Stramignoni, Igor

Dr Igor Stramignoni  


Position held

Assistant Professor in Law


Experience keywords:

comparative law; history; legal and political philosophy; legal history; philosophy; political philosophy

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I am interested in social and cultural narratives of the present and in the way they highlight the limits of language in bringing about the legal-institutional arrangements that we have in Western Europe and beyond. In my work I am sceptical of many all too common conceptual understandings of the legal subject and of the legally “other”, and call for a poetics of comparison capable of being responsive to the ever increasing difficulty of being-in-the-world.

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French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6424



Stramignoni, Igor (2012) Book review: Anti-Nietzsche LSE Review of Books (12 Nov 2012) Blog entry


Stramignoni, Igor (2011) Seizing truths: art, politics, law In: Ben-Dor, Oren, (ed.) Law and Art: Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics. Routledge, 73-92. ISBN 9780415560214

Stramignoni, Igor (2011) Illusion and betrayal: the city, the poets, or an ethics of truths? Utrecht Law Review, 7 (2). 160-179. ISSN 1871-515X


Stramignoni, Igor (2010) Seizing truths: art, politics, law LSE law, society and economy working papers, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Stramignoni, Igor (2009) Le regard de la comparaison: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida In: Legrand, Pierre, (ed.) Comparer Les Droits, Résolument. Presses Universitaires de France - P.U.F.. ISBN 9782130555643


Stramignoni, Igor (2008) Badiou's nocturnal jurisprudence Cardozo Law Review, 29 (5). 2361-2394. ISSN 0270-5192


Stramignoni, Igor (2005) Review essay: categories and concepts: mapping maps in Western legal thought International Journal of Law in Context, 1 (4). 411-426. ISSN 1744-5523


Stramignoni, Igor (2004) Francesco's devilish Venus: notations on the matter of legal space California Western Law Review, 41 (Fall). 147-240. ISSN 0008-1639


Stramignoni, Igor (2003) Meditating comparisons, or the question of comparative law San Diego International Law Journal, 4. 57-90. ISSN 1539-7904

Stramignoni, Igor (2003) Book review: European law in the past and in the future: unity and diversity over two millennia Journal of Legal History, 24 (1). 107-108. ISSN 0144-0365


Stramignoni, Igor (2002) The king's one too many eyes: language, thought and comparative law Utah Law Review, 2002 (4). 739-773. ISSN 0042-1448

Stramignoni, Igor (2002) Soggetto di diritto e diritti (fondamentali) del soggetto: autonomia, linguaggio e diritto comparato Rivista Critica Del Diritto Privato, 2002. 223-243. ISSN 1123-1025

Stramignoni, Igor (2002) At the margins of the history of English law: the institutional, the socio-political and the 'blotted out' Legal Studies, 22 (3). 420-447. ISSN 0261-3875


Stramignoni, Igor (2001) Book review: Oxford essays in jurisprudence: fourth series Law Quarterly Review, 117. 340-343. ISSN 0023-933X

Stramignoni, Igor (2001) Book review: French lawyers: a study in collective action, 1274-1994 Modern Law Review, 64 (1). 135-157. ISSN 0026-7961

Stramignoni, Igor (2001) When law stands still: land contracts in English law and law's "abandonment" of everyday life Law and Critique, 12 (2). 105-134. ISSN 0957-8536


Stramignoni, Igor (2000) "A simple straightforward rule": diritto, abbandono e land contracts in diritto Inglese Rivista Del Diritto Commerciale e Del Diritto Generale Delle Obbligazioni, 88 (7-8). 417-443. ISSN 0035-5887

Stramignoni, Igor (2000) Book review: Diritto privato 1997: III l’abuso del diritto Modern Law Review, 63 (2). 308-316. ISSN 0026-7961


Stramignoni, Igor (1997) At the dawn of part performance: a hypothesis Journal of Legal History. 32-46. ISSN 0144-0365


Stramignoni, Igor (1996) Abuse of rights in Europe: an outline (with some observations in modern Japanese law) Nazan Hogaku, 20. ISSN 0387-1592


Stramignoni, Igor (1993) Sul nuovo progetto della Commissione in tema di associazione europea Rivista di diritto Internazionale Privato e Processuale, 1993. 933-942.


Stramignoni, Igor (1990) Il fallimento della società collaterale Il Diritto Fallimentare e Delle Societa Commerciali, 61. 1005-1056. ISSN 0006-8774


Stramignoni, Igor (1988) Il Gruppo Europeo d'Interesse Economico (G.E.I.E.): qualificazione giuridica e disciplina fiscale Rassegna di diritto Civile, 1988. 872-889. ISSN 0393-182X

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Dr Igor Stramignoni previously practised law for high-profile law firms in Rome and undertook advanced legal studies at Cornell Law School and at Oxford University before moving on to academia. He is the author of numerous publications in major law journals, including The Journal of Legal History, Law and Critique, Rivista Critica di Diritto Privato, Utah Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review. At LSE, Dr Stramignoni has been a member of the Management Committee of the Gender Institute (from 1997 to 1999), and the Director and Admission Tutor of the LLF Programme (until 2008). Besides teaching at LSE, Dr Stramignoni has lectured at the University of Rome I “La Sapienza”, at the University of Oxford, and at Nanzan University in Japan. In 2008-9 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris I “Pantheon-Sorbonne”. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in Context

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