Sustainable Development (Classe Lm-81)-enrolled from 2017/2018 academic year

Course type
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Language
English
The LL.M. Programme offers an integrative curriculum to improve the synergies necessary to develop actions aimed at achieving a long-term improvement of the quality of life through the creation of sustainable legal strategies. The two year LL.M. Programme allows students to obtain advanced interdisciplinary training and knowledge of local, international and transnational trends and strategies for sustainable development.
The Programme's unusually rich course offering includes advanced courses in different areas, such as:
· International Law, European Union Law, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, International and European Criminal Law, Comparative Civil Procedure, Philosophy of Law, Private Law, Comparative Law, Corporate Law, Trade Law, Investment Law, Competition Law, Labour Law, Transport Law, Tax Law, Agriculture Law, Financial Law,
as well as courses in relevant economic and sociological disciplines, such as:
· Sociology, Economic Geography, Economics and Economy Policy, Economic History.
The LL.M. in Sustainable Development aims at training legal experts, with a comprehensive background in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Our graduates acquire the necessary skills to elaborate, support and assess sustainable legal and economic policies and strategies both in the Public and Private Sectors.
With regard to the Public Sector, the Programme aims at training legal experts able to integrate social, economic and environmental concerns in the central and local Public Administration's policies in key areas such as: telecommunication, new technologies, water, sanitation, health, electric power and gas, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, green public procurement.
As regards the Private Sector, the LL.M. Programme aims at training ethically oriented corporate legal experts and economic operators, able to play a key role in monitoring, tracking, aligning and integrating social and environmental impacts in the business sector, in order to help companies to meet their corporate responsibility and sustainability goals.
More specifically, the LL.M. Programme aims at training the following professionals:
- Environmental and sustainability managers
- Experts in: management and audit of Public Administration, management and audit of private companies, human resources, work organization, financial activities, market analysis, company law, state company law, economic systems.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Admission without any supplementary exams for graduates
Sciences of Legal Services (Classe L-14)
European Economics (Classe L-33)
International Studies and European Institutions (Classe L-36)
Social Sciences for Globalisation (Classe L-37)
Organisation and Human Resources (Classe L-16)
Labour and Management (Classe L-16)
Transfer requirements
Degree Requirements:
Candidates applying for the LL.M. in Sustainable Development must hold:
- either an Italian first degree (Bachelor) pertaining to classes: L-14 (Scienze dei servizi giuridici), L-33 (Scienze economiche), L-36 (Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali), L-37 (Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace), L-16 (Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione), L-18 (Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale)
- or a foreign Degree (180-300-360 ECTS) in Law, Economics, Political Science, International Relations.
Candidates holding Italian and foreign Degrees in other fields will be admitted on a case-by-case evaluation of their curriculum vitae et studiorum and motivation letter. If admitted, they will be mandatorily required to do the suggested preliminary readings, in order to integrate their basic knowledge in subjects taught before the beginning of the Programme.

Language ability:
Applicants whose native language is not English or who do not hold a Degree fully taught in English, must demonstrate English language proficiency by passing one of the following:
IELTS: we require a IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components.
TOEFL: If the IELTS is not available, students may take the TOEFL test. We require a minimum overall score of 100, with a minimum of 25 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components.
Students part-time are admitted on a case-by-case evaluation.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutionalism and sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/09 IUS/21
Economics, economic policy and industrial economics 9 63 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Sociology 9 63 English SPS/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 9 63 English M-GGR/02
The Role of Public Administration in Enhancing Equitable and Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
be activated by the A.Y. 2018/2019
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative justice 9 63 Italian IUS/10
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 Italian IUS/13
Comparative private law 9 63 Italian IUS/02
Comparative public law 9 63 Italian IUS/21
Economics 9 63 Italian SECS-P/01
Gender justice 6 45 English IUS/08
International law 9 63 Italian IUS/13
International, European and Comparative Environmental Law 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
Smart cities, IT infrastructures evolution, digital urban divide and internet legal framework in developing countries 6 42 English IUS/20
Sociology of human rights and the ombudsman 6 42 English IUS/20
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative law 9 63 Italian IUS/10
Advanced criminal procedure 9 63 Italian IUS/16
Bankruptcy law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Climate change, energy policies and the green economy in an international and comparative law perspective 6 42 English IUS/02 IUS/13
Criminal law (advanced) 9 63 Italian IUS/17
Current european union policies on sustainable development 6 42 Italian IUS/14
Economic ethics and corporate social responsibility 6 42 English SECS-P/02
EU Law on Business and Human Rights 6 42 English IUS/13
European criminal law and human rights 6 42 English IUS/17
European union law 9 63 Italian IUS/14
International Law on Democracy and Development 6 42 English IUS/13
International refugee protection and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Law, culture and development in a global world 6 42 English IUS/20
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal clinic on "International Protection" 3 21 English IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Recent international disputes on sustainable development in front of the international courts" 3 21 English IUS/13
Legal clinic on "The energy service companies (ESCo) as instruments for sustainable development" 3 21 English IUS/10
Legal Clinic: Democracy and Sustainable Development 3 21 English IUS/09
Philosophy of law 9 63 Italian IUS/20
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/10
Public health law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/08
Sustainable development and international anti-corruption law 6 42 English IUS/13
Women empowerment and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/08
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 English
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative law (advanced) 9 60 Italian IUS/10
