Maria Rosaria Marella is a full Professor of Law at the University of Perugia’s Faculty of Law, where she teaches Private Law and directs the Law Clinic on Health, Environment and Territory. She is a member of the Costituente dei Beni Comuni. Her current research focuses on the law of property and the tension between the private property traditional paradigm and alternative forms of ownership. She has recently edited a book on common goods and their legal regulation: M. R. Marella, (ed.), Oltre il pubblico e il privato.Per un diritto dei beni comuni. (Verona: Ombre Corte 2012).