Paolo Cavaliere is a lecturer in Digital Media & IT Law at the University of Edinburgh Law School.
Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Paolo has been a researcher and Price Media Law Moot Court coordinator at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policies of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. Other previous positions include Research Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society, where he also taught Media and Communications Policies in the MA program in Public Policy; Joint Visiting Researcher at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School of Communication and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA; Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow in Italian Public Law, Italian and European Constitutional Law, Regional Law and Constitutional Justice at Bocconi University, Italy. Paolo has also collaborated with international organisations and NGOs, and in this capacity has had the chance to serve as an independent reviewer and adviser on draft laws on IT and transparency of media ownership in the Federal Republic of Somalia and in the Republic of Moldova.
His main interests in research include the discipline of pluralism and diversity in the media, e-democracy and the relationship between new media and politics, regulation of audiovisual industries and digital media. He has written about different aspects of Media law, including “mediacracy” and the democratic deficit of the EU; media pluralism in the European sphere; digital technologies and the political debate in the public sphere.
Paolo received his Ph.D. in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University of Milan. His doctoral dissertation focused on the issue of pluralism and diversification of information in the European landscape of news media, combining a survey on media law and policy in a comparative perspective with elements of economic analysis and public choice theory. He also holds a laurea in Law from the University of Pavia and an LL.M. in Public Law from University College, London. He completed his law apprenticeship and was admitted to the Bar in Italy.