Law and Sustainable Development

Sustainable
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM/SC-GIUR - LM-SC-GIUR Scienze Giuridiche
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
English
The LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development, entirely taught in English, aims at educating professionals capable of using their advanced legal knowledge and skills, integrated with an understanding of the underlying socio-economic issues, to further the realization of the SDGs in the activities of public and private organizations, at the international, national, and local level.

The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of contemporary legal and socio-economic dynamics, characterised by interdependence, increasing complexity, rapid evolution, and integration between different fields of knowledge, as well as by a pluralist legal landscape, in which the traditional boundaries between levels (international, supranational, and domestic) and sources (public/private) of regulation are blurring.

In this context, students will develop an advanced understanding of the theoretical foundations of sustainability processes and the ethical implications of the choices made in this field by policy-makers and regulators, as well as by economic and social actors. They will also acquire an in-depth knowledge of the international and European legal framework applicable to the design and implementation of sustainability policies by international and supranational organisations, national and local public authorities, corporations (both in the domestic and transnational dimension), and organisations of the civil society (including NGOs).
The LL.M. aims at shaping a new type of international legal expert able to contribute to the realization of the SDGs, within the public sector (at the local, national, supranational, and international levels), the private sector (business enterprises), the professional services sector (consultancy and legal firms), and within the third sector (non-profit organizations, NGOs, and advanced research institutions).
Students will be educated and trained for the following professional profiles.
1) Legal expert in SD for the public institutions (Public Administration, supranational and international institutions). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curriculum 'Rule of Law', will be able to develop normative approaches and policies in line with the SDGs. Students will contribute to guide decisional processes within international and supranational organizations, national, regional and local institutions, with a view to promote social, economic and environmental standards. Building on the best practices developed in these fields, students will be able, in particular, to manage the private-public partnerships and the green and ethical public procurement; to enhance transparency; and to tackle corruption.
2) Legal expert in SD for business (sustainability managers in enterprises, national and multi-national corporations). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curriculum 'Law, Economics, and Development', will be able to deal with the legal aspects related to the sustainability in business enterprises, focusing mainly on corporate social responsibility. Students will contribute to the drafting of contracts and the adoption of business strategies that meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders, while promoting social and environmental standards..
3) Legal expert in SD in consulting (consultancy-firms and law-firms). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curricula 'Law, Economics, and Development' or 'Environmental Law and Policy', will be able to provide legal advice and other professional services with regard to the applicable social and environmental rules and standards. They will conduct research and draw up reports in relation to human rights and environmental regulation adopted at the international, European, and national levels, also in a comparative perspective. Moreover, students will make use of their knowledge of regulations and standards applicable in different areas (i.e. environment, trade, finance and investments, competition, manufacturing, agriculture, and health) in tasks such as auditing and compliance.
4) Legal expert in SD for the third sector (non-profit organizations, NGOs, think-tank, research institutes). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curricula 'Human Rights Law and Social Development' or 'Environmental Law and Policy', will be able to provide legal advice to not-for-profit organizations operating in the areas of development aid and cooperation, environmental protection, and human rights law. In this context, they will engage in advocacy activities and strategic litigation, fund-raising, as well as the design, management and monitoring of projects. They will be able to conduct advanced research in public and private research centres.

Candidates applying for the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development must hold a first cycle (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS) degree, be proficient in English (level C1), and have adequate personal knowledge and background.

In particular, candidates must hold either:

