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The University of Turin, Department of Law (or UNITO, Department of Law; sometimes shortened to UNITO Law) traces its roots to the founding of the University of Turin, and has produced or hosted some of the most outstanding jurists, statesmen and women, and scholars in Italian and European history. Among its distinguished
department and alumni are leading writers, philosophers and legal scholars. Today, the Department of Law continues the tradition, with particular strengths in the fields of private law, EU law, comparative law and related fields.

History of the Department


The history of the Department of Law can be traced to the establishment of the University of Turin, in 1404, and has followed its developments over the ensuing six centuries.

The new institution, which initially only held courses in civil and canon law, was authorized to confer both the academic "licentia" and "doctoratus" titles which were later to become a single "laurea" (degree) title.

In 1436, ducal licenses established the three core faculties of Theology, Arts and Medicine, as well as Civil and Canon law. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the legal studies increasingly grew, giving the faculty a national and international reputation. Notable academics contributed to the growth of the Faculty. During the years of the Resurgence, when a numerous group of patriots and intellectuals took refuge in the Savoy capital city, some of Italy's most remarkable names taught at the University and the law faculty, like the jurist and statesman Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, and the two economics professors Antonio Scialoja and Francesco Ferrara.

In the first half of 20th century some outstanding names in the history of the department and the university include: Luigi Einaudi, in the field of the financial studies; Gaetano Mosca in public law; Francesco Ruffini in canon law and Paolo Greco in commercial law. Most recently should be mentioned at least Norberto Bobbio, in legal philosophy; Giovanni Conso, in criminal law; Gastone Cottino in commercial law; Marcello Gallo, in criminal law; Giuseppe Grosso in Roman law; Rodolfo Sacco in civil and comparative law.

The Department of Law is located in Turin in the midtown. It is one of the leading law faculties in Europe, with particular strengths in the fields of comparative law and private law. Additionally, the Department of Law has improved its physical facilities (including course offerings in Cuneo and international exchange programs with a number of the world's leading research universities). Department of Law coordinates the research work of more than 120 law professors in the different areas of law.

Academics and Degree Programs

The Department offers a number of degrees, starting with the laurea di giurisprudenza (equivalent to an LL.B.), laurea specialistica or laurea magistrale (postgraduate law degree, equivalent to an LL.M.) and several specialized LL.M. programs. The Department also offers some brief degree courses (three years). In addition, the department offers the dottorato di ricerca or the traditional research Ph.D. degree. As a result of the Bologna Process, all of the UNITO Law degrees are fully comparable and transferrable across Europe, and graduates of the law department in fact practice in a number of leading jurisdictions across Europe.

Master of Laws Programs

In addition, the department of law offers six LL.M. programs:

1. LL.M. in the Management of Development

An English-language LLM program offered in conjunction with the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization (ITCILO) in Torino, collecting participants from different countries, to increase and specialize professionals in the field of cooperation and development.

2. LL.M. in Public Procurement

The English – language LLM program offers an up to date overview on the perspectives concerning the public procurements in the international law.

3. LL.M. in International Crime and Justice

An LL.M. in international criminal law is offered in the framework of an agreement with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The UNICRI LL.M. is a one-year English-language program designed for judges and practitioners in the early stages of their careers desiring to obtain a deeper knowledge of international criminal law.

4. LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
The course offers a international and comparative overview to provide advanced knowledge in IP law. The department of law offers this specialized LL.M. in intellectual property law in conjunction with the WIPO and the support of the Italian government, ministry of foreign affairs. The program is administered in English and includes innovative distant learning modules, giving students maximum preparation and flexibility in approaching their study.

5. LL.M. in Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration is designed to prepare graduates giving them a specialization in administrative law, useful for the access to a career in this field. This course is directed to postgraduate students that want to access to administrative courts career or to other professional opportunities in the PA.

6. LL.M. in International Trade Law. Contracts

This LL.M. Programme is now designed for more comprehensive coverage of the topics related to the globalisation of supply chains, the vast expansion in international and regional trade in goods and services as well as the accompanying technological developments like e-commerce and digital signatures which have all contributed to an increasing complexity in the legal framework governing contractual transactions in a technologically interconnected global market.

Affiliated Research Institutes


The UNITO Department of Law is a founding member of a number of innovative international law programs, such as the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, and several independent research institutes:

•    Centre of Advanced Studies on Contemporary China
•    University Institute of European Studies (IUSE)

External links

•    University of Turin - Official Website:
     www.unito.it

 •    Alternate official website of the UNITO, Law Department:
     www.dsg.unito.it

•    LL.M. in Public Procurement:
     www.itcilo.org

•    LL.M. in International Crime and Justice:
     www.unicri.it

•    LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law:
     www.turin-ip.com

•    Centre of Advanced Studies on Contemporary China
     www.cascc.eu
•    University Institute of European Studies (IUSE)
     www.iuse.it
•    Center for transnational Legal Studies
     www.ctls.georgetown.edu
•    Students Guide for the 2010-2011 academic year
     www.giurisprudenza.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=guida_studente.html

An English video presentations introducing the Department of Law is available  on YouTube.


Department of Law
Lungo Dora Siena 100/A
10153 Torino
Tel.: +39011670.9409
Mail: dipartimento.giurisprudenza@unito.it

2. LL.M. in Public Procurement (English Language) 

The English – language LLM program offers an up to date overview on the perspectives concerning the public procurements in the international law.

3. LL.M. in International Crime and Justice (English Language) 

An LL.M. in international criminal law is offered in the framework of an agreement with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The UNICRI LL.M. is a one-year English-language program designed for judges and practitioners in the early stages of their careers desiring to obtain a deeper knowledge of international criminal law.

4. LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law (English Language) 

The course offers a international and comparative overview to provide advanced knowledge in IP law. The law faculty offers this specialized LL.M. in intellectual property law in conjunction with the WIPO and the support of the Italian government, ministry of foreign affairs. The program is administered in English and includes innovative distant learning modules, giving students maximum preparation and flexibility in approaching their study.

5. LL.M. in Public Administration (Italian Language) 

The Master of Public Administration is designed to prepare graduates giving them a specialization in administrative law, useful for the access to a career in this field. This course is directed to postgraduate students that want to access to administrative courts career or to other professional opportunities in the PA.

6. LL.M. in International Trade Law. Contracts (English Language)

This LL.M. Programme is now designed for more comprehensive coverage of the topics related to the globalisation of supply chains, the vast expansion in international and regional trade in goods and services as well as the accompanying technological developments like e-commerce and digital signatures which have all contributed to an increasing complexity in the legal framework governing contractual transactions in a technologically interconnected global market. 

Affiliated Research Institutes 

The UNITO Faculty of Law is a founding member of a number of innovative international law programs, such as the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, and several independent research institutes:

External links

An English video presentations introducing the Law Faculty is available in dvd and on www.youtube.com (you can digit on the YouTube search engine the words law, faculty and Torino to watch the video).

 

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