Following in the footsteps of Angelo Sraffa (1865-1937), the Department of Law named after him has chosen to focus on dialogue between the various environments of the legal order, relations with other social disciplines and the study of international experiences.
Research activities promoted by the Department have for some time focused on the following topics: general theory of law, the methodology of social sciences, the theory of legal interpretation and argumentation, economic analysis of law, the history of modern legal and political concepts, the history of justice and procedure, judiciary epistemology, judicial culture and the codification of law, Roman law, ownership and law of contracts and bonds, civic responsibility, family law and inheritance, constitutional law, public law, administrative law, administrative proceedings and administrative justice, law of the economy, labor and union law, company, banking and financial law, industrial and intellectual property law, competition law, international commercial law, EU law, private international law and procedure, arbitration law, civil procedure, bankruptcy, tax law, insurance company law, regulation of tenders, internet law, information and communication law, environmental law, healthcare law, urban and building law, criminal law and commercial and business criminal law, juvenile criminal law, criminal procedure.
With the Department of Economics, the Department of Law has also promoted the creation of an observatory on competition policies and has created an interdisciplinary workgroup dedicated to the analysis of economics and law.
In addition, to increase its involvement in international debate, the Department participates in the network of Law Schools which are members of SSRN.com. Included on the website is a page called "Bocconi University Legal Studies Research Paper Series".
The Department also hosts the Direction and Editorial Offices of the specialized journals Responsabilità civile e Previdenza, Orientamenti di giurisprudenza del lavoro and Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo.
Head of Department: Marco Ventoruzzo