Miriam Allena

foto Prof. Miriam Allena

In October 2004 I graduated in Law, summa cum laude, at Catholic University of Milan. I received a Master of Law (LLM) from the "Scuola di specializzazione per le professioni legali" of the same University (greatest distinction) and a PhD in Administrative Law from State University of Milan. I have been a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2011. In September 2018 I was unanimously declared as Full Professor of Administrative Law by the Italian national scientific committee. In 2013 I was unanimously declared as Associate Professor of Administrative Law. In 2015, I was appointed as a member of the working group (coordinated by Prof. A. Travi) within the Ministry of Public Administration set up to prepare some decrees implementing Law 124/2015 (s.c. 'Reform of the Public Administration'). From 2014 to 2020 I was Assistant Professor of Administrative Law at Bocconi University. Since September 2020 I have been appointed as Associate Professor at the same University. 

Associate Professor

I wrote two books (the first one on the relevance of Article 6 of the ECHR for the administrative proceeding and trial; the second one on the revocation of administrative acts as an instrument of alternative dispute resolution in public law matters) and published more than 60 scientific contributions, both in Italian and in English (articles, case-law comments and chapters of books), in the following main topics: Administrative Law (Public Procurement, Public Services, Administrative Organization, Administrative Procedure and Judicial Review), Environmental Law and Public Law of Economics. I have been invited as a speaker in more than 50 scientific symposia and seminars in Italy and abroad. I have organised various international scientific meetings and seminars at Bocconi University where I am also regularly selected as a speaker. In 2020 I have been invited several times at the Senate of the Italian Republic to comment on draft laws under discussion in the Parliament.

I have a vast experience in teaching in various postgraduate courses for students, public employees and lawyers both in public and in private institutions (among them, SDA Bocconi, Éupolis Lombardia, Lombardia's Foundation for the environment, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, University of Calabria, University of Siena, La Sapienza University of Rome).
Since 2010 I have been scientific and teaching coordinator of the Postgraduate Master of Law at Bocconi and Pavia Universities (SSPL).

I am member of the Editorial Board of “Il diritto dell’economia” (Supervisor). Previously, I was member of the Editorial Board of “Italian Journal of Public Law” and Rivista Quadrimesrale di Diritto dell'Ambiente. I am external referee for many Italian Law Reviews such as: Diritto processuale Amministrativo, Concorrenza e Mercato, Nuove Autonomie, Persona e Amministrazione, Rivista Quadrimestrale di Diritto dell'Ambiente, Rivista di diritto dei media, Federalismi, European Papers.

Research interests

Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Administrative Regulation of Markets. Said fields have been recently addressed also in a broader, socio-legal perspective.

Selected Publications

Hans Kelsen v. The Principle of Separation of Powers

26(2) European Public Law, 2020, 287-306
Allena, Miriam; Renna, M.

Trattato di diritto del territorio

Torino, Giappichelli, 2018, 35-72