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THEMIS Law Network

Themis was created in 2006, with the goal to establish a new standard in business law as a response to an ever-increasing demand for law professionals with international know-how and expertise.

The main academic program developed by the network is a joint international certification offered at the graduate level
The Joint Certificate in International and Business Law”.

Program Structure

Themis curriculum

Semester Abroad
(Fall Semester)

When: only once, during the first semester of the 4th or the 5th year

Courses: specific Themis list
Workload: enrollment in at least 30 credits of Themis courses
Fees: participation fee (no tuition fees at host institution)

Themis Seminar
(Spring Semester)

Mandatory attendance: 3 days at one of the Themis partner institutions, usually in Europe

International Internship

Duration: min 6 weeks
International focus: abroad or international content

After Bocconi degree (Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) and upon fulfillment of the program requirements Themis students will obtain the Joint Certificate in International Business Law, issued in name of all the Themis institutions.

Themis Seminars

Every year a three-day joint seminar is hosted by one of the partner Law Schools 
Topic Host university Year
Pandemics – Challenges for the Law
Freie Universität Berlin
The Rule of Law in Europe today
UPEC, Paris
Towards Cultural Standardization? The interplay between (inter)national and European economic law and culture: how much ‘culture’ is left? Maastricht University, Faculty of Law 2021
Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Challenge or Opportunity? ESADE Law School, Barcelona 2020
Competition Law and the Digital Economy Nova Law School, Lisbon 2019
Law and Corruption Universität St. Gallen 2018
Europe – A Union of the People Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien 2017
Doing business and social/human rights Bocconi University, Milan 2016
The Role of the ECJ in the European Integration Freie Universität Berlin 2015
Financial Crisis UPEC, Paris 2014
Law and Art Maastricht University, Faculty of Law 2013
International Litigation ESADE Law School, Barcelona 2012
International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Bocconi University, Milan 2011
European Contract Law and Economic Law Freie Universität Berlin 2009-2010
Intellectual Property UPEC, Paris 2008
Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions ESADE Law School, Barcelona 2007


Information on application for Bocconi students enrolled in the 3rd and 4th year or the Master of Arts in Law are available in the Restricted Area.

The application is filled in at Punto Blu: students can choose their destinations (min. one up to all the available destinations) in order of preference

Application period: November/December
Selection results: end of February
Students' confirmation: end of February (right after the Double Degree Law and before the Exchange Program rankings)

Additional information on the application procedure, timing, and deadlines are presented during the International Opportunities Presentation for Law students and available in the Restricted Area.

Please note that students can apply for Double Degree, Themis, and Exchange Program at the same time (check the application timeline for each program).


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