Degree Program Profile
Bachelor Degree in
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
3 years; 180 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. MARIA ANGELA ZUMPANO
Department of GIURISPRUDENZA
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Riccardo Greco
Language of Teaching
Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.
The degree course aims to develop a new kind of lawyer, operating on the base, on the one hand, of a strong knowledge of the legal techniques, and, on the other hand, on the base of “how law works in practice”.
In particular, the degree in Business, Labour and Administrative Law opens to the careers of civil servant, up to the highest levels of the PA, and others jobs in the public services’ sector.
Concerning job opportunities in the private sectors, this degree leads, not only to partnerships with law and notary firms, but also to the labour consultant career, as established in the law n. 46/2007, or to company consultant position, which consists in giving opinions on legislative implementations in that specific sector, or on whatever field requiring a legal background, and managing union relationships.
The binding connection between law in books and law in action is assured by internships with public and private subjects during the degree course.
Key Learning Outcomes
This course aims to develop a strong and deep-rooted legal background, linked with sociological/philosophical, economic, linguistic (legal English) and legal IT skills. Specific and advanced courses will be held on the following topics:
- Public Authority Law and governance;
- Company Law and governance;
- Labour Law and industrial relations governance;
- Penitentiary Law, Social and Security Law, Court clerks organization and powers, Social services Law, with specific focus on under-18 crime prevention and rehabilitation and immigrants integration.
These areas will be investigated with lectures, seminars, training seminars and internships.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
It is a lawyer-manager job position, its role is to organize and direct the company activities, giving opinions on the economic governance of the company. This position is specific for Companies needing specific legal skills for managing economic strategies and partners’ relations (both private or public partners).
After gaining a license, this job position operates in public or private companies providing opinions on: staff governance, social security and tax compliances, union relations, control on security fulfillments, fiscal administration, etc.
The Labour Consultant solves issues concerning job descriptions, manages relations with the Centri per l’Impiego, la Direzione del Lavoro, l’INAIL, l’INPS and trade-Unions. This job position can have a role also in case of litigation, offering advices to the Court or to trial parts.
After passing a public competition is possible to enter in the central or peripheral PA, there is a big variety of job position including i.e. civil servant for the Ispettorato del lavoro, Banca d’Italia officer, Indipendent Authority officer, Consob officer, civil servant at the Regional or local level.
The job position deals with administrative acts drafting, governance of PA offices and, in case of administrative litigation, back-up activities.
Worker in the judiciary and social services sectors:
The judiciary operator collaborates with judicial bodies for activities such as hearings support, administrative fulfillments of legal practices, normative roles and all the activities assigned by the law to the law clerk position. In the private sector is possible to have a collaboration with law firms.
The social services operator position covers the prevention activities, public security and penitentiary structures governance, with specific attention to the under-18 crime prevention and rehabilitation and immigrants inclusion.
Access to further study
The Laurea Degree in BUSINESS, LABOUR AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
After finishing the exams is possible to choose between two final tests to obtain the Degree in Business, Labour and Administrative Law. The options are the following:
- Composing an assay on a topic chosen by the student, having as supervisor giving feed