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2019-2020 A.Y.
Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza (5-y; Law)



2.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

 
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2.1.
Introduction

Bocconi University's School of Law offers, a five-year Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza [Law] (CLMG) program.
The CLMG program is taught in two class groups made up of an average of 140 students each.

The study plan is expressed with credit points.
A credit point is the unit of measurement which determines the workload students are required to fulfil. It is assumed that students are adequately prepared from the start to carry out the educational activities required by the degree program. The workload includes both classroom activities (lectures, exercises, seminars) as well as group work and individual study.

Credit points are given for all educational activities which are part of the program requirements.

In accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), on average one credit point is equivalent to 25 hours of work, about 8 of which are spent in the classroom.

The average workload for a full-time student is set at 60 credit points per year, as per agreement.

In order to receive the Integrated Master of Arts in Law degree, students must earn at least 300 credit points.

The credit points assigned to each educational activity are earned when students pass an exam or its equivalent.

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2.1.2.
Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza [Law] (CLMG)

Program Director:
Mariateresa Maggiolino


Assistant to the Program Director:
Stefania Boffano 


Field of study:
Law LMG/01 (DM 25/11/2005)

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2.1.3.
Educational Objectives

The Integrated Master of Arts in Law has the following educational objectives:

  • the first part of the educational path provides the juridical 'method' and the cultural and technical basis to train the jurist working primarily in a company;
  • the second part of the educational path provides advanced studies to complete jurist's cultural training, via monograph studies of specific institutions or subject areas which have been studied in the 'basic courses';
  • promote the development of juridical competences in a European and international perspective not only via mandatory basic courses of comparative and international law, but also via optional courses, some of which taught in English and via student international mobility with study periods in partner universities;
  • complete the juridical education with basic economics, business and quantitative studies for easy access in the economic cultural context in which the modern jurist will work;
  • assure the cognitive instruments necessary to make and draft complex juridical thoughts leading to correct solutions to problems requiring a specialized knowledge with particular reference to topics of the jurist in companies or public and international institutions;
  • develop competence and knowledge through educational activities involving the active student participation in class and interaction with the professor through earning on-the field skills through internship and case studies;
  • develop skills to use the IT skills, English language and a second EU language in juridical context.
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2.1.4.
Career Opportunities

The Law graduates can:
 

  • have access to such legal professions as: the magistracy, notary public, legal profession, subject to a state competitive examination (magistracy or notary) or specific examination (legal profession) as well as (in the case of the legal profession and notary) a period of apprenticeship in a professional studio according to regulations;
  • have access to the regulated professions. In such cases, the graduate can enroll in the postgraduate school for the legal professions, whose aim is to prepare students for the law examination and the state competitive examination for notary or magistrate; enrolling in the School exempts from the national pre-selection for the magistracy competitive examination;
  • have access to the labor market in companies, public bodies, non-profit institutions, in international and supranational organizations in positions where specific juridical preparation is required;
  • continue their studies by enrolling in a PhD. program in legal subjects.


The possible career opportunities available to Law graduates are:

 

 

  • External/internal legal expert in companies, public bodies, non-profit institutions, international and supranational organizations
  • Lawyer
  • Notary
  • Magistrate

 

 

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2.1.5.
Program Requirements Breakdown

For students initially enrolled starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the requirements study plan includes 300 credit points divided as follows:
 

 

Educational activities

Credit points

25 compulsory courses

250

Activities chosen by the student, of which:

- 2 elective courses

- Internship/elective course no.3

- 2 seminars for the development of the professional skills/legal clinics/elective course no. 4

24

12

6

6

English language

7

Second foreign language

4

Computer skills

3

Thesis

12

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2.1.6.
Program Structure

  
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2.1.6.1.
Students Initially Enrolled from the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

First year of studies
 

 

I semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50054

Diritto romano - Modulo 1

Roman Law - Module 1

ITA

8

50056

Istituzioni di diritto privato

Principles of Private Law

ITA

10

50059

Filosofia del diritto

Philosophy of Law

ITA

9

 

Prima lingua straniera (solo didattica)

First foreign language (lessons only)

   

50188

Metodi quantitativi preparatory

Quantitative Methods - Preparatory

   
 

II semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50058

Diritto costituzionale italiano ed europeo

Italian and European Constitutional Law

ITA

10

50055

Diritto romano - Modulo 2

Roman Law - Module 2

ITA

6

50057

Metodi quantitativi

Quantative Methods

ITA

8

50060

Principi di economia (micro e macroeconomia)

Principles of Economics

ITA

6

 

Prima lingua straniera (didattica ed esame)

First foreign language (lessons and exam)

 

4

 

Total credit points for first year of studies

 

61


Second year of studies

 

I semester

     

 Code

Course title

English translation

Language of  instruction

CP

50010

Storia della codificazione

History of codification

ITA

8

50013

Economia aziendale e bilancio- Modulo 1 (Economia aziendale)

Management and accounting - Module 1 (Management)

ITA

6

50011

Scienza delle finanze

Public finance

ITA

6

 

1 course from among Diritto comparato privato [Comparative private law] (50095) or Diritto comparato pubblico [Comparative public law] (50096)

 

ITA

9

50019

Informatica per Giurisprudenza

Computer Skills for Law

ITA

3

 

Inglese giuridico (solo didattica)

Legal English (lessons only)

   
 

II semestre

     

 Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50018

Diritto commerciale

Company and business law

ITA

10

50181

Teoria dell'argomentazione giuridica e analisi economica del diritto

Legal Argumentation And Economic Analysis Of Law

ITA

8

50014

Economia aziendale e bilancio - Modulo 2 (Bilancio)

Management And Accounting - Module 2 (Accounting)

ITA

6

50021

Storia giuridica delle istituzioni economiche

Legal History Of Economic Institutions

ITA

6

50128

Inglese giuridico (didattica ed esame)

Legal English (lessons and exam)

 

3

 

Total credit points for second year of studies

 

65

 


Third year of studies

 

I semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50016

Diritto processuale civile - Modulo 1

 Civil Procedure Law - Module 1

ITA

8

50029

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 1

 Labour Law - Module 1

ITA

6

50024

Diritto penale - Modulo 1

 Criminal Law - Module 1

ITA

10

50192

Diritto dell'Unione Europea

European Union law

ITA

9

 

Second foreign language (lessons only)

     
 

II semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50035

Diritto ed economia dei mercati finanziari

Financial Institutions And Markets Law And Economics

ITA

6

50017

Diritto processuale civile - Modulo 2

Civil Procedure Law - Module 2

ITA

6

50033

Diritto processuale penale -  Modulo 1

Criminal Procedure - Module 1

ITA

8

50020

Diritto tributario

Tax Law

ITA

6

 

Second foreign language (teaching and exam)

   

4

 

Total credit points for third year of studies

 

63

 


Fourth year of studies

 

I semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

 

1 insegnamento a scelta tra Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 1A (50196) e Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 1B (50197)

 1 course to be chosen between Administrative law- Module 1A (50196) and Administrative Law - Module 1B (50197)

ITA

10

 

Diritto commerciale c.p. (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

ADVANCED COMPANY AND BUSINESS LAW (Variable According To The Major Chosen)

ITA/ENG

6

 

Diritto costituzionale c.p. (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

 ADVANCED CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Variable According To The Major Chosen)

ITA/ENG

8

 

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - MODULE 2 (Variable According To The Major Chosen)

ITA

6

 

II semester

     

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50045

Diritto civile - Modulo 1

Civil Law - Module 1

ITA

8

 

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

LABOUR LAW - MODULE 2 (Variable According To The Major Chosen)

ITA/ENG

6

 

Diritto penale - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

 CRIMINAL LAW - MODULE 2(Variable According To The Major Chosen)

ITA/ENG

6

50027

International Law

 

ENG

9

 

Total credit points for fourth year of studies

   

59

 

 

Fifth year of studies

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

 Administrative Law - Module 2 (Civil Procedure Administrative Law)

ITA

8

Diritto civile - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto) (I semester)

CIVIL LAW - MODULE 2 (CONTRACT) (Variable According To The Major Chosen) (I Semester)

ITA

8

Elective n. 1-2

   

12

Internship / elective n. 3

   

6

2 Seminars for the development of professional skills / legal clinics / elective n.4

   

6

Thesis

   

12

Total credit points for fifth year of studies

   

52

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2.1.6.1.1.
Notes Relating to the Study Plan

Modules:

  • Code 50054 ‘Diritto romano - Modulo 1’[Roman Law - Module 1 ] and Code 50055 ‘Diritto romano - Modulo 2’ [Roman Law - Module 2 ] are the first and second module respectively of the course Code 50053 ‘Diritto romano’[Roman Law];
  • Code 50013 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio - Module 1’ (Economia aziendale) [Management and accounting - module 1 (Management)] and code 50014 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio -Module 2’ (Bilancio) [Management and accounting - module 2 (Accounting)] are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50012 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio’ Management and Accounting;
  • Code 50016 ‘Diritto processuale civile - Module 1’ [Civil procedure law - module 1] and 50017 ‘Diritto processuale civile - Module 2’ [Civil procedure law - module 2] are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50015 ‘Diritto processuale civile’;
  • Code 50024 'Diritto penale - Module 1’ [Criminal law - module 1] and ‘Diritto penale - Module 2’ [Criminal law - module 2] (variable according to the Majour chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the ‘Diritto penale’ [Criminal law] course;
  • Code 50029 ‘Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 1’ [Labour Law - module 1] and ‘Diritto del lavoro - modulo 2’ [Labour Law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and second module of the ‘Diritto del lavoro’ [Labour Law] course;
  • Code 50033 ‘Diritto processuale penale - modulo 1’ [Criminal Procedure - module 1] and ‘Diritto processuale penale - modulo 2’ [Criminal Procedure - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and second module of the ‘Diritto processuale penale’ [Criminal Procedure] course;
  • Code 50196/50197 ‘Diritto amministrativo  Module 1’ [Administrative law - module 1] and ‘Diritto amministrativo - Module 2’ [Administrative law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the ‘Diritto amministrativo’ [Administrative law] course;
  • Code 50045 'Diritto civile' - Module 1’ [Civile law - module 1] and ‘Diritto civile - Module 2’ [Civile law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the ‘Diritto civile’ [Civil law] course.


