Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS) in Law

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 0660
Course class LMG/01 - Law
Years in which the programme is being held II, III, IV and V
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Open access with assessment of basic knowledge
Place of teaching Ravenna
Degree Type Multiple degree
Inter-University programme KING’S COLLEGE OF LONDON
Programme Director Michele Angelo Lupoi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Programme profile

The degree programme is structured to give students a basic grounding in the Italian and European legal systems, as well as the basic tools for upgrading their skills, including history studies enabling them to place institutions of positive law in the context of their historical development. Seminars will help students to learn specific interpretive skills and techniques and study case material on topics that help them understand and appraise the principles and institutes of positive law.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

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Curricula

The University of Bologna's School of Law has stipulated an innovative - the onlyone of its kind in Italy - cooperation agreement with the Dicskon PoonKing's College of London considered as one of the most prestigious universitiesin the world.
According to the agreement, 10 students enrolled in the Long-Cycle Degreeprogramme in Law in Bologna will be able to complete their fifth year at theDickson Poon School of Law in London, where, sitting for three examinations andcompleting the long dissertation, they will be awarded of LLM(master) degree.

The School has entered an innovative cooperation agreement with Tilburg University, reputed to be one of the top world universities.Thanks to the prestige of his Institut Fiscaal, the University of Tilburg has become a reference point for International Tax Law, not only in the Netherlands but also in Europe, in particular for the strong partnerships with the European network of the Association of Tax Law Professors and with the European School of Advanced Fiscal Studies.The LLM for Bologna's Master degree program students is the one on International Business Tax Law, which represents a synthesis of specific knowledge in International Taxation and professional experiences with direct relationships with professional Dutch firms and with the Price Water House Cooper. Under the Agreement 5 students enrolled on the Single-cycle five-year Law degree programme at Bologna may attend the fifth year at Tilburg University, where they will attain the the International Business Tax Law LLM qualification.
On their return the exams passed in Tilburg will be counted by the School as replacing the optional exams on the Italian schedule, while a translation of their dissertation may be used to prepare the Italian degree dissertation.

Internship

The Degree's programme provides students enrolled at the 5th year with the opportunity to complete a practical internship of 200 hours and 8 ECTS at an Institution / Company having an agreement with the University of Bologna. This opportunity allows students, first of all, to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge that the course provides thus acquiring a complete preparation in many aspects and, secondly, to interact with the job market during the course.

Students regularly performing a work that could be assimilated to the internship can submit an application to the Commission to investigate whether such activities may be considered useful for the purposes of recognition of the Internship curriculum. The request must be filed with the Secretary's Office in Via Oberdan

Extra-curricular activities

The School organizes seminars and conferences of interest to students.

International mobility

Students may carry out part of their degree programme at universities in other European countries (Erasmus+ Program), or countries outside Europe (Overseas Program). The period ranges from 3 to 12 months, during which students are required to take previously agreed upon examinations and/or attend scheduled activities.

Access to further study

2nd cycle Law Degree givesaccess to third cycle studied: Phd Degrees and Graduate Schools (institutions organizing post-graduate courses) and Master. Inparticular, the Specialization School for Legal Professions " E. Redenti"established by law, issues a Postgraduate Diploma, computed as a 1-year periodvalid for the completion of the training period for access to the professionsof Lawyer, Notary and Magistrate. TheSchool of Postgraduate Studies on Public Administration organizes courses which can provide expertise in method and content necessary for professionalsin the field of administrative law and general studies on public administration.
The graduate will be able to enroll in one of several Master's Degree organized by the School of Law and by other schools (you should refer to the admission requirements provided for in the course of interest) . Masters are post-graduate courses in advanced scientific and high permanent or recurrent training in the reference field .

Career opportunities

Lawyer (after a period of apprenticeship and passing a State Exam according to current law)

  • Function in a professional context:

The single cycle degree programme in Law is required in order to exercise the legal profession, after passing the State exam.
Lawyers represent and defend the interests of their clients (person, company, organisation, etc.) on legal matters through the various degrees of civil, criminal or administrative justice. They draw up contracts and legal deeds, provide legal advice, lend legal assistance and act as an arbiter in out-of-court settlements. These acts are done with full awareness of the essential constitutional role and function of the lawyer regarding the protection of rights and interests of individual persons and collective organisations.

  • Competencies associated to the function:

- Knowledge of texts and guidelines (laws, regulations, procedures, case law, etc.), ability to appraise and define the case in point, backed by lifelong learning, as well as by:
- The ability to draft opinions and deeds in Italian;
- Interpersonal skills (relating to clients, colleagues, judges, etc.);
- ICT skills;
- Managerial skills;
- Ability to harness economic and accounting procedures to legal practice;
- Strong command of legal vocabulary in one or more foreign languages.

