Francesca Cassone

Francesca Cassone provides legal assistance and advice in contractual law, torts, family law and bioethics.

She has developed expertise in medical malpractice disputes and assists health care providers and institutions, public or private, in order to reduce risks relating to the standard of care, informed consent and data protection.

She also specializes in biolaw, both domestic and international, providing judicial and extrajudicial legal advice in right to autonomy and self-determination, right to fundamental decision privacy, protecting sexual orientation and gender identity under antidiscrimination law, reproductive rights and the right to make advance healthcare directive.

Francesca graduated in law with honors (110 cum laude/110), in 2002, at the University of Turin, with a dissertation deemed worthy of mention about “Assisted procreation: attribution of maternity”.

In December 2004, she obtained the “Fulvio Croce Prize” for the best Civil Law degree thesis in Piedmont for the years 2002-2003, 2003-2004.

On November 26, 2009, she became a PhD (Doctor) in Civil Law at the University of Pisa with full marks and a dissertation about “The fate of frozen embryos between autonomy and authority”.

She was also Full Time Visiting Phd Student at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy of the University of Manchester, under the scientific co-ordination of Prof. Margaret Brazier and Prof. John Harris.

Since November 2002 she has collaborated with the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, teaching as a lecturer Private Law, Civil Law and Family Law under the guidance of Prof. Lenti and Prof. Bin.

Since October 2003, at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin, she has taught as a lecturer Basics of Private Law and Consumer Law under the guidance of Prof. Delogu.

From 2008 to 2010 she was Adjunct Professor for the course of “Sanità Pubblica. Aspetti etico-giuridici di inzio vita” held by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Turin.

From 2012 to 2014 she taught Basics of Private Law for the course held by the Department of Management and Production Engineering of the Politecnico of Turin. She is now included in the “Albo degli studiosi e degli esperti” of the Politecnico of Turin, qualified to teaching Private law.

Since 2006 Francesca she has been Adjunct Professor for the course of Private Law at the Scuola di Specializzazione per le professioni legali “Bruno Caccia e Fulvio Croce”.

She published articles in different law review and treatise chapters and she has been a speaker at several conferences.

On October 23, 2005, she became a lawyer, with the best exam result for the year 2004-2005 and so obtaining the “Toga d’Oro Prize”.

Due to her academic commitments, she registered at the Bar of Turin in 2007.

She speaks fluent English.

Publications (some) +

  • Cassone, Procreazione e norme. Quali implicature?, in AA.VV., Questioni di genere nel diritto: implicito e crittotipi, Giappichelli, 2015, pp. 133-150; 

  • Cassone, L’interruzione volontaria della gravidanza in epoca gestazionale molto avanzata tra autodeterminazione della donna e interesse del nascituro, in Rivista interdisciplinare, I, 2012, pp. 49-66; 

  • Cassone, Il danno da nascita indesiderata, in Le responsabilità in medicina, a cura di Belvedere e Riondato, vol. IV del Trattato di Biodiritto, diretto da Rodotà e Zatti, 2011, pp. 371-431; 

  • Cassone, La surroga materna tra tutela dell’integrità fisica e diritto alla salute, incrit.dir. priv., 2008, pp. 103-123; 

  • Cassone, Diritto a procreare e diritto alla bigenitorialità. Uno sguardo alle norme, in Minori e Giustizia, n. 2/2008, pp. 60-71.