The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits of each module and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed (even if the exam is not yet registered) will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

 

Exam sequence and progress requirements
In order to guarantee that students acquire advanced knowledge, it is essential that they have a solid preparation. Prerequisites are therefore required for some courses. Exam sequence indicates the sequence that must be followed in preparing exams and requires students to pass some exams before sitting for others. For more specific information, please see paragraph 4.13 Exam sequence and progress requirements.

 

Studying abroad:

Bocconi University promotes international mobility among students by activating many study abroad opportunities and initiatives.

Details are available in Chapter 2.5 “Studying abroad.

 

Program structure:

 

Please note that the positioning of the elective courses in the first or second semester is only an indication; this will depend on choices made by the student. This educational path was designed for students who have a basic knowledge of English and Computer Science.
For more information, see Foreign Languages and Computer Skills.

 

The code of the major course will be modified depending on the course chosen (see "Majors").


In accordance with the educational objectives of the program and the ministerial tables, the program structure may be subject to variations decided by the Academic Bodies.

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2.1.6.2.
Students Enrolled in the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The program structure is valid for the students initially enrolled in the academic years of reference for this section.

 

First year of studies

 

I semester

     

Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50054

Diritto romano - Modulo 1

Roman Law - Module 1

ITA

8

50056

Istituzioni di diritto privato

Principles of Private Law

ITA

10

50059

Filosofia del diritto

Philosophy of Law

ITA

9

 

I lingua straniera (solo didattica)

First foreign language (lessons only)

   
 

II semester

     

Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50058

Diritto costituzionale italiano ed europeo

Italian and European Constitutional Law

ITA

10

50055

Diritto romano - Modulo 2

Roman Law - Module 2

ITA

6

50057

Metodi quantitativi

Quantitative Methods

ITA

8

50060

Principi di economia (micro e macroeconomia)

Principles of Economics

ITA

6

 

I lingua straniera (didattica ed esame)

First foreign language (lessons and exam)

 

4

 

Total credit points for first year of studies

   

61

 


Second year of studies

 

I semester

     

 Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP



 

Diritto comparato privato (50095)
oppure
Diritto comparato pubblico(50096)

Comparative Private Law
or (50095)
Comparative Public Law (50096)

ITA

9

50013

Economia aziendale e bilancio - Modulo 1 (Economia aziendale)

Management and accounting - Module 1 (Management)

ITA

6

50019

Informatica per Giurisprudenza

Computer Skills for Law

ITA

3

50011

Scienza delle finanze

Public Finance

ITA

6

50010

Storia della codificazione

History of Codification

ITA

8

 

Inglese giuridico (solo didattica)

Legal English (lessons only)

   
 

II semester

     

 Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50018

Diritto commerciale

Company and Business Law

ITA

10

50181

Teoria dell'argomentazione giuridica e analisi economica del diritto

Legal Argumentation and Economic Analysis of Law

ITA

8

50014

Economia aziendale e bilancio - Modulo 2 (Bilancio)

Management and accounting - Module 2 (Accounting)

ITA

6

50021

Storia giuridica delle istituzioni economiche

Legal History of Economic Institutions

ITA

6

50128

Inglese giuridico (didattica ed esame)

Legal English (lessons and exam)

 

3

 

Total credit points for second year of studies

   

65

 

 

Third year of studies

 

I semester

     

Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50029

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 1

Labour Law - Module - 1

ITA

6

50016

Diritto processuale civile - Modulo 1

Civil Procedure Law - Module 1

ITA

8

50024

Diritto penale - Modulo 1

Criminal Law - Module 1

ITA

8

50027

International law

 

ENG

9

 

Seconda lingua straniera (solo didattica)

Second foreign language (lessons only)

   
 

II semester

     

Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50035

Diritto ed economia dei mercati finanziari

Financial Institutions and Markets Law and Economics

ITA

6

50017

Diritto processuale civile - Modulo 2

Civil Procedure Law - Module 2

ITA

6

50033

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 1

Criminal Procedure - Module 1

ITA

8

50020

Diritto tributario

Tax Law

ITA

6

 

Seconda lingua straniera (didattica ed esame)

Second foreign language (lessons and exam)

 

4

 

Total credit points for third year of studies

   

61

 

 

Fourth year of studies

 

I semester

     

Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

 

1 insegnamento a scelta tra Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 1A (50196) e Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 1B (50197)

1 course to be chosen between Administrative Law - Module 1A (50196) and Administrative Law - Module 1B (50197)

ITA

10

 

Diritto commerciale c.p. (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

Advanced Company and Business Law (variable according to the Major chosen)

ITA

6

 

Diritto costituzionale c.p. (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

Advanced Constitutional Law (variable according to the Major chosen)

ITA

8

 

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del piano scelto)

Criminal Procedure - Module 2 (variable according to the major chosen)

ITA

6

 

II semester

     

 Code

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

50045

Diritto civile - Modulo 1

Civil Law - Module 1

ITA

8

 

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

Labour Law - Module 2 (variable according to the major chosen)

ITA

6

 

Diritto penale - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

Criminal Law - Module 2 (variable according to the Major chosen)

ITA

8

 

Diritto dell’Unione Europea (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto)

European Union Law(variable according to the Major chosen)

ITA

9

 

Total credit points for fourth year of studies

   

61

 


Fifth year of studies

Educational activities

English translation

Language of instruction

CP

Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto) (I semestre)

Administrative Law - Module 2 (variable according to the Major chosen) (I semester)

ITA/ENG

8

Diritto civile - Modulo 2 (variabile a seconda del percorso scelto) (I semestre)

Civil Law - Module 2 (variable according to the Major chosen) (I semester)

ITA

8

Opzionale n. 1-2

Elective 1-2

 

12

Stage/opzionale n. 3

Internship/elective no. 3

 

6

2 Seminari per lo sviluppo di abilità professionali/legal clinics/opzionale n.4

2 Seminars for the development of the professional skills/legal clinics/elective no.4

 

6

Tesi

Thesis

 

12

Total credit points for fifth year of studies

   

52

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2.1.6.2.1.
Notes Relating to the Study Plan

Modules:

  • Code 50054 ‘Diritto romano Module 1’ [Roman law - module 1] and cod. 50055 ‘Diritto romano - Module 2’ [Roman law - module 2] are respectively the first and the second Module of the course code 50053 ‘Diritto romano’ [Roman Law];
  • Code 50013 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio - Module 1’ (Economia aziendale) [Management and accounting - module 1 (Management)] and 50014 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio -Module 2’ (Bilancio) [Management and accounting - module 2 (Accounting)] are respectively the first and the second module of the 50012 ‘Economia aziendale e bilancio’ course [Management and accounting];
  • Code 50016 ‘Diritto processuale civile - Module 1’ [Civil procedure law - module 1] and 50017 ‘Diritto processuale civile - Module 2’ [Civil procedure law - module 2] are respectively the first and the second Module of the course code 50015 ‘Diritto processuale civile’ [Civil procedure law];
  • Code 50024 'Diritto penale - Module 1’ [Criminal law - module 1] and ‘Diritto penale - Module 2’ [Criminal law - module 2] (variable in accordance with the major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of  course code 50023the ‘Diritto penale’ [Criminal law];
  • Code 50029 ‘Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 1’ [Labour Law - module 1] and ‘Diritto del lavoro - Module 2’ [Labour Law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50028 ‘Diritto del lavoro’ [Labour Law];
  • Code 50033 ‘Diritto processuale penale -Module 1’ [Criminal procedure - module 1] and ‘Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2’ [Criminal procedure - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50032 ‘Diritto processuale penale’ [Criminal procedure];
  • Codes 50196-50197 'Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 1A . 1B' [Administrative law - module 1A- 1B] e 'Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 2 [Administrative law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen)' are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50037 'Diritto amministrativo' [Administrative law];
  • Code 50045 ‘Diritto civile - Module 1’ [Civil law - module 1] and ‘Diritto civile - Module 2’ [Civil law - module 2] (variable according to the Major chosen) are respectively the first and the second module of the course code 50044 ‘Diritto civile’ [Civil law].
     

The courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the student academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which it is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the two marks compared to the credits of each module and rounded up if decimals are equal or higher than 5, rounded down if they are lower than 5.

 

It is furthermore specified that the credit points and the grades earned for the individual modules passed (even if the exam is not yet registered) will be taken into account for rankings within the University (e.g. Bocconi Scholarship, selection for International Programs, etc.) and they can be viewed by printing the unofficial academic transcript at Punto Blu.

Exam sequence and progress requirements
In order to guarantee that students acquire advanced knowledge, it is essential that they have a solid preparation. Prerequisites are therefore required for some courses. Exam sequence indicates the sequence that must be followed in preparing exams and requires students to pass some exams before sitting for others. For more specific information, please see paragraph 4.13 Exam sequence and progress requirements.


Studying abroad
 

Bocconi University promotes international mobility among students by activating many study abroad opportunities and initiatives. Details are available in Chapter 2.5 “Studying abroad.”


