Saura Masconale is Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona Department of Political Economy and Moral Science and Affiliated Faculty as the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She is also the Associate Director of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, a university center in the Office for Research, Innovation and Impact which provides research, teaching, and programming that is grounded in individual freedom and honors people’s right to constructively disagree. At the Freedom Center, she is in charge of the Master of Legal Studies, Law & Economics concentration, which the Center cosponsors with the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Her research studies how the intersection of legal entitlements, politics, and economic forces affect society, both as a positive and normative matter. In particular, her scholarship to date has focused on exploring the implications of this intersection in the public corporation context. Her articles have appeared in the Northwestern Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Journal of Corporate Law, and Social Philosophy and Policy, among other outlets. Her most recent work examines the evolution of the corporation from a mere economic agent to a new political actor and explores the democratic and political implications of this transformation.
Saura holds a doctoral degree in law and economics from LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and a J.D. from University of Bologna. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, she taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Before entering into academia, she practiced law at Clifford Chance LLC, an international law firm headquartered in London.