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					                               UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"




                                   Faculty of Law – Department of Legal Science
                                                In collaboration with the
                                     SCUOLA SUPERIORE DELL'AVVOCATURA
                                               II LEVEL MASTER DEGREE
                                                           IN
    "Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human
                                          rights, Code of Conduct and practice"
                                                   ANNOUNCEMENT
                                                Academic year 2008/2009
                                                  (Course code: 13551)


The Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza, as per art. 3, M.D. No. 509/99 and subsequent
modification/integrations, starts a II level Master in “Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for
the practice of the profession, defence of human rights, Code of Conduct and practice", with seat and
office at the Department of Legal Science at the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro,
5 – 00185 Rome (Italy). The deadline for submitting application is the 1st December 2008.


1. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. The II level Master Degree in “Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for the practice of the
profession, defence of human rights, Code of Conduct and practice” will be held at the Department of Legal
Science – Faculty of Law of the Università di Roma "La Sapienza" in collaboration with the Scuola Superiore
dell’Avvocatura, as per arts 3, para 8, and 7, para 4, M.D. No. 509 of the 3.11.99 and subsequent
modifications/integrations and art. 15 of the University regulations.
2. The Master is a one year full time course corresponding to 60 C.F.U.1 and is addressed to graduates in
Law with the old university system (legal duration of at least four years) or holding a specialist degree in the
same subject.
The number of participants ranges from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 100.
The master is incompatible with any other course of study, except for higher education courses.
It is strictly forbidden to pass/transfer from one Master course to another.


1
    Italian University training credits


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2. AIM
The master is a one year full-time course for people who wish to study the techniques for the practice of the
legal profession in the judicial, extrajudicial, criminal, civil and administrative field, in Italy and abroad, the
defence of human rights, the Code of Conduct and judicial and extrajudicial practice. The master aims to
explore the following areas: Community, national and comparative legislation of the legal profession, including
the Code of Conduct, defence of human rights and interests, procedural techniques in the civil, criminal,
administrative, constitutional, taxation field, professional advice with particular attention to the drafting of
contracts, arbitration and forms of alternative dispute resolution.


3. CONTENTS
The course is organized in teaching modules, composed of lectures, seminars, conferences and coursework.
The student’s activity is set on a total of 1500 hours, for a total of 60 University training credits, of which 325
hours are dedicated to frontal teaching, 775 to personal study and 400 to project work.


MODULES AND CREDITS (1 CREDIT = 25 HOURS):
1.       Module: The discipline of the legal profession at national and community level and in the main Member
         States of the European Union - CFU 1
2.       Module: Code of Conduct, professional ethics and social responsibility - CFU 2
3.       Module: The defence of fundamental rights before the Court of Justice, the European Court of human
         rights and the Constitutional Courts - CFU 4
4.       Module: Civil defence. The make-up of documents in civil proceedings. Strategies and techniques of
         argumentation and expression - CFU 4
5.       Module: Criminal defence. The make-up of documents in criminal proceedings. Strategies and
         techniques of argumentation and oratory - CFU 4
6.       Module: Administrative defence- CFU 4
7.       Module : Constitutional defence - CFU 4
8.       Module: Taxation defence - CFU 4
9.       Module: Professional advice, drafting of contracts and techniques of negotiation – CFU 4
10       Module: National and International arbitration - CFU 4
11       Module: The forms of alternative dispute resolution: conciliation and mediation - CFU 4
12       Module: Fee for legal services, organization of a law firm, managing of internal relationships - CFU 3


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13      Module: Legal psychology: management and evaluation of evidence in civil and criminal trials -CFU 2
Final exam: presentation of a Project work (16 CFU) assessed by a committee composed of the professors
of the Master.


