Daniela Caruso

Daniela Caruso

Professor of Law

Jean Monnet European Union Professor
Michaels Faculty Research Scholar

LLB summa cum laude, University of Bari (Italy)
LLM, Harvard University
Doctorate in Comparative Law, University of Florence (Italy)


Biography

Professor Daniela Caruso teaches Contracts to first-year law students and an upper-class course on European Union Law. She also teaches a variety of law seminars and interdisciplinary courses, including a seminar on International Trade Regulation. Since January 2020, Professor Caruso has served as Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at the Frederick Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. In her publications, she focuses on private law and on the regulation of markets (whether domestic, regional, or international) as crucial elements in the political transformation of institutions and governance. At the core of her research is the relation between the laws of the market and the rise of inequality. In 2008 and 2014, Professor Caruso was visiting professor and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School. In 2015, she was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair by the EU Commission. “The legal integration of the European Union illustrates most vividly the impact of free trade on the social and political structures of sovereign nations,” she explains. In matters of contract law, her articles have dealt with the distributive impact of pseudo-contractual mechanisms in the delivery of special education services, with the links between contract doctrines and welfare reform, and with the distributive effects of contract-law paradigms in the context of trade agreements. Her article, “Non-Parties: The Negative Externalities of Regional Trade Agreements in a Private Law Perspective,” was recently published by the Harvard Journal of International Law (2018). Her pro bono work concerns persons with autism. She developed a course on Autism for the Law School and for the Kilachand Honors College, and her article, “Autism in the US: Social Movement and Legal Change,” was published by the American Journal of Law and Medicine (2010).

Publications

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  • Daniela Caruso, Loving it to Pieces: EU Law in US Legal Academia, Revisited No. 53 EU Law Live (2021)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Then and Now: Mark Pettit’s Modern Unilateral Contracts in the 1980s and in the Age of Blockchains 98 Boston University Law Review (2018)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Distribuzione (Commerciale) e Diritto: Variazioni su Tema, in Giurisprudenza e Autorità Indipendenti nell’Epoca del Diritto Liquido: Studi in Onore di Roberto Pardolesi (F. Di Ciommo and O. Troiano,2018)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Non-Parties: The Negative Externalities of Regional Trade Agreements in a Private Law Perspective 59 Harvard International Law Journal (2018)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Distribuzione (commerciale) e diritto: variazioni su tema Giurisprudenza e autorità indipendenti nell'epoca del diritto liquido : studi in onore di Roberto Pardolesi (2018)
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  • Daniela Caruso & Fernanda Nicola, Legal Scholarship and External Critique in EU Law, in Transformation of Reconstitution of Europe: The Critical Legal Studies Perspective on the Role of Courts in the European Union (Tamara Perišin and Siniša Rodin,2018)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Fairness at a Time of Perplexity: The Civil Law Principle of Fairness in the Court of Justice of the European Union, in Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2015)
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  • Daniela Caruso & Joanna Geneve, Melki in Context: Algeria and European Legal Integration, in No. 15-23 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2015)
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  • Daniela Caruso & Joanna Geneve, Trade and History: The Case of EU-Algeria Relations No. 14-49 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2014)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Lost at Sea No. 14-39 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2014)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Qu'ils mangent des contrats: Rethinking Justice in EU Contract Law, in No. 13-29 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2013)
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  • Daniela Caruso, The Baby and the Bath Water: The American Critique of European Contract Law No. 12-43 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2013)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Black Lists and Private Autonomy in EU Contract Law, in The Involvement of EU Law in Private Law Relationships (Dorota Leczykiewicz and Stephen Weatherill,2013)
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  • Daniela Caruso, The Transformation of Europe in US Legal Academia and its Legacy in the Field of Private Law, in Working Paper (2013)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Per una Storia Della Direttiva sulla Responsabilità da Prodotto Difettoso Danno e Responsabilita (2012)
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  • Daniela Caruso, The 'Justice Deficit' Debate in EU Private Law: New Directions No. 12-42 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2012)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Direct Concern in Regional Policy: The European Court of Justice and the Southern Question 17 European Law Journal (2011)
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  • Daniela Caruso, E.U. Law in U.S. Legal Academia 20 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law (2011)
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  • Daniela Caruso, The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law 24 European Union Studies Association Review (2011) (book review)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Autism in the US: Social Movement and Legal Change 36 American Journal of Law and Medicine (2010)
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  • Daniela Caruso, (Presidential) Powers In the European Union 88 Boston University Law Review (2008)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Contract Law and Distribution in the Age of Welfare Reform 49 Arizona Law Review (2007)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Private Law and State-Making in the Age of Globalization No. 06-09 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2006)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Lochner in Europe: A Comment on Keith Whittington's Congress before the Lochner Court Symposium: Lochner Centennial Conference 85 Boston University Law Review (2005)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Bargaining and Distribution in Special Education 14 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy (2005)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Private Law and Public Stakes in European Integration: the Case of Property 10 European Law Journal (2004)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Limits of the Classic Method: Positive Action in the European Union After the New Equality Directives 44 Harvard International Law Journal (2003)
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  • Daniela Caruso, The Missing View of the Cathedral: The Private Law Paradigm of European Legal Integration 3 European Law Journal (1997)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Culpa in Contrahendo: L'esperienza Statunitense e Quella Italiana (1993)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Relazioni Precontrattuali e Teoria dei Giochi Quadrimestre: Rivista di Diritto Privato (1991)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Obbligo di Contrarre e parità di Trattamento nei Contratti di Somministrazione dell'Energia Elettrica 6 Rassegna Giuridica dell'Energia Elettrica (1989)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Note sul Marchio Celebre di Impresa Mono-Produttiva 16 Giurisprudenza Commerciale (1989)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Leasing e Clausola Penale Quadrimestre: Rivista di Diritto Privato (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Comment to Art. 9, Nuova Disciplina dei Casi di Scioglimento del Matrimonio Nuove Leggi Civili Commentate (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Quando il Remedio é Peggiore del Male: Emoderivati Infetti e Responsabilità civile 111 Il Foro Italiano (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Illecita Percezione di Interessi e Tutela Aquiliana del Credito 111 Il Foro Italiano (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Danno da Rapina (al Dipendente) e Responsibilità della Banca 111 Il Foro Italiano (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Comment to Art. 7 DPR 224/1988, La Responsibilità da Prodotti Difettosi Nuove Leggi Civili Commentate (1988)
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  • Daniela Caruso, Il "Nom d'Usage": Una Riforma a Metà? 34 Rivista di Diritto Civile (1988)
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In the Media

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  • BU Today March 18, 2022

    Ukraine Town Hall Draws Large, Engaged Audience

    Robert Sloane and Daniela Caruso speak at event.
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  • January 20, 2020

    Daniela Caruso Named New Director of the Center for the Study of Europe

    Daniela Caruso featured in <em>BU Today<em/>.
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