PhD course in Legal Sciences
Coordinator Professor Concetta Parrinello

Description and objectives of PhD course
The PhD course in legal science aims to provide PhD students with high level specialized and interdisciplinary training, within the reference area.
The curriculum offers strictly specialized courses suitable for conferring advanced knowledge in their respective subjects through critical instruction, paying attention to doctrinal orientations and jurisprudence positions.
This objective requires a multidisciplinary approach that is not limited to a single perspective, but which aims to integrate different viewpoints in order to train PhD students who are culturally ready for further scientific investigation and also equipped to undertake the profession and work in national and supranational institutions. The results of the research carried out by the PhD students will be published in important national and international journals.
Employment and career opportunity
Employment opportunities include positions in the academic sector, forensic activity in all fields and positions in civil, penal and administrative law; preparation for open competitions for positions such as EU functionaries and International Bodies and Organizations; access to open competition for judiciary and notary positions; employment in companies and bodies that operate in specific fields; employment in public administration and public bodies. Job opportunities are supported by cooperation agreements signed by University and Professional orders, public administration, international organizations and institutes and companies.
In the application form the candidate must specify the curriculum and topics of the PhD course in which he/she intends to participate:

  1. Organization of power and the protection of fundamental rights in the constitutional and historical-philosophical perspective.

Topics: 1. a) Codification and Constitution between tradition and innovation;
1. b) Human rights and “ius migrandi”;
1. c) New technologies and personal rights.

  1. Civil law. People and markets in national and European law.

2. a) Protection of individual fundamental values in private property law;
2.b) New technologies and human rights.

  1. Criminal law protection and personal guarantees in national, comparative, European and international law: substantial and procedural profiles.

3. a) Globalization and protection of fundamental rights: profiles of substantive and procedural law;
3. b) Human rights and “ius migrandi”;
3. c) New technologies and personal rights.

  1. Business, transport and public administration.

4. a) Management of essential public services: public, contractual, corporate, fiscal and transport aspects.
Required degree
LMG/01 Master’s degree  in Law or
22/S (Specialization) Master’s degrees in Law
Degree in jurisprudence V.O.
An entrance exam is provided for each cycle, which includes a written test, an oral test, a language test and the presentation of a research project.
At the end of the three-year doctorate course, the academic qualification of PhD is obtained, upon passing a final exam consisting in the discussion of the “doctoral thesis”.
In the application for participation in the admission competition, candidates must also indicate the curriculum of the course which they intend to participate in and one of the corresponding themes.

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