Bachelor in Global Law and Transnational Legal Studies


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Program Description

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Objectives and training path

The objective of the Course is to train graduates able to carry out extremely varied professional tasks in an international work context: from business work in the legal divisions - and not only - of large multinational organizations, to an institutional career at an international level; from the work of qualified legal advice in companies / banks and services to that for the world of NGOs and the third sector. The courses are taught entirely in English.

The main thread of the Course is constituted by the reflection on the new forms of normativity that endow the States and the enterprises, on the processes of evolution of the sources of the law and the conflicts of jurisdiction from the viewpoint both, of a lawyer in public law and a lawyer in private law. In this sense, the particularly large contribution that will be covered by the discipline of legal comparison will allow the student to deepen the incredible variety of legal models, practices, and cultures that characterize the sphere of legal phenomena on a global and transnational scale.

The Course undoubtedly provides as a whole the indispensable knowledge and skills necessary for the graduate to operate in a fragmented, complex and innovative legal context, without renouncing openness to interdisciplinary perspectives.

In fact, during the first year, students will obtain a basic legal knowledge in all the scientific disciplinary sectors that lay the foundations of modern legal knowledge, presented (angled) in an innovative global perspective.

In the second year, the CdS will then aim to provide a deeper knowledge of the international (European and global) profiles of today's legal phenomena through the main tool of comparison and will also provide a precise knowledge of the operation, scope, and activities of the main European and International institutions.

Finally, during the third year, the Course will go deeper in the juridical practice and decision-making mechanisms of the European and international jurisdictional bodies, as well as the salient profiles underway in the processes of globalization from a legal point of view but with perspectives towards the political and economic sector. The student can then devote himself, with greater awareness and according to his own interests, to the deepening of some aspects of the multifaceted and complex global legal phenomenon, through the choice of optional exams (also related to the research work required to develop the thesis of a three-year degree).

The graduate of the three-year degree, will be able to operate fully in English: will have learned how to orally present, in an effective manner, the salient topics of the courses and will have the ability to draw up reports and in-depth written, as well as legal acts (contracts, applications and appeals), in a national dimension, European, transnational or international. The graduate will also have the ability to address and solve legal issues related to practical cases, illustrating the legal implications and addressing critical profiles useful for reaching concrete solutions.

These results will be obtained through presentations, tutorials, seminars, simulations of legal process and traineeships aimed at allowing the acquisition of methodologies and interaction skills within highly professional European and international work environments.

Of course, given the distinctly transnational character of the studies, students will be properly incited to grasp the wide opportunities offered by the University and the Department to carry out a period of training abroad (Erasmus, binary degrees, traineeship, scholarships abroad).

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According to the D.M. 270/04, for admission to the course, it is necessary to have a secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, in addition to the requirements of the educational regulations.

Admission to Italian first cycle degree is usually subject to at least 12 years of secondary school attendance.

Undergraduate students that obtained their secondary school Diploma after a period shorter than 12 years may join the Foundation Programme: a one-year online course providing 60 credits consisting mainly in Italian language and culture and other subjects of interest. International students are allowed to attend the whole programme online in their own countries, except the final test that will take place at the University of Turin.

Foundation Programme is also open for a maximum amount of 30 credits in Italian language and culture to students whose school year ends six months before the Italian school year and are not required to obtain further University credits.

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In addition, the student must possess a satisfactory level of general knowledge, good expressive abilities and attitudes to reasoning and argumentation and mastery of the English language with a level of knowledge at least at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) that will be verified through an official certification referring to the CEFR or through any other certificate or curriculum element suitable to certify the level of linguistic competence.

Any deficiency of the required skills is ascertained through a self-assessment test in English, at the beginning of the program, that will focus on the subjects specified in the Didactic Regulations, and supervised by tutoring activities. In the case of non-positive verification, individual tutoring interventions are made available to students, including a path to recover the deficiencies highlighted by the test.

The initial preparation will be verified by the self-assessment test (TARM).

Professional outlets

The three-year degree is aimed at all those who aspire to a career as officers of OIG, NGOs, and third sector organizations; the graduate will also be ready to perform legal advisory duties for companies, banks and service companies, as well as to operate within the legal divisions of large multinational organizations, in public administrations and as an analyst in research institutes and think tanks. The roles that the graduate will be able to fill are specifically:

OIG: coordination of activities in various areas, legal advice.

NGOs and third sector: operator/project manager; coordination tasks in various fields, legal advice.

Company / Bank / Services: legal consultant, internationalization expert, business development, commercial, international relations, business organization, social responsibility.

Multinational organizations: operators within the legal divisions and in other positions of the company organization chart.

Public bodies and mixed public/private organizations: internationalization officer, project manager, coordination tasks in various fields, legal advice.

Research: analyst/researcher, studies' drafting personnel, newsletter and report specialists.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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