  1. A first cycle degree obtained in Italy or abroad, in Law, Economics, Political Science, or International Relations. In accordance with national classification, italian first cycle degree must belong to one of the following classes of degrees: L-14 (Scienze dei servizi giuridici), L-33 (Scienze economiche), L-36 (Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali), L-37 (Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace), L-16 (Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione), L-18 (Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale), or
  2. A first cycle degree (three years/bachelor = 180 ECTS), obtained in Italy or abroad, in other disciplines, provided that the candidate has obtained at least 18 ECTS in Law and 12 ECTS in Economics. In accordance with national classification, for student holding an Italian first cycle degree, the above-mentioned ECTS must have been obtained in one or more of the following scientific sectors (s.s.d.): 
    • for LAW: IUS/01 diritto privato, IUS/02 diritto privato comparato, IUS/04 diritto commerciale, IUS/05 diritto dell'economia, IUS/07 diritto del lavoro, IUS/08 diritto costituzionale, IUS/09 istituzioni di diritto pubblico, IUS/10 diritto amministrativo, IUS/10 diritto tributario, IUS/13 diritto internazionale, IUS/14 diritto dell'unione europea, IUS/17 diritto penale, IUS/20 filosofia del diritto, IUS/21 diritto pubblico comparato;
    • for ECONOMICS: SECS-P/01 economia politica, SECS-P/02 politica economica, SECS-P/03 scienza delle finanze, SECS-P/04 storia del pensiero economico, SECS-P/07 economia aziendale, SECS-P/08 economia e gestione delle imprese, SECS-P/10 organizzazione aziendale, SECS-P/12 storia economica, SECS-S/04 demografia.

Assessment of the required qualifications and competencies

The Didactic Board (Collegio didattico) evaluates language and personal competencies of the candidates holding a suitable first-cycle degree. Candidates holding a postgraduate degree in other fields may also be considered for admission.

Applicants whose native language is not English or do not hold a Degree issued upon the completion of an academic programme fully taught in English must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing one of the following international certifications:

  • IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the reading, writing, listening, and speaking components.
  • TOEFL: minimum overall score of 94, with a minimum of 23 in each of the reading, writing, listening, and speaking components.

The knowledge and personal skills of the candidate who satisfies the conditions set out above are assessed by the Didactic Board, based on the academic background and CV of the candidate.

The Didactic Board may admit candidates on condition that they bridge their gaps by carrying out preliminary and compulsory readings indicated by the teachers holding compulsory courses of the first year and attending the introductory courses.

The students of the LL.M. can benefit of the vast range of students' mobility opportunities offered by the Faculty of Law, especially in the context of Erasmus+. However, learning agreements for students' mobility may be approved only if consistent with the programme's learning objectives and its focus on sustainable development.
The LLM is committed to support the students' choice as to possible destinations and to create further opportunities in the near future.
The LL.M. also offers two possibilities of double degrees*
- QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY: Following the successful completion of the first year of study in the LLM in Law and Sustainable Development, students may be granted admission to one of the Master's degree courses offered by Queen Mary University, at a discounted fee. Admitted students will spend the whole second year in London. Upon successful completion of the two Master's programmes, students will be awarded both the UNIMI Master's Programme and the Queen Mary University law degree.
- UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO: after attending the first year of the LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development, students may be granted admission to the one-year International Master in Sociology of Law of Universidad Del País Vasco and be awarded the Double Degree.
*the process of renewal of the relevant agreements is still ongoing.