Program structure

 

Please note that the positioning of the elective courses in the first or second semester is only an indication; this will depend on choices made by the student. 

This educational path was designed for students who have a basic knowledge of English and Computer Science.

For more information, see Foreign Languages and Computer Skills.

The code of the major course will be modified depending on the course chosen (see "Majors").

In accordance with the educational objectives of the program and the ministerial tables, the program structure may be subject to variations decided by the Academic Bodies.

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2.1.7.
Compulsory Courses

The program structure is made up of compulsory courses corresponding to exams which all students must pass. In order to reach the degree program's educational goals and receive the Integrated Master of Arts in Law degree, students must pass the exams related to these courses.


According to current regulations, such educational activities are classified as: "basic", "characteristic" of the degree's field of study and "independently decided upon by the University" (D.M. 25 November 2005).

Compulsory courses, whose credit points and subject areas meet ministerial requirements, are divided into two categories:

  • basic compulsory courses, which are the same for all Integrated Master of Arts in Law program students;
  • compulsory courses included in the second/third year, that can be chosen alternatively by the student;
  • advanced compulsory courses (a.c. - advanced courses), positioned in the fourth and fifth years of studies, which expand on topics dealt with in the basic courses taken in the first years of the program. Each advanced course has a specialized profile related to each major.


Course profiles are available on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses

Detailed programs (course syllabuses) are available online and they are usually distributed by professors on the first days of lectures.

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2.1.8.
Elective Courses

Students must select elective courses in order to complete the program requirements regarding activities chosen by the student. An elective course is worth 6 credit points. 


Course profiles of the elective courses are available on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses.


The detailed profiles of the courses (course syllabuses) are available online and in any case are usually distributed in class by the faculty when the course starts.
 

Before choosing their electives students should consult the table of "Incompatible courses". This table indicates the courses that cannot be chosen together in the same study plan because their course programs are either exactly or partly similar.


The exams related to electives can be taken at universities abroad as part of the programs offered by the International Relations Service. The criteria and credit approval procedure is indicated in "Credits for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad".

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2.1.9.
Majors

The program structure includes the choice of one of the following majors, at the beginning of the fourth year:
 

  • Impresa [Business law track]: addressed to an in-depth study of the issues inherent in private enterprise law, with a focus on the rules governing companies, extraordinary financial operations, operations of financial markets, financial intermediation, as well as regulation of competition and industrial law;
  • Forense [Litigation law track]: addressed to an in-depth study of topics specifically linked to court/out of court phases;
  • International track: addressed to an in-depth study of topics specifically linked to international public law on the basic of graduates’ academic path prepared to access to national Public Institutions and International and supranational Institutions.


For each of the guided majors, students may choose their elective courses in a selection of courses.


The Program Director is available to provide further information during office hours (www.unibocconi.eu/officehours). Majors undergo slight modifications decided by the competent bodies.

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2.1.9.1.
Litigation Law Track

The major program structure includes:


Fourth year of studies for students initially enrolled in the 2016/2017 academic year


a) the following courses

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50146

Diritto commerciale (c.p.) Casi e questioni di diritto societario

Advanced company and business law (selected issues)

ITA

I

6

50098

Diritto costituzionale (c.p.) Giustizia costituzionale

Advanced Constitutional law constitutional justice

ITA

I

8

50157

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 2 (Casi di diritto del lavoro)

Labour Law - Module II (Cases on employment law)

ITA

II

6

50126

Diritto penale - Modulo 2 (Parte speciale del codice penale)

Criminal Law - Module II (criminal code special part)

ITA

II

6

50201

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2 (Diritto dell'esecuzione penale)

Criminal procedure - Module 2 (law on the execution of criminal sanctions)

ITA

I

6

 


Fifth year of studies for students initially enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year

b) the 2 following courses:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50121

Diritto amministrativo - Modulo 2 (Diritto processuale amministrativo)

Administrative law - Module 2 (Civil procedure administrative law)

ITA

I

8

50115

Diritto civile - Modulo 2 (Appalto)

Civil law Module 2 (Contract)

ITA

I

8

 

Upon enrollment in the fifth year the student must choose 4 elective courses structured as follows:

c) at least 1 elective courses to be chosen from among the following ones (restricted group):

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50120

Administrative law - environment law

 

ENG

I

8

50199

Administrative law - global administrative law

 

ENG

I

8

50101

Advanced companies and business law- antitrust law

 

ENG

I

6

50145

Advanced constitutional law - transnational constitutional law and government policies

 

ENG

I

8

50063

Banking law

 

ENG

II

6

50193

Citizenship and migration law

 

ENG

I

6

50064

Civil liberties and human rights

 

ENG

I

6

50185

Contratti pubblici, anticorruzione e sostenibilità

Public Procurement Law, Anti-Corruption And Sustainability

ITA

I

6

50067

Criminologia

Criminology

ITA

I

6

50156

Criminal law (paths of internationalization)

 

ENG

II

6

50187

Diritto civile - Diritto europeo dei contratti

Civil law - European contract law

ITA

I

8

50114

Diritto civile - Garanzie del credito

Civil law - Credit guarantees

ITA

I

8

50100

Diritto commerciale (c.p.) Società quotate e mercati finanziari

Advanced company and business law - Listed companies and financial markets law

ITA

I

6

50097

Diritto costituzionale (c.p.) Diritto pubblico dell’economia

Advanced constitutional law - Regulation in economics

ITA

I

8

50160

Diritto del lavoro (Casi di relazioni industriali)

Labour law (Cases on industrial relation law)

ITA

II

6

50153

Diritto penale (Focus su criminalità economica)

Criminal law (Focus on corporate and business crimes)

ITA

II

6

50152

Diritto processuale penale (Procedura penale europea)

Criminal procedure (European criminal procedure)

ITA

I

6

50150

Diritto processuale penale (Processo penale agli enti)

Criminal procedure (Criminal proceedings and corporate liability)

ITA

I

6

20408

Diritto tributario (c.p.)

Tax law (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

50170

Diritto dell’arbitrato interno e internazionale

Domestic and international arbitration

ITA

II

6

50071

Diritto delle assicurazioni

Insurance law

ITA

II

6

50203

Diritto della crisi d'impresa (italiano ed europeo)

Bankruptcy law (Italian and European)

ITA

II

6

50073

Diritto industriale

Intellectual property

ITA

I

6

50075

Discipline giuridiche del bilancio e dell’informazione contabile finanziaria

Financial accounting and budgeting regulation

ITA

I

6

50169

EU private international law

 

ENG

I

6

50077

International and comparative taxation

 

ENG

II

6

50194

European and international intellectual property law

 

ENG

II

6

20215

International comparative business law

 

ENG

II

6

50070

IT and communication law

 

ENG

I

6

50182

International trade and investment law

 

ENG

I

6

50204

Key issues in EU law

 

ENG

I

6

50162

Labour law (european social law)

 

ENG

II

6

50206

Sports law

 

ENG

II

6

 

d) 3 elective courses freely chosen from among (broad group):

  • 1 elective of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point or 1 MSc elective open to Law and belonging to a different department than the Legal Studies Department;
  • 1 elective course of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point or, as an alternative, the internship or similar activity;
  • 1 elective course of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point or, as an alternative, the legal clinics activity;
  • elective course of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point  or, as an alternative, 2 seminars for the development of professional skills from among the following ones:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50174

Advocacy seminar

 

ENG

II

3

50176

Legal writing seminar

 

ENG

I

3

50175

Seminario di negoziazione

Negotiation seminar

ITA

II

3

50195

Seminario di atti giuridici nell'ambito del processo penale

Criminal Legal Proceedings Seminar

ITA

I

3

50200

Seminario di atti giuridici nell'ambito del processo civile

Civil Legal Proceedings Seminar

ITA

I

3

 

At least one course (compulsory course chosen by the student or elective) must be chosen from among those taught in English. This requirement is not applied to students who participate in a semester abroad as part of the Exchange, Double Degree Law, Themis, Free Mover Semester programs, and recognize at least 1  course of those passed abroad.

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2.1.9.2.
Business Law Track

The program structure includes:
 

Fourth year of studies for students initially enrolled in the 2016/2017 academic year

a) the following courses

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50100

Diritto commerciale (c.p.) - Società quotate e mercati finanziari

Advanced company and business law - Listed companies and financial markets law

ITA

I

6

50097

Diritto costituzionale (c.p.) - Diritto pubblico dell’economica

Advanced constitutional law - Regulation in economics

ITA

I

8

50159

Diritto del lavoro - Modulo 2 (Casi di relazioni industriali)

Labour law - Module II (Cases on industrial relation law)

ITA

II

6

50102

Diritto penale - Modulo 2 (Focus su criminalità economica)

Criminal law - Module II (Focus on corporate and business crimes)

ITA

II

6

50149

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2 (Processo penale agli enti)

Criminal procedure - Module 2 (Criminal proceedings and corporate liability)

ITA

I

6

 

Fifth year of studies for students initially enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year

b) the two following courses:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50119

Administrative law - module 2 (environment law)

 

ENG

I

8

50113

Diritto civile - Modulo 2 (Garanzie del credito)

Civil law module 2 (credit guarantees)

ITA

I

8


Upon enrollment in the fifth year, the student must choose 4 elective courses divided as follows:

c) at least 1 elective courses to be chosen from among (restricted group):

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50063

Banking law

 

ENG

II

6

50064

Civil liberties and human rights

 

ENG

I

6

50199

Administrative law - global administrative law

 

ENG

I

8

50101

Advanced companies and business law - antitrust law

 

