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Dr Leandro Mancano

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Lecturer in European Union Law

Co-ordinator of Festival of Creative Learning

Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Università di Pisa), Diploma di Licenza (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa), PhD in Law (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa)

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On sabbatical in 2019/20

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2050


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Dr Leandro Mancano is Lecturer in EU Law at Edinburgh Law School and Programme Director of the LLM in European Law.

Leandro’s main research interests lie in EU Constitutional Law, EU Fundamental Rights Law, the law and policy of the EU Area of Freedom Security and Justice. He teaches and has been course organizer of courses in EU Law (Ordinary and Hons), EU Criminal Law and EU Immigration Law (LLM) and EU Fundamental Rights Law (LLM).

Leandro’s publications focus on the interaction amongst different areas of European law and policy, such as crime, migration, and human rights. His first monograph analyses the legislative and judicial approach of the EU to deprivation of liberty in the fields of substantive and procedural criminal law, asylum and immigration, citizenship and free movement.

Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Leandro received his PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa). He has been visiting researcher at Queen Mary University of London, Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Copenhagen. Leandro is the UK’s Deputy Contact Point for the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN).

Leandro is regularly involved in public engagement with national and international institutions, has drafted policy papers and provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament.