“European Integration Law” is an advanced course of European Union Law. It focuses on some selected topics that should be already relatively familiar to students, with the purpose of providing additional awareness and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the doctrinal debate. Those topics are as follows:

  1. Constitutional principles of the European Union (primacy and effectiveness of EU law, autonomy of the EU legal order, mutual trust).
  2. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the European Convention of Human Rights (including the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights)
  3. EU citizenship law.

The course will examine principles of international contract law, using the Unidroit Principles, reviewing their structure and scope; basic ideas including freedom of contract, openness to usages, favor contractus, fair dealing and good faith, policing unfairness; purposes; uses, and comparison both to the CISG and European Principles.

The influence that the International Chamber of Commerce has over international contract law, together with concepts and procedures inherent to international contract arbitration will be reviewed and analyzed. 

A broad array of documents typically used in international business transactions will also be explored.

This seminar will provide students with an overview and understanding of contemporary developments in international law with regard to the protection of the environment, the sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change. Topics to be addressed include the historic evolution of international environmental law (IEL); the main environmental Declarations and treaties; the principles of IEL; problems of enforcement and possible solutions; the relationship between IEL and other bodies of international law (human rights, the law of armed conflict, international economic law); and international judicial cases involving environmental norms. A substantial part of the Seminar will be devoted to the international legal instruments addressing climate change, focusing on the 2015 Paris Agreement, its follow-up and the remaining challenges, in particular due to the recent withdrawal from this agreement by the USA.  



The course will first provide an introduction to the Law and Humanities movement in general and then focus on different, even if strictly connected, fields of study: Language & Literature, Visual, Social Sciences.

The course will question the traditional isolation of legal studies by analyzing law with reference to other social sciences and, more generally, cultural processes. Texts, symbols and representations of the law, which have greatly influenced popular understanding of it, will be discussed by scholars coming from different parts of the world, each of whom will be  teaching 1-3 lessons on a specific topic.


The Course focuses on the ways in which the European Courts define and delimitate the spheres of the market and State and how they interpret the relationship between these two categories. In particular, the Course deals with the rules which constitute the European economic ‘Constitution’ (free movement, competition, public procurement) and the derogation to their application (services of general economic interest, public interest justifications, etc.). Specific interest is then paid on how the interpretation and the application of the European economic ‘constitution’ have affected the internal administrative law of the member States, in regard to the concept of public service or public undertaking and, more in general, to the activity of national administrations. The Course also focuses on the new tools for the internal market integration provided by the strategy developed by the European Commission.