  • Career opportunities:

The legal profession is a career achieved through steps:
1) 2nd cycle Law graduates begin their careers as apprentices at a law firm, enabling them to hone knowledge gained at university. One partial alternative is to attend a Specialisation School for the legal professions. During the apprenticeship period they not only broaden their own legal background but get to know the various legal offices and learn how to handle routine practice of the legal profession.
2) After completing their apprenticeship and then passing the State Examination enabling them to exercise the legal profession, lawyers may set up their own firms or work for others (attorneys, banks, insurance agents, companies, public administration, etc.).
Lawyers may complete their education by attending a Specialisation School or second-level Professional Masters Degree.

Notary public (upon passing the nationwide competition as foreseen by current law)

  • Function in a professional context:

The single cycle degree programme in Law is required in order to sit the State Notary Examination.
Notaries receive and draw up legal deeds inter vivos (conveyancing, mortgages, donations) and wills; they accord them public status in their capacity as public officials; they register and transcribe them on public registries; they preserve and authenticate them; they issue copies, extracts and certificates.
Notaries also ascertain the will of contracting parties and translate this into legal idiom, vouching for the legality of the final deed; they advise the parties as to the most suitable document for their ends; they check the legality of deeds and transactions; they verify the conformity of documents; they perform document searches (at the mortgage and land registry offices) and provide specialist advice (excise and revenue tax, civil law, etc.).

  • Competencies associated to the function:

- Knowledge of texts and guidelines (laws, regulations, procedures, case law, etc.), ability to appraise and define the case in point, backed by lifelong learning, as well as by:
- The ability to draft opinions and deeds in Italian;
- Interpersonal skills (relating to clients, colleagues, staff, etc.);
- The ability to analyse the client's needs and decide which service they relate to;
- ICT skills;
- Managerial skills;
- Familiarity with the practices and principles of economics and accountancy;
- Strong command of legal vocabulary in one or more foreign languages.

  • Career opportunities:

The notarial profession is a career achieved through steps:
1) 2nd cycle Law graduates begin their careers as apprentices at a notary's office, enabling them to hone knowledge gained at university. One partial alternative is to attend a Specialisation School for the legal professions. During the practice period they not only broaden their own legal background but get to know the various legal offices and learn how to handle routine practice of the notarial profession.
2) After passing the State notary exam, they are appointed to a professional practice which they are expected to open to the public within three months

Judge (upon passing the nationwide competition as foreseen by current law)

  • Function in a professional context:

The single cycle degree programme in Law is required in order be admitted to the national competition procedure run by the Ministry of Justice.
Judges first establish the facts of the case and then adjudicate criminal, civil or administrative disputes. They arrange and conduct hearings, examine trial proceedings, appoint legal experts; they collect and assess evidence or information; they listen to the parties and their counsel, set investigations in motion, pass judgment. Judges are also expected to monitor prison conditions, decide corrective measures as an alternative to prison, check that the constitution or law is being observed, supervise the work of administrative staff, preside over economic resources and public spending mechanisms.

  • Competencies associated to the function:

- Knowledge of texts and guidelines (laws, regulations, procedures, case law, etc.), ability to appraise and define the case in point, backed by lifelong learning;
- The ability to draft opinions and deeds in Italian;
- The ability to relate to the public and professionals (lawyers, contending parties, colleagues, judiciary police, etc.)
- The ability to apply investigative techniques;
- ICT skills;
- The ability to interact with other professionals and understand the dynamics of business organisation;
- Knowledge of administrative and office procedure;
- Familiarity with archiving techniques;
- Strong command of legal vocabulary in one or more foreign languages.

  • Career opportunities:

The profession of judge is a career achieved through steps:
1) Law graduates must attend a restricted-access specialisation course at a Specialisation School for the legal profession (2 year programme).
2) They must pass a national competition set by the Ministry of Justice.
3) They must attend an obligatory 6-month course at the Higher School for Judges.
After the exam, a twelve-month apprenticeship (tirocinio) in judicial offices takes place.
After eleven more years they can be appointed Appeal Court Judge and another seven again are declared eligible for appointment to the Court of Cassation.
Judges may practise at the following institutions (in some cases conditional on further selection by competition): Superior Council of Judges, Superior Council of Military Judges, Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation, Appeal Court, Ordinary Law Courts, Assize Courts, Assize Appeal Court, Juvenile Court, Surveillance Court,
State Auditors' Court, State Legal Advisory Service, Regional Administrative Courts, Council of State

Company Legal Expert

  • Function in a professional context:

Law graduates may also work as legal experts in businesses.
The profession involves managing and coordinating a company legal office as well as dealing with legal points arising in company business. Business, procedure and documents must be checked for conformity with law; contracts and other documents of legal weight need drawing up, for the home and international markets. As well as legal opinion to be given, there are files and dossiers and administrative matters to be looked after, relationships with outsiders (such as other lawyers). The legal side of the business must be run in support of administration and other offices; credits need retrieving; institutional bodies must be attended (committees, consultative bodies, etc.).
The legal expert's job is also to prevent disputes and, if this proves impossible, to handle them under his/her responsibility, acting as a go-between for the company with external lawyers.

