Giovanni Maria Flick
Jurist, politican and academic
Giovanni Maria Flick is an Italian jurist, politician and academician. After graduating in Law at 23, he was at the head of the Città dei Ragazzi in Rome. At 24, he passed the competition to become a magistrate, taking the first place at national level.
In 1976, he left the magistracy and began his career as a criminal lawyer, interrupted in 1996 with the appointment as Minister of Justice in the first Prodi’s government. In February 2000, he was appointed Judge at the Constitutional Court by the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Five years later, he assumed office as Vice-chairman and in 2008 as Chairman.
Currently, he is Professor Emeritus in Criminal Law at the Luiss University of Rome, where he taught until his appointment as Constitutional Judge. He was advisor and then chairman of the Fondazione San Raffaele del Monte Tabor during the composition with creditors that allowed to save and sell the Milan health and research centre.