Maria Lucia Passador is an LL.M. Candidate at Harvard Law School (class of 2021). She holds a Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law (J.D. equivalent) with highest honors (July 2014) and a Ph.D. in Legal Studies - Business Law (2018) both from Bocconi University. She is also an attorney-at-law and a member of the Milan Bar Association.
Maria Lucia has published articles in Italy (in Rivista delle Società, Giurisprudenza commerciale, Rivista del diritto societario, Giurisprudenza italiana), in France (in Revue de droit des affaires internationales and Revue internationale des services financiers), in Spain (in Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursatil) and especially in the United States of America (in Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, New York University Journal of Law and Business, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Virginia Law & Business Review and Securities Regulation Law Journal).
Her primary areas of research include corporate law and corporate governance, comparative corporate law and corporate finance, securities regulation and financial markets regulation.
She was Junior Academic Visitor at the Commercial Law Center - University of Oxford (Hillary Term, 2019), Visiting Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gastwissenschaftlerin am Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg, 2018), at Columbia Law School under the supervision of professor Jeffrey N. Gordon (Spring 2018), at Harvard Law School under the supervision of professor Mark J. Roe (to whom she worked as a Research Assistant in April 2016-December 2017) and Jesse M. Fried (Spring 2016 and 2017) and at Berkeley Law - Boalt Hall (December 2016-January 2017).
Her PhD thesis focused on Codes of Corporate Governance and their impact on practice (especially with regard to the functioning of the board) in a comparative and empirical perspective.