The Law Degree Course is a Master’s Degree program, structured in five years, offering full legal education.
The Law degree grants access to those “traditional” legal professions (Attorney, Judge, Notary), examination for State Official, as well as doctorate programs and, more generally, “higher education”; it is also required by companies for those seeking employment in high-ranking positions in legal and human resources departments.
Admission is granted to those student in possession of a High School diploma or equivalent foreign credentials approved by local applicable laws. An official admission exam to access the Law Degree program is not necessary however candidates are required to undergo a “MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS EXAM” in order to have a self-evaluation tool with regards to the choice of the aforementioned program, especially in relation to those minimum necessary vocational characteristics.
For said purpose, the test will have to be taken before enrolling in the degree program. The test result does not affect enrollment. Taking the test, and its positive outcome, is, nevertheless, necessary to take degree plan exams.
Those students who don’t pass the initial requirements exam will be subject to Additional Academic Requirements by compulsorily attending two courses for a total of 22 hours that will start after mid-October, as well as passing a written test at the end of those courses to which those students who will have attended at least 75% of course hours will be admitted. The non fulfillment of AAR will result in the impossibility to sign up for degree plan exams.
The degree plan lasts five years. Students who have earned 300 UDC (University Degree Credits) pursuant to what the rules provide for, may earn his/her diploma before the expiration of the five year term.
Each class will be taught on a semester basis, except for Business Law, Labor Law, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure which, while considered single courses, will be taught in two semesters.
The knowledge acquired throughout the entire academic period will be tested through a written exam or an oral exam or a written and oral exam combined. The written exam will not consist of a short-answer questionnaire. The written and oral exam may consist of a written exam which, if successfully passed, will grant access to the oral exam, or a written examination integrated by an oral examination.
Private Law I and General Constitutional Law exams are prerequisites for all other exams, except for Political Economy, Philosophy of Law, History of Medieval and Modern Law, Roman Law Institutions. Any other possible prerequisite, for single courses, is set by the Degree Course Board as per academic planning.
The final exam consists in the preparation of a written thesis by the student under the supervision of a mentor, with specific reference to the subject selected by the student him/herself, as well as its oral presentation in order to demonstrate the acquisition of legal competence and knowledge as provided for in the Degree Program, with specific attention to research methods and the ability to present and debate. The student may take the exam related to a subject that is not taught in the degree plan, as long as it is part of the individual study plan.