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Academic Program

The program involves a combination of core and elective courses, as well as specific labs and clinics to enhance the professional skills of participants.

All participants are required to complete all core courses. Those students wishing to acquire the Master of Law (LL.M) mention as part of the final title of “Master Universitario di Secondo Livello” are expected to select among the specialized Master of Law (LL.M) elective courses.

Core Courses (20 hours unless otherwise stated)

  • The Expansion of EU Policy Making and Integration (Maria Elena Cavallaro & Benedetto Zaccaria)
  • The EU Legal Order: Constitutional Principles (Robert Schütze)
  • EU Policy Making and Regulation (Mark Thatcher & Simon Bulmer)
  • EU Institutions in Action (Enzo Moavero Milanesi)
  • Eurozone Economic Policies and Governance (Francesco Saraceno & Marco Simoni)
  • EU Competition Law and Policies (Mark Thatcher & Roberto Pardolesi)
  • The EU Internal Market (Daniele Gallo) (10 hours)
  • The EU Judicial System: Remedies and Procedures (Marc Jaeger)
  • The EU and the World (Jan Wouters)

Specialised Master of Law (LL.M.) Courses (10 hours unless otherwise stated)

  • The Law of the Economic and Monetary Union (Gian Luigi Tosato & Chiara Zilioli) (20 hours)
  • The EU in the Global Energy Transition: Legal Dimensions (Jorge Viñuales)
  • The Tense Relationship between the CJEU and National Constitutional/Supreme Courts (Daniele Gallo) (20 hours)
  • Fundamental Rights in the EU (Leonard Besselink)
  • Consumer Protection, Food Safety and Healthcare Law (Daniela Corona)
  • EU Criminal Law (Valsamis Mitsilegas) (5 hours)
  • EU Law & Technology (Sofia Ranchordas) (5 hours)
  • EU Citizenship in the Times of the Rule of Law Crisis (Dimitry Kochenov)
  • EU Competition Law and Market Regulation: the Case of Public Services (Daniele Gallo)

Specialised Policy Courses (20 hours)

  • Digital Europe, Data Protection and Cyber Security (Lorenzo Pupillo)
  • European Environment and Climate Policies (Venere Stefania Sanna and Stefano Verde)
  • Employment and Social Affairs in the EU: Legal and Policy Dimensions (Luisa Corazza and Stefano Sacchi)
  • Energy Policy (Francesco Maria Salerno and Simone Mori)
  • Cohesion Policy (Robert Leonardi)

Labs and clinics

  • EU Law Clinical Course No. 1 (Daniele Gallo) (20 hours)
  • EU Law Clinical Course No. 2 (Giovanni Piccirilli; Caterina Mariotti; Alessandro Nato) (20 hours)
  • How to Submit a Project for EU Funding (Alessandro Costa; Antonella Sarro)(10 hours)

The academic program involves a final thesis which the candidate is expected to draft on a subject of choice but related to the topics discussed in any of the core and elective courses.