ENG

I

6

50145

Advanced constitutional law - transnational constitutional law and government policies

 

ENG

I

8

50193

Citizenship and migration law

 

ENG

I

6

50156

Criminal law (paths of internationalization)

 

ENG

II

6

50185

Contratti pubblici, anticorruzione e sostenibilità

Public Procurement Law, Anti-Corruption And Sustainability

ITA

I

6

50067

Criminologia

Criminology

ITA

I

6

50122

Diritto amministrativo Diritto processuale amministrativo

Administrative Law- Civil Procedure Administrative Law

ITA

I

8

50187

Diritto civile - Diritto europeo dei contratti

Civil law - European contract law

ITA

I

8

50116

Diritto civile - Appalto

Civil law - Contract

ITA

I

8

50146

Diritto commerciale (c.p) Casi e questioni di diritto societario

Advanced company and business law (selected issues)

ITA

I

6

50098

Diritto costituzionale (corso progredito) Giustizia costituzionale

Advanced constitutional law (constitutional justice)

ITA

I

8

50158

Diritto del lavoro (Casi di diritto del lavoro)

Labour law (cases on employment law)

ITA

II

6

50203

Diritto della crisi d'impresa (italiano ed europeo)

Bankruptcy law (Italian and European)

ITA

II

6

50071

Diritto delle assicurazioni

Insurance Law

ITA

II

6

50170

Diritto dell’arbitrato interno e internazionale

Domestic and international arbitration

ITA

II

6

50073

Diritto industriale

Intellectual property

ITA

I

6

50154

Diritto penale (Parte speciale del codice penale)

Criminal law (Criminal code special part)

ITA

II

6

50152

Diritto processuale penale (Procedura penale europea)

Criminal procedure (European criminal procedure)

ITA

I

6

20408

Diritto tributario (corso progredito)

Tax law (Advanced course)

ITA

I

6

50075

Discipline giuridiche del bilancio e dell’informazione contabile finanziaria

Financial accounting and budgeting regulation

ITA

I

6

50169

EU private international law

 

ENG

I

6

50077

International and comparative taxation

 

ENG

II

6

20215

International comparative business law

 

ENG

II

6

50194

European and international intellectual property law

 

ENG

II

6

50070

IT and communication law

 

ENG

I

6

50182

International trade and investment law

 

ENG

I

6

50202

Diritto processuale penale (diritto dell’esecuzione penale)

Criminal procedure - Module 2 ( law on the execution of criminal sanctions)

ITA

I

6

50204

Key issues in EU law

 

ENG

I

6

50162

Labour law (european social law)

 

ENG

II

6

50206

Sports law

 

ENG

II

6

 

d) 3 courses freely chosen from among (broad group):

  • 1 elective of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c) point or, as an alternative, 1 MSc elective open to Law and referring to a different Department than Legal Studies;
  • 1 elective of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c) point or, as an alternative, the internship/similar activity;
  • 1 elective course of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point or, as an alternative, the legal clinics activity;
  • 1 elective of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c) point or, as an alternative, 2 seminars for the development of professional skills from among the following ones:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50174

Advocacy seminar

 

ENG

II

3

50176

Legal writing seminar

 

ENG

I

3

50195

Seminario di atti giuridici nell'ambito del processo penale

Criminal Legal Proceedings Seminar

ITA

I

3

50200

Seminario atti giuridici nell'ambito del processo civile

Civil Legal Proceedings

Seminar

ITA

I

3

50175

Seminario di negoziazione

Negotiation seminar

ITA

II

3

At least one course (compulsory course chosen by the student or elective) must be chosen from among those taught in English. This requirement is not applied to students who participate in a semester abroad as part of the Exchange, Double Degree Law, Themis, Free Mover Semester programs, and recognize at least 1 course of those passed abroad.

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2.1.9.3.
International Track

The program structure includes:

 

Fourth year for students initially enrolled in the 2016/2017 academic year

a) the following courses

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50101

Advanced companies and business law - Antitrust law

 

ENG

I

6

50145

Advance costitutional law - Transnational costitutional law and government policies

 

ENG

I

8

50161

Labour law - Module 2 (European social law)

 

ENG

II

6

50155

Criminal law - Module 2 (Paths of internationalization)

 

ENG

II

6

50151

Diritto processuale penale - Modulo 2 (Procedura penale europea)

Criminal procedure - Module 2 (European criminal procedure)

ITA

I

6

 


Fifth year for students initially enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year

b) the 2 following courses:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50198

Administrative law- Module 2 (Global administrative law)

 

ENG

I

8

50186

Diritto civile - Modulo 2 (Diritto europeo dei contratti)

Civil law - Module 2 (European contract law)

ITA

I

8

 

Upon enrollment in the fifth year the student must choose 4 elective courses divided as follows:

c) at least 1 elective courses to be chosen from among the following ones (restricted group):

Code

Course title

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

50063

Banking law

ENG

II

6

50193

Citizenship and migration law

ENG

I

6

50064

Civil liberties and human rights

ENG

I

6

50120

Administrative law - Environment law

ENG

I

8

50194

European and international intellectual property law

ENG

II

6

50070

IT and communication law

ENG

I

6

50182

International trade and investment law

ENG

I

6

50169

EU private international law

ENG

I

6

50077

International and comparative taxation

ENG

II

6

20215

International comparative business law

ENG

II

6

50204

Key issues in EU law

ENG

I

6

50206

Sports law

ENG

II

6

 

d) 3 elective courses freely chosen from (braod group):

  • 1 elective of the restricted group not chosen in previous c) point or 1 MSc elective open to Law and referring to a different Department than Legal Studies;
  • one elective of the restricted group not chosen in previous c) point or, as an alternative, the internship/similar activity;
  • 1 elective course of the restricted group not chosen in the previous c point or, as an alternative, the legal clinics activity;
  • one elective of the restricted group not chosen in previous c) point or, as an alternative, 2 seminars for the development of professional skills from among the following ones:

Code

Course title

English translation

Language of instruction

Semester

CP

 

50174

Advocacy seminar

 

ENG

II

3

 

50176

Legal writing seminar

 

ENG

I

3

 

50195

Seminario di atti giuridici nell'ambito del processo penale

Criminal Legal proceedings Seminar

ITA

I

3

 

50175

Seminario di negoziazione

Negotiation seminar

ITA

II

3

 

50200

Seminario di atti giuridicinell'ambito del processo civile

Civil Legal Proceedings seminar seminar

ITA

I

3

 

 

In order to ensure the recognition of the exams taken abroad, students enrolled in the International track major who participated in international programs (Exchange, Free Mover, Themis, Double Degree Law) can change the study plan after the international experience by entering the corresponding courses taught in Italian at Bocconi.

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2.1.9.4.
Free track

Changing to a free-track major is permitted only in very exceptional cases upon recognition of courses taken abroad as part of the Exchange, Themis, Free Mover Semester or Double Degree Law when the rules of the major previously chosen are not respected. The application must be submitted at the Academic Affairs Desk (location and opening hours available at www.unibocconi.eu/academicaffairs).
The "free track" major is subject to approval by the Program Director.

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2.2.
Foreign languages

  
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2.2.1.
Entry requirements

In order to classify levels of language knowledge, Bocconi University follows the Common European Framework established by the European Council.

In order to be admitted to a BSc program taught in Italian the University requires, as minimum entry level (checked upon admission), a B1 general level in English and suggests to non-native Italian speakers (if any) a B2 general level in Italian.

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2.2.2.
Study plan: foreign languages and minimum exit levels

The study plan includes foreign languages in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year.

All possible combinations of 1st and 2nd language are listed here below (in grey: low probability combinations):

native language (1)     1st language
1st year (2)
minimum exit level      1st language
2nd year
minimum exit level      2nd language (3) minimum exit level 
             
≠ ENG; = ITA ENG B2 general ENG B2 legal FR, SP, TD B1 general
             
≠ ENG; ≠ ITA ENG B2 general ENG B2 legal FR, SP, TD B1 general
ITA C1 general
             
= ENG FR, SP, TD B2 general ENG B2 legal FR, SP, TD B1 general
ITA C1 general
ITA C1 general FR, SP, TD B1 general

(1)   Students declare their native language during the admission process and can never change it during MA in Law studies.

(2)   English language automatically assigned. English native speakers (if any) MUST choose a language other than English immediately after finalization of enrollment (see chapter 9).

(3)   Second language is not automatically assigned; it has be chosen when enrolling in the 3rd year.

Students are allowed to change languages included in their personal study plan (see conditions and deadlines in chapter 9) without changing the native language.

N.B.: Portuguese is:

  • “curricular” language up to a.y. 2018-19: it can be chosen as second language up to a.y. 2018-19;
  • “extra” language as of a.y. 2019-20: as of 2019-20 students (any cohort) cannot choose it as second language any more.

Minimum entry levels are advised for 1st foreign languages in order to be able to reach the minimum exit levels required; for instance: when the minimum exit level is B2 general, the recommended entry level is B1 general.

No minimum entry level is required for second languages.

For further detailed information, please see “course profiles” published on the website.

 

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2.2.3.
Educational offer

The educational offer includes:

  • ENGLISH 1st year:
    course to prepare for internal exam: B2 general
    The duration of the course is one year (1st and 2nd semester) - 96 hours
     
  • ENGLISH 2nd year:
    students are automatically assigned to the course to prepare for the internal exam B2 legal.
    On condition that they have adequate preparation, students may ask to be admitted to the course C1 legal that prepares, at the same time, for the internal exam and for IELTS (then, it is up to students to decide whether to sit the internal exam and/or the certification).
    The duration of the course is one year (1st and 2nd semester) - 96 hours

    Moreover, a preparatory course for a C2 level Cambridge certification (CPE) is offered for students (any year) who are proficient in English; applications via yoU@B student Diary.
     
