Our Ph.D. in Law hosts graduate students interested in achieving the highest level of academic education and pursuing advanced studies on the subject, with a clear interdisciplinary perspective, in the lively international setting of a leading Italian university.

The course trains future scholars in critical thinking and conducting innovative research in their respective fields of interest to be at the forefront of the international debate.

The Ph.D. program encompasses an extensive set of areas of law to delve into, from the most traditional subjects to more unconventional ones.

Over the three-year program, Ph.D. students attend several courses, with a wide and diversified angle, both in their selected field of interest as well as in others covered by the faculty, to ensure a truly interdisciplinary perspective and a sound methodological preparation, essential for the education of modern scholars who aspire to be competitive in the national and international academic and professional scenario.

Seminars, workshops, and direct involvement in the research projects pursued at the DIRPOLIS Institute ensure exposure to topics of state-of-the-art relevance in the legal, socio-political, and economic debate. This offers a multifaceted experience and a unique sensibility to the diverse activities that ought to characterize contemporary academic endeavors.

The training is further enriched through a 3-to 6-month research period abroad, to be carried out as a Visiting Fellow at renowned universities or centers that are deemed relevant to the Ph.D. project.

The final dissertation, under the supervision of a member of our faculty and national and international experts in the field, is intended to be a sophisticated piece of advanced legal scholarship that matches standards for national and international publication.

Admission is based on a competitive selection. The candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and a research project proposal are assessed based on criteria such as excellence, originality, and outstanding academic and professional track record. After a preliminary screening and evaluation, shortlisted candidates undergo an interview, covering and questioning the project proposal and research attitudes. Here, more information on the application process.

All those admitted to our Ph.D. program receive a three-year scholarship, which covers tuition fees and 26 meals at the canteen.