WP Leader: University of Bologna
WP Coordinator: Daniela Piana
Start Date: November 2009
End Date: June 2010
The aim of the WP is to map the main high legal education experiences and practices implemented in the different Countries and to make a preliminary evaluation of the quality of legal training programs, pointing out the key components of the domestic training curricula and their efficacy with regard to educational and professional needs.
The WP is organized along four main lines: undergraduate education, graduate education, PhD programs in legal subjects and finally professional training for judges and legal professions (initial and continuous training). The WP will be carried on by 4 Task Forces - created during the Kick Off meeting - each one addressing a specific topic. It has an intrinsic INTERDISCIPLINARY approach. Coordinators of the TFs are from different disciplinary fields.
Task Force 1: collection and analysis of data about the UNDERGRADUATE programs adopted by the most important Law Faculties, with particular reference to: subjects taught per year, activities organized for students (i.e. stage, collaborations, etc.), features of the final examination and/or dissertation.
Task Force 2: collection and analysis of data about the GRADUATE programs adopted by the most important Law Faculties, with particular reference to: subjects taught per year, activities organized for students (i.e. stage, collaborations, etc.), features of the final examination and/or dissertation.
Task Force 3: collection and analysis of data about the PhD programs in legal matters and interactions between PhD training and research in legal field. Specific attention will be paid also to: common training programs (involving both future lawyers and magistrates), experiences intended to build concrete professional skills and exchange programs with other Countries, where existing.
Task Force 4: collection and analysis of data about initial and continuous TRAINING for JUDICIAL and LEGAL PROFESSIONS. It will analyze the following elements: organizations charged with the training; programs adopted; duration and features of the training (mandatory, elective); exchange programs.
Meetings of the Task Forces:
First version of the reply to the questionnaires: April 15th 2010
Data base available on the website (D13): June, 30th 2010 (outcomes of the 6 months investigation run by the Task Forces)