  • SECOND LANGUAGE – 3rd year:
    • French, Spanish, German: courses to prepare for internal exam B1 general
      The duration of the course is one year (1st and 2nd semester) - 128 hours

      Moreover:
       
    • For French and Spanish, courses to prepare for international certifications (free-of-charge) are offered (48 hours), namely:
      • French – DELF B1 general (1st semester)
      • Spanish – DELE B1 general (1st semester) and DELE B2 general (2nd semester)

Courses are open to MA in law students (any year) as well as students of other programs.

For further details about courses, please see “course profiles” published on the website and “course syllabi” available on BBoard via yoU@B student Diary.

All students’ study plan includes first and second language “course codes” and all students are given a class-group to attend lectures; for English (C2 level) and for French and Spanish those who are interested can apply for a course to prepare for international certification (with different course code) via yoU@B student’s Diary.

Therefore, students have the following options: to attend the internal exam course only, the certification course only or both of them (as mentioned above, the English C1 legal level course prepares – at the same time – for the internal exam and IELTS).

Certification courses:

  • are open only to students whose study plan includes the foreign language related to the certification course;
  • are for a limited number of students: students are admitted as long as places are available, on a first come, first served basis;
  • are activated only if a minimum number of students enroll.

In order to benefit from the course, the student must have a knowledge of the language (at least) equal to the level immediately lower than the level of the certification course.
At the beginning of the course, the teacher evaluates the student’s preparation in order to suggest him/her whether to go on attending it or not.

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2.2.4.
Knowledge assessment and recording in the academic transcript

1) Bocconi exam: mark out of thirty;
2) International certification: to be recorded in the academic transcript with conversion of the score in a mark out of thirty (convertion tables are published on the website).

The mark is included in the calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA).

The final level of competence is mentioned in the exam report and in the student’s transcript.

Students must pass the first year language exam (upon certification/test or Bocconi exam) in order to sit the second year exam.

The following rules apply in order to have a certification for the first language recorded in the academic transcript:

  • B2 general certifications can be recorded only as first year exam;
  • C1 general, B2 legal or business, C1 legal or business and C2 certifications can be recorded (according to the student’s choice) as first year exam only, or as first and second year exam or as second year exam only.

Students holding an international certification (taken before or during university studies) whose level is equal or higher than the minimum required for the MA in Law can ask to have the result recorded in the academic transcript, provided that the certification is still valid (validation procedure).

Recording can take place as from the 1st year (even before the first available session for internal exams).

Only credit points relating to the first language – 1st year are counted for the number of credit points required to move on to the second year of studies and only if the certification is submitted by 15 July 2020.

If the certification is submitted in a year after the year of studies the language is positioned in, the student will appear to be a student who has not yet passed the exam (“in debito”) until the certification is recorded.

Students must contact the Language Center to have the certification recorded in the academic transcript and do not have to register for the internal exam.

Students can opt for sitting the internal exam only, the certification exam only or both of them; in the latter case:

  • once the result of the internal exam is recorded, the result of the certification cannot be recorded any more in the academic curriculum (it is an extra);
  • once the result of the certification is recorded, the result of the internal exam cannot be recorded any more in the academic curriculum.

Moreover, students can apply to request the Legal English curricular exam (first language) be exempted. In this case, the grade achieved in the general English (code 50127) exam or international certification (grade out of 30 converted by the Language Center in accordance with specific tables) shall be recorded in the career, only for the following exam exit levels:

  • C1 General, C2 General
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2.2.4.1.
Bocconi internal exam

The assessment method consists of an exam focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies as well as with international certifications.

Student can sit the exam (“general” mode) as from the end of second semester (after the end of the teaching period: May).

5 exam sessions are scheduled throughout the year (May-June, June-July, August-September, October, January-February).

The exam consists of two linked parts: written (focused on writing, reading, listening) and oral (final part focused on speaking).

Please note that:

  • In order to sit for the exam, it is required to register via Punto Blu (one single registration, valid for both written and oral part).
  • Both written and oral part have to be taken in the same exam session as the oral part is the final step of a single, complete exam (the same as with international certification).
  • Final grade: result of the written part + result of the oral part + result of active participation (only for attending students; only in case of active participation).
  • The written part is the same for attending and non-attending students.

Further details in the course syllabus available on BBoard.

For each possible combination (first / second language), internal exams are organized for the minimum exit level only.

The only exception is for the English language – second year: in this case, the internal exam is available at both B2 legal and C1 legal level (although the minimum exit level is B2 legal) and students are allowed to choose their exit level, regardless of the level of the course attended.

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2.2.4.2.
International certifications

Here below basic information about international certifications and tests (in short “certifications”).

Further detailed info, please visit the website area Campus and services > Current Students > Service > Language Center.

International certifications can be recorded in the academic curriculum provided that they are:

  • officially recognized by Bocconi University and have been taken at an officially recognized test center in Italy or abroad;
  • submitted to the Administrative Office of the Language Center before the “expiry date” which is within 3 years after sitting the international certification exam (2 year for the international test TOEFL and – as of September 1st 2019 – for the IELTS test as well);
  • submitted by the owner of the international certification (who is required to show his/her personalized Bocconi ID card); only original certifications or statement of result (with stamp and signature of the certifying agency) are allowed for submission.

The level of the certification can be higher than the minimum required for undergraduate studies; it can date back to high school studies (provided that it is still valid) or can be taken during undergraduate studies (self-preparation or attendance in a course offered by Bocconi, when offered.

The level/typology (general, legal, business) recorded in the academic curriculum is the level/typology stated by the Certifying Body on the international certification.

In order to support students who want to earn an international certification, the Language Center offers:

  • information and orientation service;
  • courses to prepare for some certifications;
  • materials for preparation and sample examinations at the Language Lab;
  • moreover, Bocconi is accredited test center for some “British Council / Cambridge Cambridge English Language Assessment” English certifications and for some “Chambre du Commerce de Paris” French certifications. The registration procedure and the entire process strictly follow the rules established by the Certifying Body.

Registration fees for certification exams are at the student’s expense.

 

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2.2.5.
Self-study

In addition to attending lectures, learning foreign languages requires a constant commitment to self-study, which includes a number of activities, based on specific assignments provided by the teaching staff in class and available on the course syllabus; different tools are offered to support  learning activities (e.g. exercise books or multimedia courses/assignments available on the BBoard platform).

In addition, at the Language Laboratory students can benefit from:

  • advisory and information services;
  • tutoring service provided by the language teaching staff to support individual learning; the service is available upon reservation;
  • various materials for preparing certifications and the Bocconi exam, available at the multimedia Library of the Laboratory and/or on the BBoard platform.

In general, students are advised to spend 3-5 hours per week on self-study.

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2.2.6.
Foreign languages as additional courses

Curricular languages are usually recorded as included in the standard 300 cpu of the study plan but they can also be recorded as additional activities (on top of standard 300 cpu – see chapter 9), either by passing a Bocconi exam or upon obtaining a certification (see chapter 9). In this latter case, the certification must be included in the list of certifications recognized by Bocconi university, must be still valid, and the level must be equal to or higher than the level required for that specific language in graduate studies.

Moreover, also “extra” languages can be recorded in the academic transcript but only as additional activities (on top of standard 300 cpu). “Extra” languages offered by the Language Center are Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and as from 2019-20, Portuguese.

As no internal exams are organized for such languages, it is possible to register only the result of a certification (score converted in a mark out of thirty). The certification must be included in the list of certifications recognized by Bocconi university and must be still valid.

For further detailed info on international certifications and conversion tables, please visit the website area Campus and services > Current Students > Service > Language Center.

 

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2.3.
Computer Skills

      
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2.3.1.
Program structure position and credit points

The program requirements of all degree programs offered at Bocconi University include a curricular computer skills course, which aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop IT knowledge and skills.

The computer skills course, Informatica per Giurisprudenza [Computer Skills for Law] (course code 50019), is held in the first semester of the second year. The course is worth 3 credit points. For complete information on this course, please see www.unibocconi.eu/sedin, 'Curricular Courses' section.

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2.3.2.
Assessment of knowledge

There are 2 types of assessment methods:
 
  • Partial exams:

These are planned for those who regularly attend lectures; only second year students can sit for partial exams. Partial exams cannot be sat nor repeated in the following years.

  • General exams:

These are addressed to those who have not sat partial exams or who have not passed them. The preparation of the whole bibliography is required.

For both cases, the exam includes questions (multiple choice and open questions) and computer exercises.
Please note that in order to be able to register for the exam of Informatica per Giurisprudenza [Computer Skills for Law] (second partial exam or general exam), students must have one of the following certifications: a complete ECDL certification (ECDL Core or New ECDL Full Standard), or one of the other equivalent certifications recognized by the University. The certification must be completed and submitted to SEDIN according to the deadlines and procedures published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/sedin in the section 'Prerequisites for Curricular Courses'.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the ECDL before attending lectures, in order to attend the computer skills course with the necessary basic knowledge.
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2.3.3.
Bocconi ECDL Test Center Service

Students who do not yet possess the complete ECDL certification may take it at Bocconi University. Exams are held each week according to a calendar which is regularly updated. Students can purchase the ECDL products (at a discounted cost) online, view the calendar and sign up for the modules via the yoU@B student Diary, through the ECDL IT certifications box.

For more information, see the website at www.unibocconi.eu/sedin in the 'IT Certifications' section.