4. ORGANIZATION
The Master will be held in Rome, at the venue of the Scuola Superiore dell’Avvocatura, from January (due to
begin: 16 January 2009) to July. Attendance is compulsory.
According to the University regulations, in the case of students not meeting the attendance requirements
(minimum 2/3 of the course), with poor results or censurable conduct, the didactic-scientific Council can decide
the suspension or expulsion of the student from the Master. In this case, the fees paid will not be returned.
Classes will be held, as a rule, on Friday (h. 9-13; 15-19) for a total of 8 hours a week of frontal teaching.
Students will also participate in conferences and seminars indicated as part of the frontal teaching.
At the end of each module there will be written, oral and practical tests, to verify the level of learning and for
the acquisition of credits, as indicated by the Director of the Master and the Didactic-Scientific Council.
During the course, in addition to the lessons of the basic modules, frontal teaching will be supplemented by
conferences and seminars.
The timetable of the lessons and the programme will be published by the 15 th November 2008 on the Master
website: www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it.


5. ADMISSION
Admission to the Master is subject to a selection process.
If there are less than 60 applicants, there will be no selection process.
To participate in the selection, the following documents should be sent to the attention of the Director of the
Master Prof. Guido Alpa, by a recorded delivery parcel with advice of delivery or delivered by hand to the
Secretary’s office of the Master in Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for the practice of the
profession, defence of human rights, Code of Conduct and practice, at the Scuola Superiore
dell’Avvocatura, Piazza dell’Orologio 7 – 00186 Rome (Italy), by the 1st December 2008:
a) the application form, compiled on unstamped paper, as in the attached document, which is downloadable
from the Master website www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it, or from the Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
website www.uniroma1.it/studenti/laureati/master, indicating name, surname, date and place of birth, tax code,
matriculation number (see following point 6), correspondence address, telephone number, fax, e-mail; the


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application must bear the candidate’s signature; the application form can also compiled using the
www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it website, and in this case the application must be printed, sent and
delivered, also by hand, together with the documents as per letter b), c), d) e) and f) by the 1st December
2008;
b) photocopy of a valid I.D.;
c) No. 1 passport photo;
d) Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
e) Degree certificate of the old university system/specialist degree with exam grades; the candidate can
present a substitute declaration of certification, as per P.D. 445/2000;
f) receipt of payment for € 44,62.
The submission of the application form is subject to a fee of € 30,00 and a stamp tax of € 14,62, to be paid at
any branch of the UniCredit Banca di Roma in Italy before the announcement deadline.
The payment amounting to € 44,62 can also be made online, with a credit card (see www.bancadiroma.it,
under "pagamento tasse universitarie").
The payment can only be made using the personalized form to be printed from the University website
www.infostud.uniroma1.it, under "TASSE" - PROVA DI ACCESSO/ORIENTAMENTO and entering the Master
code: 13551.
The receipt of payment must be attached to the application form.
When necessary, the selection will be made only on the assessment of qualification by a Committee of three
lecturers, appointed by the Didactic-Scientific Council of the Master.
Assessable qualifications are: degrees with the old university system and specialist degrees with relative final
grade, possible postgraduate courses, training, professional qualification, professional, educational and
academic activity and experience related to the course, scientific publications.
According to the order of merit drawn up by the Committee, the Director of the Master communicates the list of
the successful candidates to the Master Secretary’s office of the University.
The list of order of merit drawn up by the Committee will be published on the noticeboard of the Institute of
Private Law and on the Master website www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it.
The     list   of   successful   candidates     shall   also    be    published    on   the   Master    website
www.uniroma1.it/studenti/laureati/master and the successful candidates will then be able to pay the enrolment
fee as follows:
Enrolment is subject to the payment of an enrolment fee.


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The enrolment fee is € 6.000,00.
The first instalment of € 3.000,00 must be paid by the 15th January 2009. the second instalment of € 3.000,00
by the 31st March 2009. The enrolment fee can only be reimbursed if the Master course is not started.
The successful candidates can only pay the enrolment fee using the payment form, both for the first and
second instalment, which is downloadable from the www.infostud.uniroma1.it website, under "TASSE",
IMMATRICOLAZIONE MASTER, after entering the course code: 13551.
Payment can be made at any branch of the UniCredit Banca di Roma in Italy and can be made:
    -      in cash;
    -      with a cheque for the amount corresponding exactly to the fee quoted in the announcement made out
           to the "UniCredit Banca di Roma", if the successful candidate is a current account holder in the same
           bank or in any other bank in Italy;
    -      with a cheque for the amount corresponding exactly to the fee quoted in the announcement issued by
           another account holder in favour of the successful candidate.


