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Private Autonomy Business, Work and Protection of Rights in European and International Perspective

Offered by

Sapienza Università di Roma

Fields of Study

Legal, Political, Economic and Statistical Sciences

Working Languages

Italian, English


Private Autonomy Business, Work and Protection of Rights in European and International Perspective

Research Areas

The doctorate in LABOUR LAW aims at realizing: individual specialistic researches about labour relation, tradeunion right and social security with a particular attention to the analysis of thelaw in force and to the consideration of the law evolution and of thecomparatistic topics. The doctorate program includes periodic testes of therealized objects to make easier the doctors research work, organization ofspecialistic meetings on the chosen topics with also the support of professors.

FISCAL LAW: The administrative law is carrying into the principle oftransparency, impartiality, effectivity,and efficiency. The regulation of the assessment and collection activity is already oriented to the a authoritative prospective in the relation with private- taxpayers. The auspicated parityconditions between administration and taxpayers is still far but the newlegislation, among the Statute of the Tax Payer, make a different behaviour of these relations impressed to the a major collaboration. So it’s interesting don’t forgetting the interestes of the administration activity in this sphere and thepeculiarity of the fiscal function.

ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL LAW: The PhD course aims at training the candidates to the doctor’s degree to scientificresearch on issues and matters included in the two above mentioned scientificand didactic sectors, namely: (i) the Law of Private Business and Enterprises,including Company Law, Commercial Contracts Law, Intellectual Property Law;(ii) the Public Regulation of Private Enterprises; (iii)Banking and Insurance Law;(iv) Securities Regulation. Doctoral candidates are required to devotethemselves to the scientific research on one or more issues arranged with the’college of teachers’ and to complete, within three years, an original scientificwork (the ’doctoral thesis’). Particular attention is given to training on classicallegal thought, updating of the training through the reading of more recentworks, which have made significant contributions in terms of the method ofscientific inquiry, the development of ideas, the comparison with the debates inthe international arena. Particular attention is given to the study of the economic aspects of legal issues and legal institutions and to the method of the economic analysis of law.

COMPARATIVE AND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL LAW: The PhD in Comparative and Uniform Commercial Law presents innovative aspects and a qualified openness towards relationships with foreign institutions. Candidatesare asked to develop individual researches on the basis of a study programmewhich involves as main sectors: private comparative law and its severalarticulations (analysis of: the comparative method, the fundamental legaltraditions, the specific jurisdictions and the legal institutes); EC private law;uniform law deriving from international conventions; law arising frominternational contractual practises (c.d. lex mercatoria). The curriculum involves also economic and organizational studies in order to obtain the best knowledge of the legal meaning of such issues. Students are expected to investigate on those topics which come up from the actual experience of commercial law: firms and corporations, competition and market law, business to business contracts, credit and financial instruments, bankruptcy proceedings. Likewise, it is taken into account the actual evolution of the economic activities on behalf of the public sector and, therefore, of the market discipline as well as the relationships between firms and between professionalsand consumers.

CIVIL LAW AND ITALIAN LAW HISTORY:The purpose is to prepare learners for the scientific research about themes and subjects of the two scientific areas. They are: 1.European private law, which in XIX century and inthe first half of the XX century has been a law which was part of the greatcodes and in the second half of XX century has been and more influenced bythe Anglo-Saxon case law. 2.European private law studied also in its historicalroots ̋U the interpretation of the law and of contracts, the trading, the contractresolution, the contracts based on “fiducia” (trust), the damage; 3.interestsprotected by rules of law, and their change during the time. 4. Deep study,according to the over described method, of problematic themes about historical making and evolution of codes, transformation in time of interestsprotected by rules of law, the interpretation of the law and of contracts, thetrading, the contract resolution, the contracts based on “fiducia” (trust), thedamage.

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW: The objectives of the Course consist of providing as its primary goal a basic formation, as broad and complete aspossible, in the various subjects (public international law, private international law, European Union law, international economic law, international organizations law) in which the domains of international and European Union law are articulated. Particular care will be devoted to provide participants with a good command of research methods. On this basis candidates will be guided through a more specialized formation process, in accordance with the individual research programs leading to the writing of their doctoral theses. The doctoral research course proposes to face the current challenges which theprocess of globalization poses to legal research, in the three basic fields of public international law, private international law and law of the European Union. A further issue in need of thorough analysis is the institutionalization of the judicial function, in particular through internationalcriminal courts (such as the International Tribunals for the former Jugoslavia, forRwanda, for Sierra Leone and, lastly, the International Criminal Court). The growing intensity of relationships between individuals and companies at a 'transnational' level, due to the development of international trade, to the free circulation among countries belonging to various regional organizations such as the European Union and to the increase of migrations, has increased therelevance of the traditional themes of private international law. These, as it isknown, consist of the allocation of jurisdiction among the courts of different countries, the determination of the applicable law in respect of situations of a trans-national nature and the recognition and enforcement of foreignjudgments. These problems are an important part of the scope of the doctoral research course, with particular attention for the solutions which they receive through international conventions and within international organizations, such as the European Union and those arisen in Latin America. A significant part ofthe Course is devoted to the law of the European Union.

CIVIL PROCEDURE LAW: The Doctorate in civil procedure deals with all thefundamental themes of the matter: declaratory judgment, enforcementproceedings, interim injunctions, voluntary jurisdiction, arbitration, bankruptcyproceedings.Other subjects of the course are: general theory of legal process,administration of justice, private international law, comparative civil procedure,EU civil procedure

PhD Full

Starting date:Nov 01, 2017
Duration:36 months

PhD Sandwich

Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 12 months


Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 12 months

Master research

Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 6 months


Academic contact

Martina Vizzani

Institutional contact

Martina Vizzani