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2.3.4.
Extracurricular IT Activities

To improve IT skills, students can attend extracurricular IT Skills courses organized by SEDIN free of charge, which are part of the extracurricular activities (see chapter 5.1 of this Guide to the University). For more information, see the website at www.unibocconi.eu/sedin, ‘Extracurricular Activities’ section.

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2.4.
Curricular Internships

The Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza [Law] (CLMG) allows students to include an educational experience of an internship/apprenticeship/training (hereinafter internship) or similar activity, worth 6 credit points, in their study plans. As an alternative to an internship, students can enter an elective course only.

Students may participate in other internship experiences (not worth credit points) during the program or after graduation, which do not have curricular value and for which the information in the following paragraphs and sections does not apply: Duration, Positioning, Internship Recognition, Activities Similar to Internships and Recognition.

In compliance with the same characteristics of curricular internships (see chapter 2.4.1 Characteristics of Curricular Internships), a second experience can be completed worth 6 credits, which will be recorded as an additional internship (see 2.4.4 Internship Recognition). The first internship completed that complies with the characteristics of a curricular internship shall be recorded in the study plan within 300 CPs. Students therefore cannot choose which of the two experiences will be recognized within 300 CPs (see “Program Structure”).

In this chapter, "curricular internship" exclusively stands for curricular internships for credit.
 

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2.4.1.
Characteristics of curricular internships

Curricular internships must have the following characteristics regarding duration, objectives and content, location and positioning.

Duration

  • Minimum 12 weeks full-time, if in Italy;
  • minimum 10 weeks full-time, if outside Italy;
  • minimum 16 weeks in the case of part-time internships, whether in Italy or outside Italy.

The number of weeks is understood as continuous and non-cumulative.
For variations on duration, see paragraph 2.4.5. Postponement, Suspension, Withdrawal/Interruption.

Objectives and content
The internship is an in-the-field training experience and not an employment contract. Its regulations are valid in Italy and are set by law (national and regional law) and by the University. The objective of internships is to educate. They allow students to:

  • learn about the world of work,
  • develop professional skills and knowledge,
  • they facilitate their professional choices.

The content of internships must be aligned with the educational objectives of the Program the student is enrolled in. The in-the-field experience includes a company tutor (professional expert) supporting students.


The company tutor should be referred to for anything the student needs or the company needs within the University.

Location
Internships may be completed - in Italy and outside Italy - in professional firms, companies, public and private institutions, international organisms, diplomatic agencies, cultural institutions and other organizations (hereinafter company).
Internships held on the premises of the participant's family property are not accepted.
Internships whose activities are held remotely are not accepted. The University reserves the right to evaluate the eligibility of the internship location.

Positioning
Students may participate in internships during their fifth year of studies.
Students may participate in an internship only after completing fourth-year lectures.

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2.4.2.
Finding internships and application

Internships can be found through one of the following channels:

  • Market & Partners Organizational Unit (see below);
  • School of Law;
  • Found by the student, at highly qualified companies only. In this case, the Program Director and the Internship Office will carefully monitor the internship request. Students should ask the company to get in touch with the University well in advance of the internship, by accessing the JobGate Portal.

The Market & Partners Organizational Unit promotes and makes available internship opportunities in Italy and abroad. For more information, please see the website: Campus and Services > Career Service.

 

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2.4.3.
Activating an Internship

In order to activate an internship, its must be formalized, i.e. governed by a document that regulates its aims and content. This document is the Internship Agreement, and it contains the internship’s training project.

Activation requires the following steps:

  1. As the sole promoter of curricular internships, the University prepares all the necessary legal documentation, checks the quality of the training project, and provides insurance coverage.
  2. Once the student (hereinafter, trainee) has been selected and the internship details have been agreed, the company fills out the internship document (entering information and content) on JobGate, by the Monday preceding the start of the internship. Internships always start on a Monday. The information relating to the internship will be visible by the trainee on JobGate, in the area “My Internships” of the yoU@B Diary, so that he/she can check that the content agreed upon by with the company during interviews are coherent with the specified content. The confirmation is valid as internship acceptance.
  3. The Internship Office checks the training project and, after checking the coherence and its quality in accordance with current laws, confirms the internship. The University can negotiate the content and conditions of the internship with the company and, in case of no agreement, may refuse to start the internship. 
  4. Before starting the internship, the student must:
    • request advance authorization from the University and wait until it has been granted;
    • access the course “Internship...Let’s Go!” available under Extracurricular Courses on the Bocconi BBoard website.
  5. On the first day of the internship, the company downloads the internship document from JobGate and it is signed by the trainee along with a company legal representative or delegated party. The original document is promptly sent by the company to the Internship Office so it can be signed by the University.

 

The trainee must ensure that the company sends the original copy of the document to the University. If it is not returned, the internship cannot be considered valid. The internship document, completed with all signatures, is uploaded on JobGate in the area “My Internships - Attachments” by the University to be used by the company and by the trainee.

To activate an internship abroad, it also needs to be formalized through an Internship Agreement, in compliance with the procedure described above.

However, such internships can also be run with an internship contract between the trainee and the company or another document demonstrating practical educational experience according with the local laws where the internship experience is held. Such documentation must be sent well in advance, along with a description of the internship activities and contact information for the company tutor, by the trainee to the Internship Office through the Help&Contact procedure on the yoU@B Diary before the start of the internship. Experiences without such documentation that is not submitted by the deadlines described above cannot be recognized as an internship by the University.

For internships completed outside Italy, student trainees must verify with the company regarding the methods for obtaining, if requested, the appropriate visa and any other required documents so that the internship can be carried out in compliance with the law of the host country. If documentation from the University is also needed to support the visa request, the trainee can make reference to:

  • the cert@B procedure for official certifications;
  • the Internship Office (through the Help&Contact procedure) for any ad hoc documents (see paragraph 4.8 “Certifications and Documents”).

For internships completed outside Italy, the trainee must sign an Indemnity on JobGate before departure. With this document, the student declares to be aware that the University cannot ensure the security and solvency of the institution and the country in which he/she has freely decided to carry out the internship. In addition, trainees may refer to International SOS to receive assistance regarding healthcare, safety, logistics or legal issues in emergency situations. Before beginning the internship, students must:

  • view the “Bocconi Students Travel Risk Policy” (available on the yoU@B Diary);
  • comply with the measures for mitigating risk suggested therein.

It is the student’s responsibility to take out healthcare insurance through a suitable international medical policy valid in the country where the internship will be completed for the entire duration of the stay, in particular in counties not covered by the European Health Insurance Card.

For some typologies of internships the trainee and the company tutor are invited to fill out the mid-term evaluation form, indicatively one and a half months after the start of the experience. The trainee can view form filled out by the company tutor and can decide whether to authorize the tutor to view the completed form.

Shortly before the end of the internship, the following end-of-internship documents are required for validation purposes:

  • Evaluation form filled out by the student via the yoU@B student Diary together with the final report (this report is only for internships completed outside Italy);
  • Evaluation form from the company tutor filled out on JobGate. The evaluation by the company tutor includes the skills acquired.


At the end of the internship and upon request of the trainee, the company must issue an internship certification.
The student has the responsibility to make sure that the tutor has filled out his/her form. All end-of internship documents are available starting two weeks before the end of the internship.

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2.4.4.
Internship recognition (advance authorization and final validation)

All internship experiences must be approved in advance so as to guarantee the quality and consistency with the educational objectives of the Program the student is enrolled in. Internships are validated when completed so that credit points can be allocated.
In order to obtain recognition of the internship, please follow the instructions below.

Advance authorization

  1. Before the beginning of the experience and after viewing the internship on JobGate and confirming it, the student must request advance authorization, by accessing the area ‘My internships’ and clicking on ‘Request advance authorization’.
  2. The request is automatically made viewable to the Program Director or his/her delegate who can give his/her approval, reject it or, for more information, ask the student to schedule a meeting. 
  3. The student views the request outcome on JobGate in the ‘My internships’ area.


Note: without advance authorization it will not be started as a curricular internship.

Final validation

  1. Once the internship has ended, the Program Director views the evaluation forms filled out by the trainee and company tutor (end-of-internship documentation). The evaluation forms will be analyzed carefully. If more information is needed, a meeting with the student may be scheduled.
  2. Once final recognition has been obtained from the Director, the student can check the credit points recording in his/her academic career via Punto Blu.

The University will carry out checks during the student’s internship in order to verify that the internship is actually taking place. In case the student is repeatedly missing, the internship will be annulled. The internship annulment communication will be forwarded to the student, the Program Director and the host company.

In case of behavior contrary to the Honor Code or University regulations during the experience, ì the Internship Office may ì report students to the Disciplinary Board.

  1. The Study Planning Office (Academic Affairs) records the internship credits by the deadline for the study plan completion set for graduation. Generally, the internship needs to be completed by that date.

Uncompleted internships which have met the minimum duration of time indicated above can still be recognized in the student's academic career. The recognition is possible only if:

 

  • the student has to graduate before the end of the internship.
  • the student applies for a scholarship.

In these cases, at least one week before the deadline set for the completion of the study plan or the other deadlines indicated above, the student must:

  • complete the end-of-internship documents within the time needed to record the internship in the student’s academic career;
  • make an explicit request for recognition for early ending of the internship via the Help&Contact procedure.
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2.4.5.
Postponement, suspension, withdrawal/interruption

Postponement
Before the end of the internship, a postponement may be requested for a limit of 6 months of the duration of the internship. The Internship Office may grant a postponement after carefully evaluating the reasons for the request and only if the company demonstrates that more time to reach the educational objective for the complexity of the project is needed. The postponement period must be communicated in advance by the company to the Internship office through JobGate in the “My Internships” area - Internship Duration Changes, and the trainee must access the portal to confirm the postponement entered.

