PhD in Legal Studies
PhD Program Director
Prof. Giovanni Strampelli
Curriculum Coordinator — Business and Social Law
Prof. Chiara Mosca
Curriculum Coordinator — International Law and Economics
Prof. Eleanor Spaventa
The PhD in Legal Studies, offered for the first time in the a.y. 2014-15, includes and complements two autonomous curricula which were previously offered as independent PhD programs:
- The curriculum in International and European Law is held in English.
- The curriculum in Business and Social Law ("Diritto dell'impresa") is partly held in Italian and partly in English.
When applying, candidates shall choose one of the two curricula.
After a first semester in common, the PhD diversifies into the two curricula.
The PhD in Legal Studies aims at training scholars capable of conducting critical independent research in the disciplines taught in the program, in particular, methodology and the emphasis on the strong connection between law and economics are key features of this PhD.
The Business and Social Law curriculum ("Diritto dell'impresa") aims to examine the study of business law with an approach combining an interdisciplinary perspective, an international orientation and the analysis of the specific field of law chosen by each student (e.g. corporation, securities, competition, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, IPRs, labor law, white collar crime). The study of law, economics and social sciences complements business and legal studies.
The curriculum in International and European Law promotes research and follows the evolution of international business and commerce law, at State, public and private level; it also deals with the economic and geopolitical issues underlying legal disciplines, as a multidisciplinary approach is essential in view of European integration and in connection with the evolution of European and non-European international laws. Students will be provided with the tools allowing them to conduct independent research in the various sectors of international economic relationships: commercial, monetary, financial, investment-related, etc.