Ph.D. in Law and Business

General

Program Description

Structure and Courses

https://giurisprudenza.luiss.it/en/research/doctoral-programs/law-and-business

The entire length of the program is three years, each worth 60 credits, for a total of 180 credits.

The first semester of the first year consists of the following common courses:

  • Constitutional values and enterprise (10 hours – 4 credits);
  • Public regulation of enterprise (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Collective agreements and business systems (25 hours – 10 credits);
  • Justice and functioning of the economy (25 hours – 10 credits).

There will also be a technical class on the use of legal databases.

The second semester of the first year consists of the following courses:

  • Economic analysis of the law (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Alternative dispute resolutions (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Administrative liability resulting from crimes of companies, institutions, and associations even without legal personality (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Organization, liability and tax burdens in groups of companies (20 hours – 8 credits);

The third semester consists of the following courses:

  • International jurisdiction: courts and tribunals (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Liberalization processes and competition (20 hours – 8 credits);
  • Methods of financing an enterprise (20 hours – 8 credits).

From the fourth semester onwards, Ph.D. students will be committed to planning and writing their doctoral dissertations.

Admission 

Eleven Positions with scholarship and one position without a scholarship (reserved for officials working for public institutions) available for enrollment in the Ph.D. program in Law and Business at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, commencing in October 2020.

The chosen students, for the eleven positions with scholarship, will benefit from a financial support package which includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of €15,343.28 gross per year to cover living expenses for the duration of the three-year degree program.  These students will also have access to funding for research trips, in addition to a grant increment if they spend a visiting period at a prestigious international university.

There has been a deferment of the terms established by D.R. n. 38 of 13 March 2020, concerning the deadlines for the competition by way of comparative evaluation for admission to Doctoral Research Programs  – XXXVI cycle, published on the  G.U. IV special series – Competitions and Exams – n. 29 of 10 April 2020, for the presentation of applications for admission.

The deadlines for presenting applications have been deferred to 13 July 2020, at 16:00 (CEST), UTC+2.

As a consequence, the following deadlines have also been deferred:

  • deadline for the publication of the admission classification: by 21 September 2020
  • commencement of Programs: by October 2020

There is no change to the deadline for attainment of the necessary title for access to the Doctoral Programs, which remains as 31 July 2020.

With regard to the selection phases for admission, it has been decided that:

  • the Oral Exam for admission to the Doctoral Program in Management will take place as outlined in Annex C attached to the decree.

Mandatory Documentation

  • Proof of possession of a master’s degree
  • Curriculum vitae, indicating all the qualifications held
  • National ID card/passport
  • List of publications together with the full texts of the publications or a self-declaration stating that no publications exist
  • Research Proposal, on the topic of the “Market”
  • Public sector employee self-certification (solely if the candidate is a public sector employee)
  • Certificate of residency, for those candidates applying for the reserved position.

Please check the following link to Luiss Law and Business Ph.D. program website for further information: https://giurisprudenza.luiss.it/en/research/doctoral-programs/law-and-business/admission-requirements

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Luiss – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978.

Luiss – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978. Read less