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PhD School in Legal Sciences

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PhD School in Legal Sciences

The PhD School in Legal Sciences includes the following tracks:

  • Comparative law: area coordinator Professor Vittoria Barsotti
  • International and European Union law: area coordinator Professor Micaela Frulli
  • Public law, town planning law and environmental law: area coordinator to be appointed
  • Private law: area coordinator Professor Giovanni Passagnoli
  • Criminal law and criminal procedure: area coordinator Professor Michele Papa
  • Theory and history of law: area coordinator Professor Paolo Cappellini
  • Theories of Human Rights - Law and society, genealogy and perspectives of legal thinking international: area coordinator Professor Emilio Santoro

Admission requirements

Admission to PhD courses takes place on the basis of competitive examinations. Special rules apply to candidates from non-EU countries. For further information on admission, please visit the institute's website.


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Research

The Department is the hub of an extensive research activity implemented by its members, often in connection with other research centers in Italy and abroad.  The description of past and ongoing research projects can be found on the individual webpages of the members of the Department, or on specific pages/websites in the case of larger projects.

The results of the research activity in the area of legal sciences obtained in the University of Florence in the years 2004-2010 were considered to be the best in the country (among those of institutions of comparable dimension) in the first ranking of the quality of research published in 2013 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and of Research. 

Scholarships & funding

Individual research activities can be funded also on the basis of research scholarships (borse di ricerca) and research fellowships (assegni di ricerca). For further information see the Italian language version of the website, or contact the research support office of the Department (Dr. Antonella Cini).

Qualification

The international curriculum in Theories of human rights – Law and society, genealogy and perspectives of legal thinking is implemented on the basis of agreements with two Brazilian universities, namely the Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB) and the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS).

All students admitted to the curriculum in Theories of human rights – Law and society, genealogy and perspectives of legal thinking will spend at least six months of the PhD course's three years in at least one of the two partner universities, other than the one hosting the PhD course they have applied to. At the end of this curriculum partner universities will jointly grant the PhD as "Dottore di ricerca" and the PhD as "Doutor em Direito".

  • European and transnational legal studies (international, in English): area coordinator Professor Adelina Adinolfi

The international curriculum in European and transnational legal studies is implemented in cooperation with Maastricht University.

  • Business, labor, civil procedure and autonomy in dispute management: area coordinator Professor Riccardo Del Punta

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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

The University of Florence dates back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. It has had very famous scholars (Galileo Galilei) and professors as well as the two most recent Italian Prime Ministers (Giuseppe Conte...


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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

Piazza San Marco, 4
50121 Florence Tuscany
Italy

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