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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Barbara Bottalico graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pavia, Faculty of Law. After spending two semesters at the Brooklyn Law School (USA), she obtained a PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies from the University of Trento, focusing her research on Law and Neuroscience. She was awarded a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy) in 2014/2015. Since 2016 she has been a Post-Doc Fellow at the University of Pavia, working on a project focused on the legal and ethical issues in ICTs and biomedicine, in cooperation with the Center for Health Technologies and the ECLT. Dr. Bottalico has taught several courses in Biolaw and Bioethics at the University of Milan and the University of Pavia.
Since 2011 she has also been a practicing lawyer in Milan, where she is specialized in employment and privacy law.

Academic assignments
- 2014/2015 Max Weber Fellow, Department of Law, European University Institute

- Academic Year 2012/2013 and 2013/2014: Lecturer: Constitutional Law - New dimensions of individual liberties (20 hours). University of Milan, Faculty of Law (I)
- Spring Semester and Fall Semester 2011: Visiting Scholar Center for Law, Language and Cognition, Brooklyn Law School, New York, USA. Supervisor: prof. Adam Kolber
- Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Conference: TILTing Perspectives 2011 - Technologies on the stand: Legal and ethical questions in neuroscience and robotics. Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Academic Year 2009/2010: Lecturer: Constitutional Law. Dimensions of individual liberties (20 hours course). University of Milan, Faculty of Law (I)
- September 1-31, 2009:  Visiting Scholar TELOS Research Centre, King’s College London, School of Law (UK) Supervisor: prof. Roger Brownsword
- May, 2009:  Teaching fellow Law and Life Sciences Course, University of Pavia - Faculty of Law (I)


List of publications

Book chapters
- Bottalico B., 2009. Il diritto penale e le neuroscienze: quale possibilità di dialogo? In: A. Santosuosso, S. Garagna, B. Bottalico, C.A. Redi, eds. 2010. Scienze Biomediche e Diritto. Un dialogo tra discipline, culture e lingue. IBIS.  
- Bottalico B. 2009. Le neuroscienze come ultima frontiera del rapporto tra neuroscienze e diritto: il problema della prova scientifica. In C. Bernasconi, S. Garagna, G. Milano, C.A. Redi, M. Zuccotti, ed. 2009. Neuroscienze.Itinerario fra tecnologia, etica e diritto. I corsi dell'Open Lab. IBIS, pp. 131-138.
- Santosuosso A., Bottalico B. 2009. Neuroscienze e categorie giuridiche: quale impatto?. In: A. Cerroni, ed. 2009. Neuroetica. UTET, pp. 45-68.
- Bottalico B., 2009. Familiarità dei caratteri ereditari e diritti individuali: un caso davanti al Tribunale di Milano. In: C. Piciocchi, P. Veronesi, C. Casonato eds. 2010. Forum di Biodiritto 2009. Il trattamento dei dati genetici. Cedam (in print).
- Santosuosso A., Bottalico B., 2008. Neuroscienze e diritto: una prima mappa. In: A. Santosuosso, ed. 2009. Le neuroscienze e il diritto - Neuroscience and the Law. IBIS, pp. 25-42.
- Bottalico B., Santosuosso A., 2008. Casi e materiali su neuroscienze e diritto. In: A. Santosuosso, ed. 2009. Le neuroscienze e il diritto – Neuroscience and the Law. IBIS, pp.177-182.
- Bottalico B., Santosuosso A., Azzini S., 2009 Universal v. National in Bioethics. The Informal Transnational Flow of Legal Standards and a Theoretical-Practical Proposal, available at: www.pulib.sk.

Journal Articles
- Santosuosso A., Bottalico B. (2013), "Neuroscienze e genetica comportamentale nel processo penale italiano. Casi e prospettive". Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia, Vol. 2.
- Bottalico B. (2011) "Cognitive Neuroscience, Decision Making and the Law", European Journal of Risk Regulation n. 3/11, pp. 427-432

- Camporesi S, Bottalico B. (2011). Can we finally "see" pain? Brain Imaging Techniques and Implications for the Law. Journal of Consciousness Studies (forthcoming).
- Santosuosso A., Bottalico B., 2009. Neuroscience, accountability and individual boundaries. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 3:45. doi:10.3389/neuro.09.045.2009.
- Bottalico B., 2009. Familiarità dei caratteri ereditari e diritti individuali: un caso davanti al Tribunale di Milano. La Nuova Giurisprudenza Civile Commentata, September, 9, pp. 399-410.

Congresses, Conventions and workshops
- November 10th-11th, 2011 Washington DC, USA. International Neuroethics Society Meeting Bottalico B., Neuroscience and Behavioral Genetics enter the Court: the Albertani case. Poster presentation and oral presentation.
- June 10th, 2011 University of Pavia
Young Scholar Symposium 2011
Bottalico B., Bruni B. (2011). "PTSD, Neuroscience and the Law"
Winner of the II Prize Fondazione Maugeri
- May 26th, 2011 University of Trento, Italy  
Forum di Biodiritto
Bottalico B. (2011) "Neurogenetics and the Law"
- July 12, 2010, University of Pavia, Italy
Law&Science Young Scholars Symposium
Bottalico B. (2010). Neuroscience and the law: the neuroscientific evidence in civil and criminal trials.
- June 10, 2010, Court of Milan, Italy
Neuroscienze e diritto: la nuova frontiera – Course for Judicial Training (Supreme Council of Judiciary - CSM)
Bottalico B. (2010). Neuroscienze e diritto: uno sguardo sulla letteratura internazionale e la casistica di common law”.
- May 5-7 2010, Padova, Italy
Neuroetica, Le Grandi Questioni, Incontri su Neuroscienze e Società – II Edizione,
Bottalico B., Camporesi S. (2010). Il caso Brian Dugan: tutta una questione di testa.
- September 17, 2009 Collegio Ghislieri, University of Pavia, Italy
Open Lab 2009 – Course for scientific journalists.
Bottalico B. (2009). Il ruolo dell’esperto neuroscientifico nel processo – The neuroscientific expert in the Court.
- August 24-27, 2009 T.U. Delft, The Netherlands.
International Conference on Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engeneering
Bottalico B., Santosuosso A. (2009). Brain Imaging and protection of individual rights: the real challenge to law.
- July 6, 2009 Collegio Ghislieri, Interdepartmental Research Centre ECLSC, University of Pavia, Italy.
Biomedicine and the law: a dialogue between disciplines, cultures and languages.
Bottalico B. (2009). Neuroscienze e diritto - Neuroscience and the Law.
- May 21-22, 2009  University of Trento, Italy
Biodiritto Forum: I dati genetici nel biodiritto – Genetic data and biolaw
Bottalico B. (2009). Familiarità dei caratteri ereditari e diritti individuali: un caso davanti al Tribunale di Milano.
- January 21-22, 2009 Presov University, Stara Lesna, Slovakia.
International Regional Unesco Conference: Methodological and methodical issues in bioethics today.
Bottalico B., Azzini S., Santosuosso A. (2009). Universal v. National in Bioethics. The Informal Transnational Flow of Legal Standards and a Theoretical-Practical Proposal.
- November 19, 2008– Court of Appeal of Milan
Neuroscience and Law Conference
Bottalico B. (2008). Casi e materiali su neuroscienze e diritto – Cases and materials about Neuroscience and Law.


Language skills
Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent (TOEFL IBT score: 105)
Spanish: good knowledge.


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