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IECoLSInternational, European and Comparative Legal Studies

Tuition fee €786 per year
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The Bachelor’s degree in “International, European and Comparative Legal Studies [IECoLS]” provides students with complete legal training, with a strong European, international, and comparative nature and consistent attention to the legal phenomenon in its global dimension.

Attending the programme and obtaining the qualification allows the student to develop specific expertise and knowledge in the legal field, enabling them to operate effectively in different contexts globally.

Programme structure

The IECoLS programme is taught in English to allow students a transnational approach to the legal phenomenon, opening up at the end of the course the possibility of careers even outside the national territory.

During the entire course, the modules on characterizing subjects focus on each subject’s key principles, and the practical fallouts of such principles in different national experiences, using the comparative method as much a possible.

During the first year, and then during the second and third, the characterizing teachings follow one another, characterized by the primary attention to the fundamental principles of the individual subjects and the practical effects of the same in the individual systems, using the comparative method as much as possible.

In addition, during the third year, courses are offered specifically to the Chinese economy and Law, a qualifying point of the Department of Excellence project of the Law Department.

To accentuate the professional dimension of the course, a specific internship is mandatory. For that purpose, the Department enters into agreements with subjects active in the international legal field and monitors the internship. Moreover, the internship can also be used as a support to prepare for the final exam of the course, which will be in English. In particular, also to enhance the international dimension of the course, the student is encouraged to carry out internships abroad.

In general, within the teaching of the individual courses, the treatment of fundamental and structural profiles will be privileged, to build a solid theoretical basis of transnational value. Notions on specific competencies of domestic law will be resumed from such principles, favoring the comparison between different legal systems.

Furthermore, the course will focus specifically on the European and international dimension. Attention to the European profile is present not only in the institutional module of European Union Law but also in the thematic declinations of various specific teachings (for example European Company Law – which is also included within a Jean Monnet Chair -, European Criminal Law, EU Food Law…), in which the main subject is treated with particular attention to the European legal profile.

The students can choose the elective courses to address a specific preparation allowing them to specialized either in transnational law or international trade.

Credits earned with elective courses and activities can be accrued by attending further teaching, or by attending specific seminars organized by the Degree Program, to diversify the teaching offer.

The proposed seminars will also be held by foreign teachers visiting Macerata, as part of structured and non-structured visitorship programs. Care is taken, in the preparation of seminars, to privilege subjects and topics not included in the teaching programs scheduled in the course.

This will allow students to deepen their knowledge, gradually accruing the necessary credits in a consistent manner during the three-year course, by attending the seminars of their greatest interest.
The student can also choose whether to accrue the credits required for further linguistic knowledge alternatively certifying a competence equal to at least C1 in the English language, or at least B1 level in another language, other than the student’s mother tongue.

The designed path thus contributes to the training of a lawer fully aware of the Western legal dimension and with a privileged point of observation on Chinese law and economics, able to operate effectively in international work and professional contexts, and ready for any further study cycles. , in Italy and abroad, both in a strictly legal and non-legal field, aimed at providing a greater specialization, including geographical ones, to its skills.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor’s degree programme in International, European and Comparative Legal Studies trains legal professionals with a European, international and comparative vocation and specialization, for integration into the job market, both in the public and private sectors. Furthermore, the general training is oriented to an approach that allows graduate students to deepen their legal skills in Italy, for example by enrolling after the single-cycle master’s degree in law, with a limited number of credits to be obtained.

The programme provides a preparation that, considering from the language of teaching, is characterized by attention to supranational dimension, both in the substantive and procedural field, allowing for easy insertion of graduates in a variety of working contexts.

Professional figures:
1. Legal operators of an international nature, in particular in the banking, financial, and insurance companies;
2. Legal operators for SMEs to promote their internationalization;
3. Representatives of the foreign trade area for Chambers of Commerce and trade associations;
4. Officials with a specific vocation to contact abroad in the Public administrations;
5. Officials of a level comparable to a permanent office in the European institutions and other international organizations.

The linguistic skills of graduates, thanks to the entirely taught in English lectures and the supplementary activities also offered by international guests, will train a high-level profile and will constitute an extremely important added value for the graduate, opening up further professional opportunities.

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 26, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 26, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States