Structure

Law and Economics curriculum

1 st year – Mandatory Courses

BUSINESS LAW IUS/05 (9 CFU)
The course aims at teaching the relationship between law and economics, between the legal culture and the economic culture, antitrust regulations, as well as the regulation of the market, services and financial markets.
EUROPEAN AND ITALIAN PUBLIC LAW IUS/09 (9 CFU)
The Course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of Italian public law within the European Union and International Law, particularly fundamental rights, social rights and their effectiveness; regionalism, federalism and multilevel government, focusing on specific case studies to explore some fundamental rights in a broad and integrated perspective.
HERMENEUTICS AND EUROPEAN LAW – IUS 20 (9 CFU)
The course aims at providing tools for understanding legal hermeneutics in order to integrate the knowledge of the rules with a legal-philosophical culture. The main object will be the formation of a lawyer in a European context. The lectures will focus onto the following topics: differences between law and other ‘forms of life’ (especially ethics and economics); the cleavage between legal interpretation and general theory of law; legal vs ‘procedural’ argumentation; legal reasoning and legal judgment: towards the art of interpretation; legal praxis and the principles of law.
ECONOMICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION SECS/P01 (9 CFU)
The main goal of this course is to allow students the understanding of the reasons why European countries have first created the European Economic Community and then have deepened their agreement through the creation of the European Monetary Union.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS SPS/06 (9 CFU)
The aim of this course is to provide the basic knowledge for the analysis and understanding of the evolution of the international political system since the Paris Peace conference to the dissolution of URSS. Particular attention will be devoted to the History of European Integration.
EUROPEAN UNION LAW IUS/14 (9 CFU)
The Course aims at illustrating the main features of European Union Law, with particular reference to the institutional and normative modifications introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.

1st year – Elective Courses

OPTIONAL COURSE I (6 CFU)
You may choose option courses from any of the courses offered in English by the Faculty of Law.
2 nd year – Mandatory Courses

LAW AND ECONOMICS I – SECS-P03 (9 CFU)
The course will provide students with the theoretical instruments of the economic analysis of law and the knowledge necessary to apply them to European integration issues.
LAW AND ECONOMICS II SECS-P03 (9 CFU)
The aim of the course is to provide the main principles of the economic theory applied to competition policy. In particular, the topics addressed will enable students’ ability to understand antitrust policy and regulation fundaments: relevant market, market power, cartels, abuse of dominant position, mergers, sectoral regulatory frameworks.
EUROPEAN POLITICAL ECONOMY SECS-P02 (9 CFU)
The course provides sufficient knowledge of economics and business, the mathematical-statistical tools, and of the regulatory framework of the European Union to understand the functioning of the economic system, the functioning of markets and the role of business in the process of European integration. In particular, the course provides the skills necessary to: understand the functioning of markets for goods and services, labor and financial markets and the effects of economic policies that govern them; address the problems of management of the companies that operate at European and international level; understand the process of European economic integration, policies that favor and their effects on national economic systems; examine the main factors of economic, political and social European Union in comparative perspective, comparing the Italian situation with that of other Member States
2 nd year – Elective Courses

OPTIONAL COURSE I (6 CFU)
to be chosen among:
EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW – IUS/17
The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles that govern the relations of influence-interference between criminal law and supranational (European / EU and conventional), an investigative methodology of comparative character, as well as the essential features of the system of justice ICC. All this, in order to allow access to further training in university masters or doctoral schools, and in order to pursue different career paths (the legal profession, the judiciary, corporate lawyer). Apart from learning the theoretical categories, assumes a primary importance to the acquisition of adequate training methodology of the study, using a technical approach to one-time exegetical and constitutionally oriented, having special regard to the practical implications of the so trial. Europeanization of criminal law.
EUROPEAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW- IUS/16
The course aims to examine the key effects of European sources, both in relation to the E.C.H.R. system and to the E.U. system on internal criminal justice, and on the new forms of judicial cooperation, based on mutual recognition and the mutual application of judicial decisions, which progressively lie ever more alongside the traditional ones.
OPTIONAL COURSE II (6 CFU)
You may choose option courses from any of the courses offered in English by the Faculty of Law.

European and Comparative Law curriculum

1 st year – Mandatory Courses

COMPARATIVE AND EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW – IUS/21 (9 CFU)
The course has as the goal to favour the understanding of Comparative and European public law, with particular reference to the historical, economic and comparative data essential for a critical evaluation.
INTERNATIONAL LAW – IUS/13 (9CFU)
This course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of public international law in order to enable them to: 1) understand the main features of the international legal system and 2) autonomously and critically evaluate the major issues and events in contemporary international relations. It will contribute to a full understanding of the basic concepts of International law as well as with the proper method of studying this subject and the skill to understand and critically analyze major contemporary international issues. The principal features of the international legal system will be examined
COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW – IUS/01 (9 CFU)
The course intends to examine private law institutions in comparative perspective, with particular attention to legal unification process derived from globalization.
EUROPEAN UNION LAW – IUS/14 (9 CFU)
The Course aims at illustrating the main features of European Union Law, with particular reference to the institutional and normative modifications introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN LAW – IUS 19 (9 CFU)
The specific purpose of the course is to highlight how the study of the past juridical experience can help to outline and understand the most significant moments and the fundamental values of the European legal tradition.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS- SPS/06 (9 CFU)
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge for the analysis and understanding of the evolution of the international political system since the Paris Peace conference to the dissolution of URSS. Particular attention will be devoted to the History of European Integration.
1st year – Elective Courses

OPTIONAL COURSE I (6 CFU)
to be chosen among:
FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPEAN LAW – IUS/18
The course offers cognitive tools that facilitate students to recognize the legal patterns (path dependence) throughout the evolution of some of most crucial issues in the current European law, reconnecting their origins in roman law with today’s main national legal systems, EU law and common frames of harmonized law. The investigation will be carried on from a multipoint perspective and it will entail the analysis of first hand materials, such as normative texts, judicial decisions and scholarly literature, that will be circulated via email. In particular, the Law & Economics approach will be stressed, trying to ‘pierce the veil’ before the public policies and the regulatory choices. As expected outcomes, the students that will successfully attend the course thus will be able to understand the inner rationes behind the current challenges of European legal integration.
COMPARATIVE AND EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW – IUS/07
The course of “Comparative and European Labour Law” is aiming at analyzing the main features of the European labour law and its impact on the national law system. In particular the analysis will have as object the European Treaty, the regulations, and the most relevant European directives, furthermore the implementing provisions of the Member States with the aim to evaluate the practical impact relating to the employees protections in the national law systems.
EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW – IUS/17
The course aims at providing students with a basic understanding of the principles that govern the relations of influence-interference between criminal law and supranational (European / EU and conventional), an investigative methodology of comparative character, as well as the essential features of the system of justice ICC. All this, in order to allow access to further training in university masters or doctoral schools, and in order to pursue different career paths (the legal profession, the judiciary, corporate lawyer). Besides theoretical categories, primary importance will be given to adequate training study methodology, with technical approach and practical implications of the so-called Europeanization of criminal law.
EUROPEAN CIVIL PROCEDURE AND ARBITRATION – IUS/15
The course will address European civil procedure law, encompassing both common principles governing jurisdictional protection in EU Member States and existing harmonized rules, especially for transnational disputes and international litigation. The course will also focus on arbitration law, with particular respect to international commercial arbitration. As to teaching methodology, the course will combine frontal lessons/seminars with, desirably, interactive activities, practical sessions, mock cases, etc..
EUROPEAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW- IUS/16
The course aims to examine the key effects of European sources, both in relation to the E.C.H.R. system and to the E.U. system on internal criminal justice, and on the new forms of judicial cooperation, based on mutual recognition and the mutual application of judicial decisions, which progressively lie ever more alongside the traditional ones.
2 nd year – Mandatory Courses

COMPARATIVE AND EUROPEAN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – IUS/10 (6 CFU)
The course aims at implementing methods and tools in order to focus on the main substantial and procedural aspects of the comparative administrative law.
EUROPEAN COMPANY LAW – IUS/04 (6 CFU)
The course in European Company Law aims at providing students with a focus on the field of Company Law in a European context. The first part of the course offers an introduction to EU Company Law: regulatory competition, arising from some decisions of the European Court of Justice. Then harmonization of Company law, particularly by EU directives and regulations concerning capital, mergers, divisions, separate and consolidated accounts, one man company, accounts legal revision, application of international accounting standards, etc. The third part of the courses covers EU regulations concerning the special forms of companies or. A good acquaintance with the principles and rules of Commercial and Company Law at national level is a pre-requisite for the successful attending of the course.

