Carlo A. Pedrioli, J.D., Ph.D.
During his time in academia, Professor Carlo A. Pedrioli has held positions on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He arrived at Southern University having recently spent four years teaching law in the United Kingdom.
Pedrioli completed his higher education in the United States. He earned his B.A. in communication and English from California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, California; his J.D. from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California; and his M.A. and Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After finishing graduate school, Pedrioli worked for several years as a legal aid attorney in California. In that capacity, he represented indigent clients, mainly in the areas of housing, employment, and elder law. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the bars of various U.S. federal courts.
As an academic, Pedrioli has taught a variety of classes, especially in the area of public law. His courses have included Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Constitutional Law, Creating the Constitution, Constitutional Theory, Administrative Law, and Public International Law. Among other classes, Pedrioli also has taught Property, Mass Communication Law, Disability Law, and Jurisprudence.
His research interests include the overlapping areas of fundamental rights, social justice, critical theory, law and rhetoric, and the history of legal education. Pedrioli’s published research is available via the Social Science Research Network at the following location: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2067965.
While in academia, Pedrioli has provided pro bono representation to indigent litigants in federal court in the U.S., particularly at the appellate level. Some of this pro bono work has taken place with the diligent assistance of outstanding law students.
Cakes and Communication: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation Between the U.S. and U.K. Supreme Courts on the Tension Between Anti-Discrimination Law and the Freedoms of Religion and Speech, 7 U. Bologna L. Rev. 183 (2023).
This paper provides comparative discussion on major case law that preceded the 303 Creative v. Elenis case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. 303 Creative involves a web designer who, on religious grounds, objects to designing webpages for same-sex weddings.
The new paper is available on the University of Bologan Law Review website: https://bolognalawreview.unibo.it/article/view/16545.