Course 2014-2015 a.y.



Department of Legal Studies

Course taught in English

Course with a limited number of places (20) which is jointly offered with the University of Richmond School of Law

Go to class group/s: 31
CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/07)
Course Director:

Classes: 31 (II sem.)

Course Objectives

To work in today’s global economy lawyers will need to know not only the law of their own country but the law of other countries. They will need to understand different legal systems and they will need to be able to work with lawyers from other countries.

This course, which is taught Jointly at Bocconi and University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA, USA, offers a unique opportunity, not only to study comparative law but also to learn the law from a faculty member from another legal tradition and to collaborate with students who will be their fellow lawyers from another country.

The lessons that they learn in this course and the connections they make here will benefit them throughout their legal career.

Course Content Summary

The course is focused on the link between Employment Law and Business in the main Industrialized Market Economies, with a particular emphasis on the EU and the US, in the light of the latest developments. The lectures deal with the mentioned topics providing the students with the methodological tools to find their way in the complexity of the Labor and Employment Issues in Domestic and International Business. A case study allows students from the two schools to work together on a problem involving a multinational employer, bringing to bear the law of different countries and expertise on different legal systems.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The final exam is paper based. An important component will be a collaborative project focused on a multinational company and how it should address important company changes that impact employees, taking into account the law of both the EU and the US. The Italian and American students will work together, collaborating online to complete the project.


  • R. BLANPAIN, Comparative labour law and industrial relations in industrialized market economies, 10th revised edition.
Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library)


Priority will be given to those students who have the following exams recorded in their student's academic career:

  • code 50029 Diritto del lavoro, modulo 1 [Labour Law - module 1]
  • 1st and 2nd years English language exams (General English)

Further information on the course allocation criteria are sent every year to the students.

Last change 25/06/2014 09:36