In 2011, the UNIPV established the current doctoral program in Public, Criminal and International Law, in close continuity with the faculty and content of the two historic doctorates in Public Law, Italian and Comparative Criminal Law and in Criminal and International Justice. The new doctorate assumes the essential thematic lines of the previous programs, enriching them with a more interdisciplinary approach.

The three-year program in Public, Criminal and International Law is organised by the Department of Law (administrative seat), the Department of Political and Social Sciences and Department of Economics and Business Sciences of the University of Pavia.

The doctorate is open to bachelor’s graduates intending to specialise in the disciplines of public, criminal law or international law. The educational program approaches specialisation in the individual disciplines through a common basis, guaranteeing effective refinement of legal culture in both research and practice.


Collegio docenti
Coordinator and Academic Board
Program objectives, educational path and research themes
Education, seminars and conferences
Call for applications