2 nd year – Elective Courses

OPTIONAL COURSE I (9 CFU)
to be chosen among:
LAW AND ECONOMICS I
The course will provide students with the theoretical instruments of the economic analysis of law and the knowledge necessary to apply them to European integration issues.
LAW AND ECONOMICS II
The aim of the course is to provide the main principles of the economic theory applied to competition policy. In particular, the topics addressed will enable students’ ability to understand antitrust policy and regulation fundaments: relevant market, market power, cartels, abuse of dominant position, mergers, sectoral regulatory frameworks.
OPTIONAL COURSE II (6 CFU)
to be chosen among:
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS – IUS/09
This course tries to offer a definition of fundamental rights and try to define the importance of their inclusion in the Constitutions or in European Treaty or in other treaty such as the European convention of human rights. It will be paid attention to the protection of fundamental rights: jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional mechanism of guarantee and in special way to the jurisprudence of the constitutional Court and other European or international Courts.
PUBLIC MIGRATION LAW – IUS/08
The aim of the course is the acquisition by Students of the knowledge necessary to critically examine the legal issues concerning the constitutional status of foreigners, fundamental rights and duties of migrants, as well as immigration and asylum laws. These questions will be analysed in order to highlight the peculiar legal issues related to the intertwining between constitutional principles, national case-law and legal constraints arising from European Union law, international law, and from the European Convention on Human Rights
EUROPEAN LEGAL SYSTEM – IUS/02
The aims of the course are: a) to introduce the study of comparative law; b) to identify the aspects that characterize the main Western legal systems of civil and common law; c) to investigate the evolution of the model of joint-stock company in European company law. The course provides the tools to deepen the study of fundamental legal problems of private law in comparative perspective.
COMPARATIVE AND EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW – IUS/02
The course aims to increase the theoretical and practical knowledge of European private law – especially considered the EU integration process – through the analysis of areas where the EU legislation has affected relations between private parties, particularly with regard to the contract and civil liability.
BUSINESS LAW – IUS/05
The course aims at teaching the relationship between law and economics, between the legal culture and the economic culture, antitrust regulations, as well as the regulation of the market, services and financial markets.
LAW OF EUROPEAN INTERNAL MARKET –IUS/14
This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the main instruments regulating the EU internal market and its freedoms (one of the most important area of EU substantive law). Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) apply their knowledge in order to analyze and interpret EU legislation and ECJ Case law in this field, and 2) critically discuss the dynamics of European market integration and its future challenges.
LAW OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS – IUS/04
The course aims at providing students with adequate knowledge of the main legal issues regarding cross-border transactions between professionals. Those issues will be analysed by using the comparative method and taking into due consideration the commercial practice as reflected in international case law, as well as model contracts and clauses.
TRANSPORTATION LAW- IUS/06
The course is aimed at providing the knowledge of “Transportation Law” in the International, European and National perspective, with particular regard to the infrastructures, the services and the transport contract (in the different modes) as well as to the relevant carriers’ liability systems. The study of this subject will give the students the opportunity to obtain the legal know-how and the skill to pursue a career as specialist in the “Transportation law”.
EUROPEAN TAXATION LAW – IUS/12
1. a general part concerning institutional lines of the national tax system and in particular: the constitutional principles; the fiscal norm; the implementation of tax law (tax return; assessment; collecting; tax penalties; tax litigation 2. a special part concerning the study of European Tax Law.
Optional Course I and II (12 CFU)
You may choose optional courses from any of the courses offered in English by the Faculty of Law.

ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH CURRICULA

STAGE (3CFU)
This is a peculiarity of our Master Programme: you may choose among the options stages on the JobSoul portal: https://www.jobsoul.it/ or make a specific Stage Proposal to be submitted to the Course Programme Director and approved by Faculty Commission.
DISSERTATION (18 CFU)
The final dissertation is a written document on a topic chosen by the Student in one of the Courses taken during the Programme, supervised by a Professor of the Faculty.