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Felicia Caponigri


Felicia Caponigri is an American lawyer and Ph.D. student in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage at IMT. A member of the Indiana bar, Felicia received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from The University of Notre Dame Law School in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Art History from The University of Notre Dame in 2012. Felicia’s research focuses on the relationship between culture, fashion and the law. Her dissertation research, under the direction of Professor Lorenzo Casini, comparatively examines how individual Fashion objects may be legally classified as cultural heritage under Italian law and under U.S. law. Felicia’s work has been published in AEDON, The Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, The Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto Pubblico. Felicia has participated as a speaker in conferences in the United States, Ireland, Denmark and Italy. 

To learn more about Felicia’s dissertation research, read her article entitled Problematizing Fashion’s Legal Categorization as Cultural Property published in AEDON here.