Alessandra is an Assistant Professor of Law and Economics and International Economic Law at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from which she earned her Ph.D. in 2005. She earned her law degree with honors from La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; an LL.M. in Law and Economics with honors from Utrecht Universiteit, the Netherlands. Alessandra has been a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law and a Marie Curie Fellow at Hamburg University in Germany. Her scholarship concentrates on on risk law, law and economics and international economic law.
Rosa is a Ph.D. researcher in law and economics at the Università di Bologna in Italy. She earned a law degree and tax law diploma from Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela, where she practiced law for several years before moving to Europe and earning an LL.M. from Hamburg University in Germany. Her scholarship focuses on international issues related to intellectual property.
Their guest post below is based on a paper presented at this year's inaugural conference of the Society of International Economic Law. In it they analyze the implications of the recent judgment in which the High Court of India rebuffed a pharmaceutical company's international-law-grounded challenge to national law limiting the scope of items that may be protected by patents in that country.