Compared to traditional direct academic lessons, legal clinics represent an alternative and innovative educational method. The direct lectures of the departmental programs are therefore complemented by laboratory-based activities combining non-formal teaching with research, as well as the study and analysis of real cases with direct impact on the parties and legal practitioners, as well as tangible impacts on the larger legal and social contexts.
Attendance at legal clinics is subject to approval of registration for a minimum of eight and maximum of 16 students. The Educational Service usually announces the availability of registration (and possible selection) in July, on the institutional website, with a deadline in September.
Once registered, attendance is compulsory at all lessons and students must complete all hours of external practical activities. Only one legal clinic (of 3 or 6 CFUs) may be included in the annual study plan.
The prerequisites for registration are enrolment in the 4th or 5th year of the Master’s program in Law. Attendance by students completing supplementary years is limited to the first two of such years.
- Registration on the basis of 130 university credits (CFUs)
For the academic year 2021-2022, the Legal clinic on human rights and social inclusion is also open to students registered in the single-cycle master's programs of the Department of Political and Social Sciences. For the purposes of admission to the Clinic, CFUs acquired during the three-year degree programs may also be considered valid. Applicants must ensure they meet all requirements indicated on the application for the relevant Legal clinic.