  • Competencies associated to the function:

- Knowledge of texts and guidelines (laws, regulations, procedures, case law, etc.), ability to appraise and define the case in point, backed by lifelong learning, as well as by:
- The ability to draft opinions and deeds in Italian;
- The ability to liaise over administration and business management;
- Knowledge of administrative and office procedure;
- Familiarity with archiving techniques;
- Managerial skills;
- Familiarity with the practices and principles of economics and accountancy;
- The ability to manage staff and human resources;
- The ability to interact with other professionals and understand the dynamics of business organisation;
- Familiarity with the principles/methods of presenting, promoting and selling products and services;
- Interpersonal skills (relating to colleagues, users and clients);
- ICT skills;
- Strong command of legal vocabulary in one or more foreign languages.

  • Career opportunities:

Company legal experts may be consultants or employees of industrial or manufacturing concerns, banking or insurance institutes, professional chambers (lawyers, notaries, accountants, technical consultants, architects, etc.).
They generally work at head office or headquarters of regional branches.
This is a specialist career ranging from junior legal assistant to manager of the legal and disputes office.
Legal experts may complete their education by attending a Specialisation School or second-level Professional Masters Degree.

Legal expert for public offices

  • Function in a professional context:

Law graduates may exercise the profession of legal expert for public offices.
The profession involves managing and coordinating a legal office as well as dealing with legal points arising in Public Administration institutes. Activities, procedure and documents must be checked for conformity with law; contracts and other documents of legal weight need drawing up, on the home and international fronts. As well as legal opinion to be given, there are files and dossiers and administrative matters to be looked after, relationships with outside bodies (law courts, State Legal Advisory Service, etc.). The legal side of the institute must be run in support of administration and other offices; institutional bodies must be attended (committees, consultative bodies, etc.).
The legal expert's job is also to prevent disputes and, if this proves impossible, to handle them under his/her responsibility.

  • Competencies associated to the function:

- Knowledge of texts and guidelines (laws, regulations, procedures, case law, etc.), ability to appraise and define the case in point, backed by lifelong learning, as well as by:
- The ability to draft opinions and deeds in Italian;
- The ability to administer and manage the institute in question;
- Knowledge of administrative and office procedure;
- Familiarity with archiving techniques;
- Managerial skills;
- Familiarity with the practices and principles of economics and accountancy;
- The ability to manage staff and human resources;
- The ability to interact with other professionals and understand the organisational dynamics of in-house work flows;
- Interpersonal skills;
- ICT skills;
- Familiarity with the main apparatus, policies, procedures and strategies to ensure safety and security at a local and national level with a view to protecting persons, information, property and institutions;
- Familiarity with group behaviour and dynamics, social trends and influences, migration of peoples, ethnic group phenomena;
- Strong command of legal vocabulary in one or more foreign languages.

  • Career opportunities:

Legal experts for public offices may practice in Italy, Europe or worldwide.
1) In Italy, by winning competitions set by Public Administration, they may hold top-level local government positions (Municipalities, Regions, Provinces); or in public authorities (health boards, Chambers of Commerce, Universities, public companies); in national organisations (Government, Parliament); the Inland Revenue, Works Inspectorate. He/she may also hold positions in the administration of justice (Law court offices).
2) In Europe, by winning public competitions set by the European Personnel Selection Office, they may occupy prestige and responsible positions in European bodies (Commission, Parliament, Council, Court of Justice, Auditors' Court, Regional Committee, Ombudsman, Data Protection Supervisor).
3) Worldwide, he/she may pursue a diplomatic career and rise, by competitions, to prestige and responsible positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations. Legal experts may complete their education by attending a Specialisation School or Professional Masters Degree.

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Academic programme

Semester-long courses
Timetable
Study programme

Exams

Course duration and attendance
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Law covers a period of 5 years. The attendance certificate (the right to take the exam) will be issued by the office: this means that the course does not require attendance, although it is recommended, since it allows for a more comprehensive preparation and facilitates passing the final examination.

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