Law internships

Tutoring and credit recognition

Subject to the relevant Teacher's authorization, an internship can provide a certain number of university credits (CFUs).

For a three-month internship, three credits will be awarded.

To this end, the Academic Tutor will review the final assessments completed online at the end of the internship and sign the CFU application form, which the student will then submit to the Interdepartmental Course Administration of the Faculty of Law (via Festa del Perdono 7).

Tutoring Teachers

The internship must be authorized by a Tutoring Teacher, who will approve the training project online. The approval procedure can be carried out by one of the teachers in charge of the internship:

  • Dr. Pizza (Public Law Dept.), Public and International Law
  • Dr. Imberti and Dr. Maniaci (Private Law Dept.), Private Law, Labour Law, Business Law
  • Prof. Camaldo, Prof. Arnaboldi, Dr. Toscano and Dr. Perri (Beccaria Law Dept.), Criminal and Economic Sciences, Church Law and IT Law

Opinion guidelines for the award of additional points towards the graduation mark (issued by the Student Career Administration Committee on 15 March 2016, updated on 22 March 2017 and 14 February 2018, and approved by the Interdepartmental Academic Board on 20 February 2018).

Student guidelines for completing additional credit award applications:

  • The applications for the award of additional points towards the degree mark, with documents certifying the activities carried out by the student outside the University, must be submitted to the Interdepartmental Course Administration of the Faculty of Law, on via Festa del Perdono 7/3.
  • The application and the attached documents must show the period, time, detailed content and relevance of the activities carried out by the student. Application assessment criteria: In the case provided for by Article 3, paragraph 4 letter a of the single-cycle Master's Degree Exam Regulations, and by Article 2, paragraph 3, letter c of the Bachelor's Degree Exam Regulations, an additional point for internships will result in the award of 3 credits for practical activities.
  • In the case of internships carried out in Italy, there is a minimum duration requirement of three months for full-time internships (at least 40 hours a week) and six months for part-time internships (at least 20 hours a week), provided that they were activated through the COSP, or other authorized agencies pursuant to the current legislation, and are relevant to the programme. Unaccredited firms can enlist using this link [open a new window].
  • These requirements (duration and activation through COSP or other authorized agencies) also apply to professional practice prior to graduation.
  • Duration requirements may be partially waived for internships carried out in Courts or similar institutions with selective access procedures.
  • Duration requirements may also be partially waived in the case of internships carried out abroad, whose minimum duration is 3 months, subject to an adequate time commitment and significance of the activity carried out.
  • Internships abroad must be activated by a public institution or by an authorized agency in accordance with the legislation in force in the internship country. Therefore, simple statements by private companies or professional firms without an authorized agency's certification will not be evaluated.
  • In the case of attendance of a summer school, to be assessed pursuant to Article 4, paragraph 3, letter c of the Master's Degree Exam Regulations, or pursuant to Article 2, paragraph 3, letter b of the Bachelor's Degree Exam Regulations, a minimum duration of two weeks is normally required. This duration requirement may be waived for summer schools organized by or in collaboration with UNIMI, on the recommendation of the relevant UNIMI teacher.
  • Having held positions in the academic bodies will not result in any additional points.
  • Professional experiences in the legal field that may be evaluated will fall into the case referred to in Article 3, paragraph 4, letter c of the Master's Degree Exam Regulations, and Article 2, paragraph 3, letter c of the Bachelor's Degree Exam Regulations. The professional experience may be assessed only if simultaneous with the university programme and involving the continuous and prevalent use of specific legal and / or economic skills, as attested by the student's CV to be attached to the application, for a duration deemed appropriate by the Commission.

In any case, the proposed award of an additional point to "particularly deserving candidates based on their educational curriculum and extra-curricular experiences", subject to the unanimous consent of the Degree Commission in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 4, letter c of the Master's Degree Exam Regulations, requires the candidate to certify and document meaningful training, professional or practical activities that are related to the programme and have been carried out over an appropriate period of time.