Human Rights: Comparative Analysis of the European and the Inter-American System, at Superior Court of Santiago del Estero, Santiago del Estero Argentina, October 2015.
New Development in International Procurement: The World Bank and The Inter- American Development Bank Approach, at American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S., February 2014.
Full Scholarship for American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S.