Educational plan

Educational plan of the LL.M.
First Year

In the first year, students are required to attend seven core courses (57 ects), in the areas of law, economics, and sociology, common to all curricula

The remaining 3 ects are alternatively obtained by:

  • demonstrating a basic knowledge of Italian language (level A2); or 
  • by other optional activities (for students having previously obtained a school or university degree in Italy).
Second Year

In the second year, students can tailor their study plan, by choosing four elective courses from among those offered within one of the four curricula (24 ects), as well as one or more optional courses/activities (9 ects).

Students will also have to take an internship (150 hours - 6 ects) and write and discuss a final dissertation (21 ects).

Each student must submit an individual study plan, indicating the chosen curriculum and course, with the modalities and within the deadlines that will be determined by the didactic board. If the student will take exams different from those chosen, she/he will be given the possibility to change her/his individual study plan before graduating.

Choosing the courses offered within each curriculum

The LL.M. currently offers four curricula designed along the building blocks of sustainable development:

  • Law, Economics, and Development,
  • Human Rights Law and Social Development,
  • Environmental Law and Policy, and
  • Rule of Law.

Each curriculum offers an unusually large mix of advanced learning activities in different areas of the law, as well as in the relevant economic and sociological disciplines. 

Students must choose four courses (24 ects) among those offered within the chosen curriculum.

Out of the four chosen courses, two (12 ects) must be in the areas of international, European and comparative law.
This, according to the Italian classification, means that the eligible courses belong to one of the following scientific sectors (s.s.d.) IUS/02, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21.
The scientific sector of each course can be found both in the Programme Description and in the individual page of each course in the University portal. The eligible courses are also marked with (*) in the easily accessible pdf version of the Educational Plan. 

In exceptional cases, students may apply to the Teaching Board to take up to two courses belonging to a curriculum different from the chosen one, provided that:

  • this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum, and
  • the requirement of 12 ects in the areas of international, European and comparative law is met.
     
Choosing the optional courses and/or activities

The credits for optional courses/activities (9 ects) are obtained by freely combining:

  • Courses (6 ects) offered within any of the curricula
  • Additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS) offered within the LL.M., and/or
  • Courses (6 or 9 ects) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan.

