Saura Masconale is Outreach Director at the University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy & Moral Science. At the Freedom Center, she is also in charge of the Master of Legal Studies, Law & Economics concentration, which the Center cosponsors with the James E. Rogers College of Law. Masconale was also competitively selected for the University of Arizona Academic Leadership Institute in 2021-22. 

Her research encompasses the broad domain of “law and political economy,” which studies how the intersection of legal entitlements, politics and economic forces affect society, both as a positive and normative matter.  In particular, her scholarship to date has focused on exploring the implications of this intersection in the public corporation context. Masconale’s articles have appeared in the Northwestern Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Journal of Corporate Law, and Social Philosophy and Policy, among other outlets. Her most recent work examines the evolution of the corporation from a mere economic agent to a new political actor and explores the democratic and political implications of this transformation.

Masconale holds a doctoral degree in law and economics from LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and a J.D. from University of Bologna.  Prior to joining the Freedom Center, she taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Before entering into academia, she practiced law at Clifford Chance LLC, an international law firm headquartered in London.