The course provides students with an advanced level of legal training. It encompasses elements of fundamental legal culture and principles, both on a national and international scale and teaches students the skills needed to draft various types of legal documents (regulatory, negotiatory and judicial) including learning how to use the technological tools currently available.
The Laurea Magistrale also instructs students on how to analyse, interpret and evaluate legal questions.
The Second Level Degree in Law (Magistrale) is conferred after a period of five years study and after completing a specialization or a period of practical traineeship experience, the student may embark on the career of lawyer, notary or judge. The degree also leads to high-level legal work in socio-economic or political fields. A graduate can gain a career in a public institution, in private companies, both in Italy or internationally or in a union/syndicate. He can act in the field of computing law, international and EU law. The year practical experience can be substituted with a recognised specialization after completion of the Second Level Degree in Law (Magistrale).
A student can transfer onto the Second Level Degree in Law (Magistrale) from Company Legal Expert Degree Course or from the Specialized Degree in Law.
Admission to Italian Universities is possible only if the student holds a Diploma di Maturità ("A" Levels/Higher School Certificate) gained after 5 years at a high school.
There is no selection test for enrolment in the course, but there is a test to ascertain the student's initial level of competences: students enrolled in the first year of their course are required to have reached a level of proficiency in Italian Language, History and General Knowledge. Each year, entry tests are held in September.
About the School
The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe.