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Dr Leandro Mancano

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Senior Lecturer in European Union Law

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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Research Leave 2023-2024

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2050


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Dr Leandro Mancano is Senior Lecturer in EU Law at Edinburgh Law School, former Head of EU Law Subject Area and former 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 is course organizer of courses in EU Law, EU Criminal Law, EU Asylum and Immigration Law.

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, 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 UK’s Deputy Contact Point for the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN).

Leandro is regularly involved in public engagement, has drafted policy papers and provided evidence to Scottish institutions