Tommaso Soave is Assistant Professor at the Department of Legal Studies. His research focuses on international economic law, international dispute settlement, legal theory, and sociological approaches to global governance. Tommaso is currently writing a book titled The Judicial Backstage: The Power of Everyday Practices in International Adjudication, where he explores the socio-professional dynamics of the international legal community and assesses their impact on the rulings of international courts and tribunals. He has also published numerous papers in his areas of research.
Tommaso previously worked as a dispute settlement lawyer at the World Trade Organization and as an associate attorney at Sidley Austin LLP. He regularly serves as a consultant for intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations on matters of trade and investment law. In addition to his position at CEU, he holds a visiting lecturer appointment at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). Tommaso has earned degrees from the IHEID, Harvard Law School, Sciences Po Paris, and the University of Turin, and has been called to the Bar of New York.