Payment can also be made online, by credit card (see www.bancadiroma.it, under "pagamento tasse
universitarie").
The non-respect of payment deadlines will determine a delayed payment surcharge of € 55,00 on each
instalment. If the delayed payment is made 60 days after the fee deadline as in the announcement, the
penalty will amount to € 110,00 for each instalment. If there are students in the list who could take a place, the
successful candidate who does not pay the first instalment by the deadline as in the announcement, will be
considered as withdrawn from the course and placed in the last position on the list..
The form including the fine will be prepared by the appropriate office prior permission of the Director of the
Master.
For the year 2008/2009, funding is available to cover all or part of the enrolment fee; the number of fundings
and amount will be communicated by the 20th December 2008 on the www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it
website. The allocation criteria will in any case be defined and communicated by the Didactic-Scientific
Council.
Disbursement of funds will take place on the day of inauguration and start of the Master course, the 16th
January 2009.
Conditional admission: students who have not yet completed their course of study when qualifications are
evaluated, will be “conditionally” admitted and shall communicate, subject to revocation, the achievement of


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the degree, which must be within the winter session of the academic year 2007/2008, and in any case no later
than the 31st March 2009. The conditional candidate can not participate in the allocation of grants in
admission (that is grants conferred according to the admission evaluation).
Admission of foreign students: Students holding foreign University degrees recognized as valid by the
Didactic Scientific Master Committee for the sole purpose of admission to the course and/or as part of the
inter-university cooperation and mobility, can attend the Master.
Foreign students can not be conditionally admitted, because at the time of submission of the application form
they must have already achieved the degree. Moreover, the declaration of value must be attached to the
application form, as explained below.
Participation of community citizens wherever resident, of Italian citizens in possession of educational
qualifications obtained abroad and of non-community citizens residing legally in Italy: community
citizens wherever resident, Italian citizens in possession of educational qualifications obtained abroad and
non-community citizens residing legally in Italy present the application form directly to the University (as
indicated in the announcement) with the degree and the official translation in Italian language with
authentication and the declaration of value issued by the Italian Representative in the country where the
degree was obtained. The declaration of value must state the level of the degree held (I or II level
degree) and indicate the level of the Master course to which it is possible to apply (first or second).
Failure to submit the declaration of value will make it impossible for the Master Secretary's Office to
print the payment form and issue the master degree.
Participation of non-community citizens living abroad: the successful candidates who are non-community
citizens living abroad can apply for the Master only if they have previously sent the application and the degree
held to the Italian Diplomatic Representation abroad, who will forward them to the University. Failure to
submit the declaration of value will make it impossible for the Master Secretary’s Office to print the
payment form and issue the Master degree.


LISTENERS
People who want to update their knowledge and have the qualifications to access the Master are allowed to
attend as listeners where compatible.
Listeners may also attend only on certain days of study and they shall be issued with a certificate of
attendance in accordance with the number of C.F.U. obtained (maximum 20), as well as a certificate
indicating the number of C.F. U. as indicated in the Regulation of the Consiglio Nazionale Forense on


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professional training.
To attend classes, listeners must pay a fixed University enrolment fee of € 700 (seven hundred) and a fee
of € 300 for modules 8-12-13, € 400 for module 7, € 600 for modules 3-9-11, € 700 for modules 2-6-10, €
800 for module 5 and € 1.000 for module 4.
External listeners can participate through e-learning with the use of University software.
Listeners can apply and enrol as in point 6 of the announcement, filling in the application form attached to this
announcement; however, listeners must indicate if they intend to make use of e-learning (see Attachment B)
and declare that they have a suitable Internet connection (e.g. ADSL).


