The LL.M. aims at shaping a new type of international legal expert able to contribute to the realization of the SDGs, within the public sector (at the local, national, supranational, and international levels), the private sector (business enterprises), the professional services sector (consultancy and legal firms), and within the third sector (non-profit organizations, NGOs, and advanced research institutions).
Students will be educated and trained for the following professional profiles.
1) Legal expert in SD for the public institutions (Public Administration, supranational and international institutions). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curriculum 'Rule of Law', will be able to develop normative approaches and policies in line with the SDGs. Students will contribute to guide decisional processes within international and supranational organizations, national, regional and local institutions, with a view to promote social, economic and environmental standards. Building on the best practices developed in these fields, students will be able, in particular, to manage the private-public partnerships and the green and ethical public procurement; to enhance transparency; and to tackle corruption.
2) Legal expert in SD for business (sustainability managers in enterprises, national and multi-national corporations). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curriculum 'Law, Economics, and Development', will be able to deal with the legal aspects related to the sustainability in business enterprises, focusing mainly on corporate social responsibility. Students will contribute to the drafting of contracts and the adoption of business strategies that meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders, while promoting social and environmental standards..
3) Legal expert in SD in consulting (consultancy-firms and law-firms). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curricula 'Law, Economics, and Development' or 'Environmental Law and Policy', will be able to provide legal advice and other professional services with regard to the applicable social and environmental rules and standards. They will conduct research and draw up reports in relation to human rights and environmental regulation adopted at the international, European, and national levels, also in a comparative perspective. Moreover, students will make use of their knowledge of regulations and standards applicable in different areas (i.e. environment, trade, finance and investments, competition, manufacturing, agriculture, and health) in tasks such as auditing and compliance.
4) Legal expert in SD for the third sector (non-profit organizations, NGOs, think-tank, research institutes). Graduate students, especially those who choose the curricula 'Human Rights Law and Social Development' or 'Environmental Law and Policy', will be able to provide legal advice to not-for-profit organizations operating in the areas of development aid and cooperation, environmental protection, and human rights law. In this context, they will engage in advocacy activities and strategic litigation, fund-raising, as well as the design, management and monitoring of projects. They will be able to conduct advanced research in public and private research centres.Employment statistics (Almalaurea)