Law and Sustainable Development (Classe LM/SC_GIUR)-Enrolled from Academic Year 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Constitutional Law 9 63 English IUS/21
International Law and International Law On Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Society, Law, and Development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic Geography and History 6 42 English M-GGR/02 SECS-P/12
- Economic geography3
- World Economic History From Growth to Sustainable Development3
Economics, Economic Policy, and Social Justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Empirical Legal Studies 6 42 English SECS-P/11
Public Administration for Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Economic Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 6 42 English SECS-P/02
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 6 42 English IUS/15
M and A: the Contract 6 42 English IUS/04
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Law 6 42 English IUS/20
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Theory and Practice of International Tax Law 6 42 English IUS/12
Trade Liberalization and Labour Rights 6 42 English IUS/07
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Antitrust Law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/04
Comparative Contract Law 6 42 English IUS/02
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 6 42 English IUS/04
Eu Law On Business and Human Rights 6 42 English IUS/13
International and European Financial Law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/13
Law and Economics of Green Transition and Social Justice 6 42 English SECS-P/02
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
2a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/09, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 6 42 English First semester SECS-P/02
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 6 42 English First semester IUS/15
M and A: the Contract 6 42 English First semester IUS/04
Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Theory and Practice of International Tax Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/12
Trade Liberalization and Labour Rights 6 42 English First semester IUS/07
Antitrust Law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/04
Comparative Contract Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/02
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 6 42 English Second semester IUS/04
Eu Law On Business and Human Rights 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International and European Financial Law and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Law and Economics of Green Transition and Social Justice 6 42 English Second semester SECS-P/02
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English First semester IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English First semester IUS/20
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English Second semester M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English Second semester AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Constitutional Law 9 63 English IUS/21
International Law and International Law On Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Society, Law, and Development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic Geography and History 6 42 English M-GGR/02 SECS-P/12
- Economic geography3
- World Economic History From Growth to Sustainable Development3
Economics, Economic Policy, and Social Justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Empirical Legal Studies 6 42 English SECS-P/11
Public Administration for Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Access to Justice in a Multilevel Constitutional System 6 42 English IUS/09
Artificial Intelligence, Law Issue and Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/13
Gender Justice 6 42 English IUS/08
Law and Policies of Social Rights Protection in Europe 6 42 English IUS/21
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
Public Health and Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Eu Migration and Asylum Law 6 42 English IUS/14
International Human Rights Law 6 42 English IUS/13
International Refugee Protection and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/13
Labour Law and Environmental Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/07
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
3a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/09, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Access to Justice in a Multilevel Constitutional System 6 42 English First semester IUS/09
Artificial Intelligence, Law Issue and Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Gender Justice 6 42 English First semester IUS/08
Law and Policies of Social Rights Protection in Europe 6 42 English First semester IUS/21
Public Health and Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Eu Migration and Asylum Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/14
International Human Rights Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International Refugee Protection and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Labour Law and Environmental Sustainability 6 42 English Second semester IUS/07
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English First semester IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English First semester IUS/20
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English Second semester M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English Second semester AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Constitutional Law 9 63 English IUS/21
International Law and International Law On Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Society, Law, and Development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic Geography and History 6 42 English M-GGR/02 SECS-P/12
- Economic geography3
- World Economic History From Growth to Sustainable Development3
Economics, Economic Policy, and Social Justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Empirical Legal Studies 6 42 English SECS-P/11
Public Administration for Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Collective Redress and Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/02
Environmental Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/10
International, European, and Comparative Environmental Law 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
Public and Private Partnership for Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/10
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/13
International Climate Change and Energy Law 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English AGR/18 IUS/08
Space Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Sustainable Transport: Legal Issues 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
4a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/09, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Collective Redress and Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/02
Environmental Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/10
International, European, and Comparative Environmental Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/02 IUS/13
Public and Private Partnership for Sustainable Development 6 42 English First semester IUS/10
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International Climate Change and Energy Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/02 IUS/13
Space Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Sustainable Transport: Legal Issues 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English First semester IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English First semester IUS/20
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English Second semester M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English Second semester AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Constitutional Law 9 63 English IUS/21
International Law and International Law On Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Society, Law, and Development 9 63 English SPS/12
- Society, law, and development6
- Workshop on: Social mobility and social inequality3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic Geography and History 6 42 English M-GGR/02 SECS-P/12
- Economic geography3
- World Economic History From Growth to Sustainable Development3
Economics, Economic Policy, and Social Justice 9 63 English SECS-P/02
Empirical Legal Studies 6 42 English SECS-P/11
Public Administration for Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
Study plan rules
1a - 3 ECTS:
The credits are obtained as follows:
a) students not having previously obtained a degree in Italy: knowledge of Italian language (level A2)
b) students having previously obtained a degree in Italy: optional activities with a vocational nature
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Access to Justice in a Multilevel Constitutional System 6 42 English IUS/09
Artificial Intelligence, Law Issue and Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/13
Comparative Constitutional Traditions 6 42 English IUS/21
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 6 42 English IUS/15
Law, Culture and Development in a Global World 6 42 English IUS/20
Negotiation, Mediation and Sustainable Conflict Resolution 6 42 English IUS/20
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
Public Health and Sustainability 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Law 6 42 English IUS/13
International Organizations and Sustainable Development 6 42 English IUS/13
Law and Philosophy in a Cross-Cultural Perspective 6 42 English IUS/20
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English AGR/18 IUS/08
Space Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English IUS/13
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship 6 0 English
Final Dissertation 21 0 English
Study plan rules
5a - Elective courses that form part of curricula: 24 ECTS
Four elective courses, two of which (12 ECTS) must belong to the area of international, European, or comparative law (s.s.d. IUS/02, IUS/09, IUS/13, IUS/14, or IUS/21), to be chosen from among the following (*):

(*) Please note that:
- the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year;
- students may exceptionally apply to the Teaching Board to exchange up to two courses belonging this curriculum with courses from other curricula, provided that this is in line with the learning objectives of that curriculum and the requirement of 12 ECTS in the area of international, European and comparative law is met.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Access to Justice in a Multilevel Constitutional System 6 42 English First semester IUS/09
Artificial Intelligence, Law Issue and Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Comparative Constitutional Traditions 6 42 English First semester IUS/21
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 6 42 English First semester IUS/15
Law, Culture and Development in a Global World 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Negotiation, Mediation and Sustainable Conflict Resolution 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Public Health and Sustainability 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International Organizations and Sustainable Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Law and Philosophy in a Cross-Cultural Perspective 6 42 English Second semester IUS/20
Space Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
6a - Optional courses: 9 ECTS
obtained by freely combining courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the curricula, the LL.M. additional courses, legal clinics and workshops (3 or 6 ECTS), and/or the courses (6 or 9 ECTS) taught in English in the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan (*)

(*) Please note that the choice of courses may be limited to those actually available in a given academic year.
6b - Other courses or optional modules offered within the LL.M.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English First semester IUS/13
Workshop On "human Rights and the Ombudsman" 3 21 English First semester IUS/20
Legal Clinic On "arctic Studies" 3 21 English Second semester M-GGR/02
Legal Clinic On "rule of Law and Democracy" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/21
Scientific Innovation and Legal Challenges of Food Regulation 6 42 English Second semester AGR/18 IUS/08
Workshop On "project Management for Sustainable Development" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
To take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of the 1st year.