Professor Carlo Panara appointed Head of Leicester Law School

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University of Leicester has announced that Professor Carlo Panara has been appointed as Head of Leicester Law School.

Professor Panara comes to Leicester after four years and a half as Director of the School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University. He has also worked at University of Hull and University of Perugia (Italy) teaching and researching EU law.

Between 2014 and 2015, Professor Panara was a Senior Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and previously a doctoral and postdoctoral research fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He is also the co-editor-in-chief of European Public Law journal.

At Liverpool John Moores University, Professor Panara developed the School of Law into one of the most successful schools in the North West for undergraduate and postgraduate student satisfaction. He also developed a strong research culture and expanded the university’s law clinic into one of the largest in Europe. 

Professor Lisa Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities said: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Panara to the Leicester Law School, and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, in both education and research leadership, which will greatly benefit the continued success of our Law School.”

Professor Panara said: “I am honoured and delighted to join Leicester University and to have the great professional opportunity to lead such a successful and research-intensive Law School. I look forward to working with all my new colleagues on expanding the footprint of the Law School in all its many fields of activity.”

Professor Panara will take up post in Leicester Law School from 1 August 2024.