6. REGISTRATION AND MATRICULATION
Those who send in the Master application form must register in the informative system of the Università degli
Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” according to the instructions indicated on the www.infostud.uniroma1.it website.
At the end of registration, the system shall issue a matriculation number to be entered in the master
application form.
N.B. If the candidate has already been a student at La Sapienza, he/she will not have to register,
because he/she is already in possession of the matriculation number, which still has to be entered on the
application form.
For information on how to register, please contact CIAO:
Seat            P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - Palazzo del Rettorato (retro Aula Magna)
Open            Monday to Friday, from 9.30 to 17.00
Fax             +39 06 49910032
E-mail          ciao@uniroma1.it
Website         www.uniroma1.it/ciao


7. INCOMPATIBILITY
The Master is incompatible with other course study, except for courses in higher education,


8. ATTAINMENT OF THE MASTER
Upon completion of the course study, according to attendance, the results of the ongoing exams and the
final exam, the Università La Sapienza di Roma awards the II level Master Degree in “Discipline of the
legal profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human rights, Code of


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Conduct and practice”.
The student admitted to the final exam will pay € 66,00 for the "final exam fee".
C.F.U. are allocated in accordance with the Regulations of the individual Bar associations.




INFORMATION
For further information, please contact the Master Secretary’s Office: tel. +39 06 6872866 - fax +39 06
6873013; segreteria@scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it
All    information     concerning       the    master       will   be     published      on     the    website
www.scuolasuperioreavvocatura.it.


To contact the Università La Sapienza di Roma, please refer to:
Avv. Giovanna Capilli: giovannacapilli@tiscali.it


PERSONAL DATA
The Università di Roma "La Sapienza", as holder of the information, ensures that all personal data will be used
in accordance with the rules of data protection and privacy provided by the L.D. 193/2003. All data will be used
solely for the purposes related to admission and subsequent management of procedural-related activities.
Rome, 1st OCTOBER 2008
                                                            SIGNED THE RECTOR




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Attachment A
To the Director of the Master Prof. Guido Alpa
Secretary’s Office of the II level Master Degree in
“Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human
rights, Code of Conduct and practice”
c/o Scuola Superiore dell'Avvocatura
Piazza dell'Orologio 7 - 00186 Roma


I, THE UNDERSIGNED

Surname and Name

_______________________________________________________________

Place and Date of birth

_______________________________________________________________

Nationality and Marital Status

_______________________________________________________________

Tax Code Number

_______________________________________________________________

Matriculation Number

_______________________________________________________________

RESIDENT IN

Address _________________________________________________

Town, Country, Postcode __________________________________________

Telephone, Fax _________________________________________________

Mobile ________________________________________________________

ADDRESS (if different from the residence)

Address _________________________________________________

Town, Country, Postcode __________________________________________

Telephone, Fax _________________________________________________

Mobile ________________________________________________________



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E-MAIL (where all communication related to the Master shall be sent)

_______________________________________________________________

Request
 To participate in the selection for admission to the II level Master Degree in “Discipline of the legal
profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human rights, Code of Conduct and
practice” for the academic year 2008/2009.
 To participate in the selection for total or partial funding (indicate with an x if you intend to participate in the
selection of possible funding).
I, the undersigned, according to the provision as per P.D. No. 445 of the 28.12.00, aware of the civil and
criminal responsibility for false declarations, as well as the loss of benefits following the provision issued for
false declarations
Declare
• that the above information are true;
• to hold a degree of the old university system / specialist degree in ______________________________ awarded in
(date)   ______________________________         at the University of     ______________________________   with grade
______________________________          with     a    dissertation     entitled   ______________________________   on
______________________________ (subject);

• to commit myself to attend the Master and, if admitted, to pay the enrolment fee (€ 6000,00);
• to promptly inform of change of residence or address;
• to have taken vision of the information in the announcement;
Attach
1. the degree certificate of the old university system/specialist degree in unstamped paper with indication of
the grades obtained in the old university system/specialist degree and in single examinations; the student may
present a substitute declaration of certification, as per P.D. 445/2000, as a replacement of the certificate of the
old university system/specialist degree or other possible certificates;
2. curriculum vitae, indicating the qualifications considered relevant for the assessment;
3. a passport photo;
4. a photocopy of a valid I.D.;
5. the payment receipt of € 44,62.
The undersigned consents to the processing of personal data, as per L.D. 196/03, for procedural-related
activities.


