Cosimo Cascione is Professor of Roman Law. He studied at the Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II under the guidance of Prof. L. Labruna and T. Spagnuolo Vigorita from 1987 to 1991, and following this at the Institut für Römisches und Gemeines Recht of Göttingen with Prof. O. Behrends. Cosimo Cascione earned a Ph D in Roman Law in 1995. He has held fellowships from the Strohmeyer-Stiftung Institut and from the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He was Professor of Roman Constitutional Law at the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’ Università di Napoli Federico II. There, he was appointed he was appointed Full Professor at the Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza in 2005.

His research interests comprise Roman law, particularly private, public and constitutional law. Besides that he is concerned with the tradition of Roman law and the Italian civil procedure law.
During his research stay at Topoi he works together with research project (B-1-4) Infrastructure by giving new insights into the legal institution of provincial properties in Roman law.