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Legal Careers in Italy
In the Italian Legal System a Single-Cycle Degree in Law (Laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in Giurisprudenza – LMG/01) is mandatory to enter either the Bar, the Magistracy and Notariat, although it is not the only prerequisite. Candidates to the Bar should also attend a training period of 18 months in a Law Firm and an exam. To access the open competition for the Magistracy is mandatory to be alternatively a Member of the Bar, a PhD in Legal Studies, to have a Diploma of a Specialisation School for the Legal Professions or to have completed a Court Trainee period. To access the Notarial open competition is mandatory an apprenticeship in a notary's office for 18 months.


Our Faculty

The Faculty of Law was established in 1924 and 2014 marked its 90th year of activity. The three departments of the Faculty are housed in the old “Ca’ Granda” (the big house), a remarkable monumental hospital complex commissioned by Francesco Sforza and his wife Bianca Maria Visconti in 1456 in order to celebrate the conquest of the dukedom of Milan. This historic building, a well-known example of 15th century architecture from Lombardy, is located in the very heart of the city center and has been assigned to the Law Faculty immediately after the Second World War.
Over the years, the Faculty has maintained its initial prestige thanks to the work of many great Masters who also helped to train a large part of the current teaching staff, which is composed of 73 full professors, 24 associate professors and approximately 100 assistant professors.
The Faculty has always devoted particular attention to international relations, with teaching staff and the most brilliant students constantly collaborating in research projects and exchange programs with prestigious foreign universities. Ours is the only Italian Faculty of Law to be a member of LERU, The League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association of twenty-one leading research-intensive universities, that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. Furthermore, over the years, the Faculty entered into thirty-seven agreements with other European Universities to foster students’ mobility (lifelong learning program/LLP-Erasmus). It has signed several international agreements with prestigious foreign universities all over the world to enhance academic collaboration, faculty and students exchanges and other mutually beneficial scientific and educational objectives, internationalization objectives staff exchange program as well as joint research programs such as (among others) with Notre Dame du Lac, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidade Federal Fluminense (Niterói, Brasil), Xiamen (China), East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China), Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Republic of Korea) School of Law, Cornell University and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (Accra, Ghana). The Faculty also has a joint double degree program in Law with the Faculty of Law of the University of Toulouse.
The Faculty organizes, in partnerships with other foreign Universities, summer schools abroad (respectively in China and Portugal) on Climate Change and Environmental Protection and Intellectual Property Rights in China, and Transnational Dispute Resolution. It trains its law students’ teams to participate in the renowned Williem C. v. International Commercial Arbitration Moot that takes place in Vienna and in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris.
The Faculty offers a wide range of courses organized around three main cycles of study, in line with the European model outlined by the Bologna Process: a first cycle (three-year bachelor’s program) in Legal Science; a single-cycle degree (Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico – single-cycle, five- year degree program) in Law; and a third cycle (Doctorate-PhD in National and International Legal Studies).
For the academic year 2013-14, the Faculty offers 21 academic courses taught entirely in English and designed for international students, on Comparative Labour Law; European Labour Law; Competition Law and Economics; Economics of Taxation; Financial Markets and Institutions; Food Law; Gender Justice; International Business Law and Dispute Settlement Mechanisms;International Corporate Governance; International Criminal Law; International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development; International Insolvency Law; International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement; International Refugee and Human Rights Law; Introduction to Italian Law; International Transport Law; Law and Ontology; Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Sociology of Human Rights.
For the academic year 2015-16, the Faculty offers also a new second cycle of study consisting in a LL.M. in Law & Sustainable Development (a two year Graduate Program/laurea magistrale), taught entirely in English.


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