The student must acquire 5 credits for knowledge of the first foreign language chosen from English, French, Spanish or German.
For non-Italian citizens, the written and oral test, worth 5 credits, will cover the Italian language. No additional credits will be awarded for Italian language courses above B1 level
To acquire the 5 credits (B1 level) the student can alternatively:
- take the B1 level exam in the exam sessions organised by the CLA
- present certification of B1 level issued by another European institution and which is recognized internationally according to an equivalence table provided by the CLA and obtained no more than 5 years ago. Students wishing to ask for recognition of language certificates must complete the online application Language certificates and English language requirement, available each year from the end of September.
Other language knowledge
The student can acquire further credits by passing levels higher than B1 in the first language or by passing the various levels of other languages other than the first. The credits that can be attributed are the following:
- B2: 7 credits (includes lower levels)
- C1: 9 credits (includes lower levels)
- C2: 11 credits (includes lower levels)
Students enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year who want to follow and take exams of foreign language courses, must include them in their study plan following the normal procedure (online or on paper).
Teaching activities in a foreign language
Core exams offered in English
|Exam in foreign language||Corresponding exam in Italian||Number of ECTS|
|History of Western Legal Tradition||Storia del Diritto Medievale e Moderno||9 + 3|
Attendance on each course and successfully passing the relative exam allows students to obtain 3 additional credits in addition to the 9 credits already recognized in the teaching regulations of the degree programme.
The 3 additional credits will be recorded in the academic career as “Additional language skills”, with an “Approved” grade and will fall within the category of credits chosen by the student.
The number of places available for each course is 50, to which must be added any places reserved for foreign students participating in international exchange programmes.
For more information on access requirements and registration procedures, please consult the dedicated page on the Department's website
Supplementary foreign language exams
The academic programme of the Faculty of Law is supplemented by courses held by foreign teachers, mainly in English, but also in German, French and Spanish.
Students who intend to follow these courses, held completely or partially in a foreign language, will be awarded the following additional credits:
- 3 additional credits for modules held entirely in a foreign language.
- 2 additional credits for modules in which part (at least 12 hours) is held in a foreign language.
- 1 additional credit for practical workshops and free modules held in a foreign language.
All additional credits related to a teaching activity carried out in a foreign language are recorded in the student's career under the heading "Additional language skills".
The modules in English activated in the academic year 2016-2017 are subject to instructions in the specific section of the Faculty of Law student handbook.
Legal language courses
The CLA offers courses specifically aimed at learning legal languages other than Italian, such as legal English, French, German and Spanish.
The courses, which are held at the Faculty of Law, include 40 hours of theoretical lessons and exercises, for a total of 5 credits to be awarded upon passing the final exam, starting from the academic year 2016/2017.