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Degree Level: 
Single-Cycle Master's Degree
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Law
Access Requirements: 
Italian Classification: 
LMG/01 Classe delle lauree magistrali in giurisprudenza
Teaching Languages: 
Italian and English

Course Overview

The duration of the master degree in Law is 5 years; it aims at enabling students to grasp knowledge of the wider legal field, involving – in a balanced interaction pointed towards a general understanding of the dynamics of law – basic cultural education, fundamentals coaching, teaching of increasingly more relevant aspects concerning the main disciplines in positive law, and training in related or supplementary courses.

In particular, education is provided – also making use of seminars and case studies – in the following fields: history and philosophy, private law, public law, procedural law, criminal law, international law, as well as in the institutional, economical, comparative and EU fields. This organizational model ensures that students enrolled in the master degree in Law will be best trained to become traditional jurists: judges, lawyers, notaries, or experts in law in the public and private sectors.

Educational Goals

The master degree in Law aims at training professionals provided with advanced legal preparation, and directed towards the legal professions and the Bench. They will be able to operate autonomously or be employed, in high profile and responsibility positions, in different fields (social, socio-economical and political activities, institutions, public offices, private businesses, unions), sectors (ICT law, comparative law, international and EU law), and international organizations, where the jurist’s analytical, evaluation, and decision making skills prove valuable beyond their original sectorial utilizations. The master degree in Law aims at realizing these placement objectives in the regional but also in the wider national and European sphere.

Synthetic description of Education path

The course starts with the study of basic subjects (Constitutional Law, Principles of Private Law) and historical subjects. More subjects further promoting a broader cultural training (Philosophy of Law, Political Economy) and vocational subjects in the international and employment fields are being studied during the second year.

Subjects studied in the following three years include civil and criminal procedural law, company law, civil law, criminal law, public law, more subjects concerning in depth training in history and philosophy and comparative law.

Further elective subjects and training activities can be chosen to deepen knowledge and skills in basic subjects.

Job Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Legal expert in companies
  • Legal expert in government agencies
  • Notary public
  • Judge