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EDUCATION

High School Diploma

_______________________________________________________________

Institute

_______________________________________________________________

Town, Country

_______________________________________________________________

Year, Grade

_______________________________________________________________

  SPECIALIST DEGREE

  DEGREE prior to the university reform as per M.D. No. 509 of the 3.11.99

  FINAL YEAR STUDENT graduating in (date) _________________________

University _____________________________________________________

Faculty _______________________________________________________

Degree title ____________________________________________________

Old university system / specialist degree grade _________________________

Indicate Honours ________________________________________________

Dissertation title _________________________________________________

OTHER POSSIBLE QUALIFICATIONS

(PhD, master, second degree and similar)

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Level       Good       Excellent

  English

  French

Other languages ________________________________________________

TOEFL       YES        NO          Grade

Time spent abroad / certificates achieved



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_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________



WORK EXPERIENCES, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AS

_______________________________________________________________

Achieved on ___________________________________________________

OTHER POSSIBLE QUALIFICATIONS

(indicate other possible qualifications, publications, internships or work experiences in the field):

_______________________________________________________________



OTHER INFORMAITON

How did you learn about the Master?

Newspapers (specify)              University           Posters            Mail           Internet (specify the website)    Workplace

Other (specifiy)



(Date and Student’s signature)

_______________________________________________________________

Incomplete of unreadable applications will not be considered.




Attachment B – LISTENERS’ APPLICATION FORM
To the Director of the Master Prof. Guido Alpa
Secretary’s Office of the II level Master Degree in
“Discipline of the legal profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human
rights, code of conduct and practice”


I,     the         undersigned,       _______________________________________________________________                     born    in
____________________________          the   ____________________________          Matriculation No.     ____________________________

resident           in       ____________________________                  No.         ____________________________         postcode
____________________________          Tax code No.       ____________________________ e-mail ____________________________



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telephone     ____________________________     mobile   ____________________________    correspondence address (if
different from residence) ____________________________________________________
Request
 To participate in the selection for the admission to the II level Master Degree in “Discipline of the legal
profession, techniques for the practice of the profession, defence of human rights, Code of Conduct
and practice” for the year 2008/2009, as listener, for the following modules ____________________________ for a
total of €   ____________________________,   in addition to the € 700 University fee.
 To participate in the Master as a listener by e-learning and to be in possess of suitable ADSL Internet
connection.
I, the undersigned, according to the provision as per P.D. No. 445 of the 28.12.00, aware of the civil and
criminal responsibility for false declarations, as well as the loss of benefits following the provision issued for
false declarations
Declare
• that the above information are true;
• to hold a degree of the old university system/specialist degree in ______________________________ awarded in
(date)   ______________________________      at the University of      ______________________________   with grade
______________________________       with      a    dissertation    entitled    ______________________________   on
______________________________ (subject);

• to commit myself to the Master and, if admitted, to pay the enrolment fee (€ 700,00), as well as the fee
of € ______________ for attending the following modules: ______________________________ .
• to promptly inform of change of residence or address;
• to have taken vision of the information in the announcement;
Attach
1. the degree certificate of the old university system/specialist degree in unstamped paper with indication of
the grades obtained in the old university system/specialist degree and in single examinations; the student may
present a substitute declaration of certification, as per P.D. 445/2000, as a replacement of the certificate of the
old university system/specialist degree or other possible certificates;
2. curriculum vitae, indicating the qualifications considered relevant for the assessment;
3. a passport photo;
4. a photocopy of a valid I.D..
The undersigned consents to the processing of personal data, as per L.D. 196/03, for procedural-related


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activities.
Place, ______________________________
Date, ______________________________                       Signature ______________________________




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