Sara Canduzzi

Thesis title: Legitimacy without legality: towards a theory of global and supranational authorities






2022 Diploma in Law (Honours) - Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)

2022 LLM in Law - University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK)

2021 Master Degree in Law (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) - University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy)


Responsibilities & affiliations

Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory

Europa Postgraduate Research Group (co-convenor for a.y. 2022/2023)


Undergraduate teaching


European Union Law (Ordinary) A

International Law Ordinary

Research summary




Current research interests

Legal Theory; Constitutional Theory; European Union Law

Past research interests

International Climate Change Law; International Environmental Law; Human Rights; Administrative Law

Knowledge exchange



Affiliated research centres

Project activity




Conference details




Invited speaker

(May 2022) Sovereignty, Property and Climate Change - Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)





(April 2023) 'Law and the Ties that Bind' - Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory (University of Edinburgh)

(November 2022) Europa Postgraduate Research Group Guest Speakers events 'Between Constitutional Challenges and External Action: Understanding the Future of the EU (and of whose who wish to research it)' - Europa Institute (University of Edinburgh)





(May 2023) Society of Legal Scholars ‘Plural Visions of Law: The Legacy of Joseph Raz’ - University of York

(November 2022) UKAEL Young Researchers Workshop - City, University of London

(March 2022) FocusEnvironment Research Group - Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)




Papers delivered

'Raz’s service conception of authority and the distinctiveness of supranational and global authorities: insights for an ideal theory of legitimacy beyond the State'

'Was EU sovereignty there all along? Uncovering the explanatory and normative potential of a contested concept'

'Output legitimacy and climate change: old challenges and new opportunities'




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