Centre for Italian and European Legal Studies

Warsaw University Law & Administration Department
Collegium Iuridicum I
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw
e-mail: robertoprivitera@wp.pl

Director: mgr Roberto Privitera
mobile phone: +48 503 043 034

The Italian and European Law School has been created jointly by Warsaw University – Faculty of Law and Administration and Catania University - Faculty of Law. Its main aim is to satisfy the increasing need for lawyers knowing (in addition to Polish law) the basic rules of the Italian legal system, the Italian juridical vocabulary as well as the detailed Italian and EU regulation of business matters.

The course is mainly addressed to Warsaw University students and graduates of all departments; the remaining candidates will be admitted if there should be free places left.
The first enrolment took place in May 2002.

Admission criteria:

  • interview by the Director of the School,
  • precedence of applications.
Documents required:
  • application,
  • concise curriculum vitae,
  • passport-size photography.
All teaching activities are conducted in Italian language by professors coming from the Faculties of Law of the following Universities: Universita' degli Studi di Catania, Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and Universita' di Ferrara.

Teaching programme:
Introductory course (74 hrs. all together):

November
  • The European Constitution; the basic principles of European integration (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
December
  • Civil law: contracts, torts, consumer legislation (22 hrs. lectures, 4 hrs. seminars within 1,5 week)
  • Commercial law: partnerships/companies and other business enterprises (20 hrs. lectures, 4 hrs. seminars within 1,5 week)
Main course (136 hrs. all together):

February
  • Public utility services and public procurement (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
March
  • Banking law (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
  • Fancial markets’ legislation (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
April
  • Contracts and credit guaranties (22 hrs. lectures, 4 hrs. seminars within 1,5 week)
May
  • Anti-trust and intellectual property legislation (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
  • Public law of economics (20 hrs. lectures, 2 hrs. seminars within 1 week)
Classes take place in the afternoon, except on Saturdays. The eventual evaluation will consist of the arithmetic mean of marks given by every teacher at the end of each module and will figure on the diploma jointly issued by both Universities. For this purpose the accomplishment of at least 6 out of 9 modules is required.

The course is subject to a tuition fee.