Suspension
In agreement with Bocconi University, a period of temporary suspension of the internship experience of a maximum of 30 days can be admitted (e.g. company closure, holiday), to be recovered at the end of the internship if this affects the minimum duration of a curricular internship. This period must be communicated in advance by the company to the Internship Office through the JobGate in the “My Internships” area - ‘Internship Duration Changes’ if more than 3 consecutive working days are reached.

Withdrawal/Interruption
Without serious and/or justified reasons or reasons of force majeure, there will be limitations for accessing a new internship (a new internship cannot be started before one month from the date of interruption of the previous internship). Withdrawals, with related reasons, must be immediately communicated by the trainee in the “My Internships” area - ‘Internship duration changes’. Interruptions, with related reasons, must be immediately communicated by the company on JobGate in the “My Internships” area - ‘Internship duration changes’. The trainee must then access the portal and confirm the interruption entered.

For curricular internships, early interruptions that are not authorized in advance by the Internship Office, even if the requirement of the minimum duration has been met, the internship may not be recognized. Early authorization is given on the basis of assessment of all internship characteristics, including the duration.
Through the Help&Contact procedure, the student must request authorization for the internship interruption from the Internship Office, who will answer the request.

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2.4.6.
Contributions

Curricular internships are not compensated. At their discretion, companies may grant an allowance (monetary contribution).
For unpaid internships carried out abroad, for which no allowance is provided, scholarships may be given by Bocconi University.
Depending on the specific internship requirements, the following may be provided:

  • Fondo Sostegno Giovani scholarship;
  • ERASMUS+ scholarship;
  • Contribution for internships at the MAECI institutions (Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation);
  • Contribution for internships at international organizations.

For more information, check the website: www.unibocconi.eu/internshipfinaid.
Bocconi contributions for international mobility are also available. 
For more information, please see: Funding > Other Financial Aid Opportunities > Contributions for International Mobility and Internship Programs.

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2.4.7.
Activities similar to internship and recognition

Though internships are the principal and priority educational activities for students to put their studies into practice, as an alternative to internships, other activities defined as “similar activities” can also be recognized. These include:

1. specialized work experiences which have contracts that are different from those of internships. For example, temporary and permanent work positions. The rules already set for internships regarding duration, positioning and channels for finding such opportunities are applied to these experiences. In order to request recognition students must take the following steps:

  • Before or when the experience starts, students must send - via the Help&Contact procedure available on the yoU@B - a copy of the contract signed with the company. Students must verify that the contract includes the following information (or as an alternative it must be provided in an attachment): name and company typology, field of the activity, number of employees, location, name and email address of a company reference person, period of the activity, description of the activity and role.
  • The Internship Office enters the information relating to the activity similar to an internship on JobGate and the student must request advance authorization, by entering ‘My internships’ area - ‘Training Project’ and clicking on ‘Request internship recognition’. 
  • At the end of the minimum of the duration for the internship recognition, students must upload, on ‘My internship’ in the ‘Attachments area’, a short report including information on the type of experience and a declaration by the company certifying the presence of the student at the company in the period specified on the request of recognition. After this has been completed, students should inform the Internship Office through Help&Contact on yoU@B.
  • After appropriate assessment, the Program Director will proceed with the final recognition in accordance with the procedure specified in paragraph 2.4.4 Internship Recognition;

 

Students who would like to request recognition for work experiences completed before enrolling in a Master of Science program (and after completing a Bachelor of Science program) must complete the request by the deadline for teaching (end of second semester lectures) for the first year of the program.

 

2. in-the-field projects (Moot) A Moot is an international competition. Recognition is carried out on the basis of a list provided to the Internship Office by the director of the in-the-field projects including those students who intend to have this activity recognized as similar to an internship and have completed this experience.

 

3. Research field project. Activity promoted by a faculty member where the student is involved exclusively in a research activity to be carried out at a research center or a Department at the University. Assuming that this activity is considered a part-time experience, the minimum duration for internship recognition is 16 weeks and the maximum is 6 months. The procedure for authorization and recognition is the same as for internships (see 2.4.4 Internship Recognition) except for a final report on the activity carried out with papers or reports to be uploaded to JobGate at the end of the experience.

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2.4.8.
Early traineeship - Bar Examination

Starting on 20 February 2018, 6 of the 18 total months of the traineeship required by regulations for gaining access to the bar examination can be completed during the last year of studies.

Requirements for applying for an early traineeship

Students who meet the following requirements can apply for an early traineeship:
  • enrolled in the fifth year (not enrolled beyond the duration of the program) of the Integrated Master of Arts in Law;
  • have earned credits in the following subject groups: Diritto privato [Private Law] (IUS/01), Diritto processuale civile [Civil Procedural Law] (IUS/15), Diritto penale [Criminal Law] (IUS/17), Diritto processuale penale [Criminal Procedural Law] (IUS/16), Diritto amministrativo [Administrative Law] (IUS/10), Diritto costituzionale [Constitutional Law] (IUS/08), Diritto dell’Unione Europea [European Union Law] (IUS 14);
  • have earned credits for all the educational activities in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years and recorded them in their academic career.

In addition:
  • in the event that the student did not complete a study abroad experience in the fourth year: have earned credits for educational activities in the fourth year and recorded them in their academic career;
  • in the event that the student completed a long study abroad period in their fourth year (at least one semester): have earned at least 60 credits for educational activities in the fourth and fifth years and recorded them in their academic career.

Terms and conditions of validity

In order for the early traineeship to be valid, the following conditions must be met:
  • attainment of initial authorization;
  • duration of at least 6 calendar months and at least 288 hours and student participation in at least 12 hearings.
    If the student graduates before the end of the six months, the early traineeship shall be valid if it lasted at least 5 months and, in any case, at least 288 hours;
  • attainment of final validation;
  • graduation within 12 months after the end of the early traineeship;
  • confirmation of enrollment in the register of trainee lawyers within 90 days after graduation (the graduation certificate or equivalent document must be submitted to the Bar Association).

In addition, the traineeship must be formalized as an internship (see paragraph 4.4 Formalization).

Detailed information on the regulations and procedures to follow for an early traineeship (admission requirements, conditions, roles, responsibilities, finding and formalizing a traineeship, documentation to submit to the Bar Association for authorization and steps for validation) are included in the Application Guide (Italian version only) available on the Bocconi website.
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2.4.9.
Certifications and declarations

To request certifications specifying participation in an internship, you must use the cert@B procedure available on the yoU@B Diary (see chapter 8 Certifications, Self-Declarations and Diploma Supplement), except for the documents described in the following paragraphs.

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2.4.9.1.
Certifications

To request certifications specifying participation in an internship, you must use the cert@B procedure available on the yoU@B Diary (see chapter 8 Certifications, Self-Declarations and Diploma Supplement), except for the documents described in the following paragraphs.

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2.4.9.2.
Declarations

  • Declaration of completed internship: trainees must provide the address of the recipient of the declaration.
    In order to obtain such declaration, the internship needs to have already been recorded on JobGate and, in the case of curricular internships for credit, it needs to have been recorded on the academic career.
  • To support a visa application or request: the student must provide the name and address of the company/intuition/diplomatic office/immigration office to address the declaration and the characteristics of the declaration.

 

These declarations are exempt from duty stamp fees. Requests for the above declarations must be sent to the Internship Office through Help&Contact on yoU@B.

 

Market & Partners Organizational Unit
Internship Office
Piazza Sraffa, 11 - 20136 Milan
Help@Contact : available on the yoU@B Diary

Career Service Infopoint
Piazza Sraffa 11 - 20136
Ph. +39 02 5836 2711
infocareer@unibocconi.it
http://www.cs.unibocconi.eu/

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2.5.
Studying Abroad

Internationalization at Bocconi University has been a strategic priority pursued since 1974, the year in which the first international agreements were put into place. Over the years, these programs have developed an extensive network of affiliations and exchanges with prestigious academic and cultural institutions all over the world, including the recent formation of a special network of partner institutions in the field of law. Constant collaboration between Bocconi and foreign universities on research and joint teaching projects provide Bocconi students and teaching staff with invaluable international experience. Thanks to its network of international affiliations, Bocconi University is able to offer law students opportunities on a global scale.

Study abroad programs:
 

  • Long programs (Exchange, Themis, Double Degree Law, Free-Mover Semester Programs);
  • Short programs (Free-Mover Summer, Vis Moot, Telders Moot, European Moot, Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition, International Commercial Mediation Competition).

The study abroad opportunities promoted by the University are presented in detail during ad hoc initiatives throughout the academic year during the Bocconi International Fair.

 

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2.5.1.
Long programs

 
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2.5.1.1.
Exchange program

The Bocconi University "Exchange Program" (including the LLP-Erasmus Program) deals with student exchanges under bilateral agreements with many universities around the world, giving students the opportunity to attend courses for which they can receive credit as part of their Bocconi degrees.

There are more than 59 Schools of Law included in the network which are specially addressed to the Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza [Law] and they are some of the most renowned institutions in the field of law.

These agreements are based on reciprocal arrangements that allow students from both institutions involved to complete a period of study abroad without paying extra university fees and tuition to the partner institution. Students are, however, responsible for travel, insurance, board and lodging expenses.

 
Eligibility and requirements
Students can take the semester abroad just one time during their fourth and fifth years. Therefore students regularly enrolled in the third or fourth year of the Integrated Master of Arts Program can apply.
Students are allowed to enroll in a semester abroad at one of the partner universities only if they pass the selection, which is based on merit and language skills.