Attendance of at least 70% of classes is compulsory for all taught courses. Motivated exceptions and waivers may be requested to the Didactic Board in exceptional circumstances.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global constitutional law 9 63 English IUS/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
Society, law, and development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 6 42 English M-GGR/02
- Economic geography 13
- Economic geography 23
Economics, economic policy, and social justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Public administration for sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
M and A: the contract 6 42 English IUS/04
Smart cities, artificial intelligence and digital transformation law 6 42 English IUS/20
Theory and practice of international tax law 6 42 English IUS/12
Trade liberalization and labour rights 6 42 English IUS/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative contract law 6 42 English IUS/02
International investment law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Antitrust law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/04
Corporate governance and social responsibility 6 42 English IUS/04
Economic ethics and corporate social responsibility 6 42 English SECS-P/02
EU law on business and human rights 6 42 English IUS/13
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English SECS-P/11
International financial law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
International insolvency law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Sustainable development in global trade (WTO) law 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
2a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
M and A: the contract 6 42 English First semester IUS/04
Smart cities, artificial intelligence and digital transformation law 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Theory and practice of international tax law 6 42 English First semester IUS/12
Trade liberalization and labour rights 6 42 English First semester IUS/07
Comparative contract law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/02
International investment law and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Antitrust law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/04
Corporate governance and social responsibility 6 42 English Undefined IUS/04
Economic ethics and corporate social responsibility 6 42 English Undefined SECS-P/02
EU law on business and human rights 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
International financial law and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
International insolvency law and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
Sustainable development in global trade (WTO) law 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English Undefined SECS-P/11
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English Undefined M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global constitutional law 9 63 English IUS/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
Society, law, and development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 6 42 English M-GGR/02
- Economic geography 13
- Economic geography 23
Economics, economic policy, and social justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Public administration for sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Gender justice 6 42 English IUS/08
Sociology of human rights and the ombudsman 6 42 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
International refugee protection and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Current European Union Policies on Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/14
EU current policies on migration and development 6 42 English IUS/08
Extreme poverty and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English SECS-P/11
International human rights law 6 42 English IUS/13
Law and policies of social rights protection in europe 6 42 English IUS/21
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Public health and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Women empowerment and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/14
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
3a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Gender justice 6 42 English First semester IUS/08
Sociology of human rights and the ombudsman 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
International refugee protection and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Current European Union Policies on Sustainable Development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/14
EU current policies on migration and development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/08
Extreme poverty and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
International human rights law 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
Law and policies of social rights protection in europe 6 42 English Undefined IUS/21
Public health and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
Women empowerment and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/14
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English Undefined SECS-P/11
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English Undefined M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global constitutional law 9 63 English IUS/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
Society, law, and development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 6 42 English M-GGR/02
- Economic geography 13
- Economic geography 23
Economics, economic policy, and social justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Public administration for sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
International law and science 6 42 English IUS/13
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/13
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Environmental sustainability 6 42 English IUS/10
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English SECS-P/11
International climate change and energy law 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
International, European, and comparative environmental law 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/10
Sustainable transport: legal issues 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
4a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
International law and science 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Environmental sustainability 6 42 English Undefined IUS/10
International climate change and energy law 6 42 English Undefined IUS/02 IUS/13
International, European, and comparative environmental law 6 42 English Undefined IUS/02 IUS/13
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/10
Sustainable transport: legal issues 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English Undefined SECS-P/11
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English Undefined M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global constitutional law 9 63 English IUS/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
Society, law, and development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 6 42 English M-GGR/02
- Economic geography 13
- Economic geography 23
Economics, economic policy, and social justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Public administration for sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
International commercial and investment arbitration 6 42 English IUS/13 IUS/15
Law, culture and development in a global world 6 42 English IUS/20
Negotiation, mediation and sustainable conflict resolution 6 42 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Law and philosophy in a cross-cultural perspective 6 42 English IUS/20
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Access to justice in a multilevel constitutional system 6 42 English IUS/08
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Comparative legal traditions 6 42 English IUS/21
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English SECS-P/11
International organizations and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Sustainable development and international anti-corruption law 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
5a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
International commercial and investment arbitration 6 42 English First semester IUS/13 IUS/15
Law, culture and development in a global world 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Negotiation, mediation and sustainable conflict resolution 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Law and philosophy in a cross-cultural perspective 6 42 English Second semester IUS/20
Access to justice in a multilevel constitutional system 6 42 English Undefined IUS/08
Comparative legal traditions 6 42 English Undefined IUS/21
International organizations and sustainable development 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
Sustainable development and international anti-corruption law 6 42 English Undefined IUS/13
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 English Undefined SECS-P/11
Legal clinic on "Arctic studies" 3 21 English Undefined M-GGR/02
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Enforcing environmental law" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/10
Legal clinic on "Rule of law and democracy" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Business and human rights in the digital era" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
Workshop on "Megacities and development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/21
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 English Undefined IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
Location
Milano

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Admission

Application for admission: from 10/03/2020 to 28/08/2020

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2020 to 28/02/2021