 

The Exchange Program is incompatible with participation in the Themis and Double Degree Law programs and the Free Mover Semester experience. In addition, during the year of participation, the experience is not compatible with the Moots offered.

Application and deadlines
Students are advised to check the application procedures and deadlines on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/exchange
 

Exam recognition
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.
For the credit approval procedure, see Credit for exams passed at Universities Abroad.


Information
For Exchange Program details, updated information on eligible students, admissions procedures, deadlines and available destinations check the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/exchange.
In the same area, you can also check comments by students who have been abroad in the past, along with detailed information on partner universities.

 

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2.5.1.2.
Free-Mover Semester

Students interested in attending a semester abroad outside the Exchange Program can enroll at a number of universities abroad where they can study just one time during the last year of their degree as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program (fee-paying Visiting Students or Independent Students).

The Free-Mover Semester experience is incompatible with participation in the Exchange Program and participation in the Themis and Double Degree Law. During the year of participation, the experience is not compatible with the Moots offered.
Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for both Bocconi University and the foreign university, as well as for travel, board and lodging expenses for the period abroad.
Students are required to take out health insurance for the entire period of study abroad. 


Bocconi University has identified a number of schools, mainly members of its international network, that have accepted such students in the past. The list of universities abroad will be published on the webpage at www.ir.unibocconi.eu. This is the only list considered valid for the recognition of exams taken in schools abroad as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program.

Any other applications for alternatives must be examined individually beforehand by the Study Abroad office. The application, accompanied by a motivational letter and information about the chosen university, must be submitted to the Study Abroad office before enrolling at the foreign university for a Free-Mover Semester Program.


Exam recognition
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.

For the credit approval procedure, see Credit for exams passed in foreign Universities Abroad.

Information

Students should check the detailed information and requirements published on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu. In addition, in the restricted area of the website you can find the reports from students who spent a study period abroad in the previous years as part of the Exchange program. 

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2.5.1.3.
Themis Program

Opportunities offered to students enrolled in the last years of studies include the Themis Program Joint Certificate in International Business Law promoted within the Themis network. Bocconi is a founding member of the network.
The program curriculum includes an exchange experience lasting one semester at one of the partner institutions, a joint seminar completed at one of the network universities and an international internship. Upon curriculum completion, the Joint certificate in International Business Law is issued after graduation.

Eligibility and requirements
It is possible to participate in the program only once, in the fourth or fifth year of studies; students regularly enrolled in the third or the fourth year of studies can apply. Students are admitted only after passing a selection based on merit, language skills and motivation. 
The Themis program is incompatible with participation in the Exchange Program, the Double Degree Law Program and the Free-Mover Semester study abroad experience. In addition, during the year of participation, the experience is not compatible with the Moots offered.


Exam recognition
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.

For the exam recognition procedure, please see Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad.

Information
For dates, deadlines, requirements, more information or any updates, see the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/themis or send an email to themis@unibocconi.it

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2.5.1.4.
Double Degree Law Program

The Double Degree Law allows 5th-year students to attend an academic year abroad, receiving both an Italian Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza and a Master-level degree issued by a foreign partner university at the end of studies. The program is based on bilateral agreements that allow students from both institutions to complete a study abroad period without paying any kind of university tuition to the partner institution.

Eligibility and requirements

Students can participate in the program only once, during the fifth year of the degree program. Students who are duly enrolled in the fourth year of the program can apply.
Students shall be admitted to the program only after successfully completing the selection process based on merit, language skills and motivation.

The Double Degree Law program is incompatible with participation in the Exchange Program, the Themis Program and the Free-Mover Semester experience abroad. In addition, during the year of participation, the experience is not compatible with the Moots offered.

 

Exam recognition
For the exam recognition procedure, please see Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad.

 

Information
For dates, deadlines, requirements, more information or any updates, see the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/ddlaw

 

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2.5.2.
Short programs

The short programs offered by Bocconi University give students the opportunity to spend a brief period of time abroad, combining educational activities with the exploration of new cultural, social and economic environments.

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2.5.2.1.
Free-Mover summer

Bocconi University has identified a number of its international network partner schools that offer Summer Programs which can be interesting and valid from the educational point of view. Summer Programs last 3-5 weeks and are held in the summer months, during which students can follow curricular courses which can then be recognized at Bocconi. The list of foreign universities specified on the website is the only valid list in terms of recognition of courses offered in the Summer Program at foreign institutions. Other options will be examined in advance, on a case by case basis, by the Study Abroad office; applications must be submitted before enrollment in the Free Mover Summer.

The Free Mover Summer can take place only once in the summer of the third or fourth year and is addressed to students who meet the requirements and are enrolled in the third or fourth year of studies. (Please note: A Summer Program held in the summer of the first or second year, or earlier will not be recognized).

The student is responsible for the costs of travel, board and lodging during the period abroad, as well as the payment of fees related to courses taken at a foreign school. It is compulsory for the student to subscribe to health insurance coverage for the period abroad.

Exam recognition

The Free-Mover Summer allows the recognition of maximum one exam. For the procedure for recognition of exams, see "Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad".

Information
 

We recommend that you review the requirements and methods of participation on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu

 

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2.5.2.2.
International Commercial Arbitration Moot Vienna (Vis Moot)

This moot is a law arbitration and international commerce competition in which teams coming from universities around the world simulate a process of arbitration on a dispute relating to a contract of international sale.
The competition is divided into two phases. The first one, a written part, includes the elaboration of a Memorandum for Claimant and a Memorandum for Respondent based on a legal problem assigned in advance. In the second phase, the oral part, the participating teams compete at a hearing and play the role of lawyers, arguing and discussing the case in front of arbitration structured in academicians and experts in the subject.

Information

We suggest you to check the requirements and application procedures on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/moot

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2.5.2.3.
Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, The Hague (Telders Moot)

Competition of International Law organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University).

Participants defend the reasons of two states about four questions of public international law, in a fictitious case brought before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The competition takes place in two stages: in the first phase, the selected students prepare written pleadings, learning to perform legal research and write up memorandum in English; in the second, taking the role of 'legal counsels', they learn how to effectively present concise legal arguments in public. Written submissions and oral presentations are evaluated by academic and professional experts in the field.

During the international rounds - which take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague - the majority of the states of Europe is represented by the teams who won in the national rounds. It is then tradition that the two finalist team compete by subjecting their arguments to real judges of the International Court of Justice.

Information

We recommend that you review the requirements and procedures for the selection on the website www.unibocconi.eu/moot.
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2.5.2.4.
European Law Moot Court

The European Law Moot Court is an international competition involving university teams of students interested in European Union Law topics. It is addressed to graduate law students and consists in the simulation of legal proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union. 

It is organized by the ELMC Society and it has been held since 1988. The latest editions have involved teams coming from 80 European and American universities.


After the publication of the case in September, teacms must submit two memorandums by November. If a team is selected for the Regional Finals, it must prepare for the oral pleadings which will be presented before the European judges.
 

Information

Check requirements and the selection procedure at www.unibocconi.eu/moot.

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2.5.2.5.
Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition (HS MCC)

The Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition (HS MCC) is an initiative created by five labor law experts. The aim of the HS MCC is to deepen and improve the knowledge of employment and labor law at the European level. It offers an opportunity to experience the operation of the European labor law in an as realistic setting as possible. It is yearly returning event hosted in a different country every year. The first HS MCC took place in Amsterdam in 2016. In the 2018 the competition took place on 14-16 June 2018 and was hosted by the University of Cassino, Italy. The 2019 edition was held in Hasselt, on 13-15 June 2019.

During the moot, teams from various European countries compete before a board composed of experts in Labor Law at an international level, who listen to the two sides and then ask a few questions. The competition is highly engaging and educational.

Information
For information on requirements and the selection process, please see the website. 

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2.5.2.6.
International Commercial Mediation Competition (ICC)

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is a globally-renowned moot that each year brings together more than 350 students and coaches, along with 130 professional mediators and mediation trainers from all over the world.

During the competition, the teams (representing 66 universities) aim to resolve commercial and international disputes.

Teams are led by professional mediators and competitions are judged by some of the leading experts in dispute resolution at a global level who participate in the moot as judges.

During the week of the competition, around 150 mock mediation sessions are held, along with educational programs and social events.

 

Information

For information on requirements and the selection process, please see the website www.unibocconi.eu/moot

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2.5.3.
Scholarships for international programs

To encourage participation in the international mobility programs organized by the University, Bocconi contributions and integrations to the ISU Bocconi scholarships are available, addressed to students meeting the financial parameters published (www.unibocconi.eu/funding).

Erasmus Plus scholarships are also available from the European Union for students chosen for the Exchange Program, Themis and Double Degree Law who attend one semester of study at a university that is part of the Erasmus Program. For details, see www.ir.unibocconi.eu/erasmus.

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2.5.4.
Certifications and documents

To request certifications specifying the admission and/or participation in an international mobility program, the cert@B procedure available on the yoU@B Diary must be used (see chapter 8 Certifications, Self-Declarations and Diploma Supplement), except for the documents described in the paragraphs below.

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2.5.4.1.
Documents for the participation in the exchange program, Themis and Double Degree Law

The Study Abroad Officemust be contacted by the selected student if, as part of enrollment in the semester (application) or participation, the foreign partner university requests a document for admission to the program and/or information relating to enrollment at Bocconi along with the student's academic career. The same procedure is applicable in case the document of admission to the program is required to obtain a visa. Any procedure changes will be communicated to the interested students.
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