Civil law execution 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Civil procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Criminal law 9 60 Italian IUS/17
Criminal procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/16
History of medieval and moder law 9 60 Italian IUS/19
Institutions of roman law 9 60 Italian IUS/18
Sociologia del diritto 9 60 Italian IUS/20
Tax law 9 60 Italian IUS/12
Optional activities and study plan rules
1a - Students of both streams are required to attend 4 electives chosen from either of the streams' rich course offerings.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Agriculture and Sustainable Development 6 42 Italian First semester IUS/13
Climate change, energy policies and the green economy in an international and comparative law perspective 6 42 English Second semester IUS/02 IUS/13
Current european union policies on sustainable development 6 42 Italian Second semester IUS/14
Economic ethics and corporate social responsibility 6 42 English Second semester SECS-P/02
EU Law on Business and Human Rights 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
European criminal law and human rights 6 42 English Second semester IUS/17
Gender justice 6 45 English First semester IUS/08
International Law on Democracy and Development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International refugee protection and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International, European and Comparative Environmental Law 6 42 English First semester IUS/02 IUS/13
Law, culture and development in a global world 6 42 English Second semester IUS/20
Public health law and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/08
Smart cities, IT infrastructures evolution, digital urban divide and internet legal framework in developing countries 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Sociology of human rights and the ombudsman 6 42 English First semester IUS/20
Sustainable development and international anti-corruption law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Women empowerment and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/08
1b - Internship (6 ECTS)
3 - One optional course (9 ECTS) chosen from the courses offered by the Faculty of Law of University of Milan, or 3 optional legal clinics or workshops offered in the first and second year of the LL.M
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Administrative justice 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/10
Administrative law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/10
Administrative law (advanced) 9 60 Italian IUS/10
Advanced criminal procedure 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/16
Bankruptcy law 9 60 Italian Second semester IUS/15
Civil law execution 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Civil procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Comparative private law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/02
Comparative public law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/21
Criminal law 9 60 Italian IUS/17
Criminal law (advanced) 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/17
Criminal procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/16
Economics 9 63 Italian First semester SECS-P/01
European union law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/14
History of medieval and moder law 9 60 Italian IUS/19
Institutions of roman law 9 60 Italian IUS/18
International law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/10
Philosophy of law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/20
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/10
Sociologia del diritto 9 60 Italian IUS/20
Tax law 9 60 Italian IUS/12
3b - One optional course (9 ECTS) chosen from the courses offered by the Faculty of Law of University of Milan, or 3 optional legal clinics or workshops offered in the first and second year of the LL.M
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Legal clinic on "International Protection" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Recent international disputes on sustainable development in front of the international courts" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/13
Legal clinic on "The energy service companies (ESCo) as instruments for sustainable development" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/10
Legal Clinic: Democracy and Sustainable Development 3 21 English Second semester IUS/09
In order to take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of 1st year.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutionalism and sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/09 IUS/21
Economics, economic policy and industrial economics 9 63 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
International law and international law on sustainable development 9 63 English IUS/13
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Sociology 9 63 English SPS/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic geography 9 63 English M-GGR/02
The Role of Public Administration in Enhancing Equitable and Sustainable Development 9 63 English IUS/10
World economic history from growth to sustainable development 6 42 English SECS-P/12
be activated by the A.Y. 2018/2019
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative justice 9 63 Italian IUS/10
Comparative private law 9 63 Italian IUS/02
Comparative public law 9 63 Italian IUS/21
Competition law and sustainable development in EU policies 6 42 English IUS/14
Corporate interest, corporate social responsibility and financial 6 42 English IUS/04
Economics 9 63 Italian SECS-P/01
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 Italian SECS-P/11
International financial law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
International investment law, dispute settlement and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
International law 9 63 Italian IUS/13
Management Power and Control Mechanisms in Corporate Firm 6 42 English IUS/04
Principles of contract law 6 42 English IUS/02
Theory and practice of international tax law 6 42 English IUS/12
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 Italian IUS/13
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative law 9 63 Italian IUS/10
Advanced criminal procedure 9 63 Italian IUS/16
Bankruptcy law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Criminal law (advanced) 9 63 Italian IUS/17
European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspectives 6 40 English IUS/15
European union law 9 63 Italian IUS/14
Financial law, antitrust and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/04
Fundamental legal conceptions in a cross-cultural perspective 6 42 English IUS/20
International insolvency law and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
IP, innovation and sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English IUS/10
Negotiation, mediation and sustainable conflict resolution 6 42 English IUS/20
Philosophy of law 9 63 Italian IUS/20
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English IUS/10
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English IUS/13
Sustainable transport: legal issues 6 42 English IUS/13
Trade liberalization and labour rights 6 42 English IUS/07
Transnational Litigation: Jean Monnet Module on European civil procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perpspective 6 40 English IUS/13
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 English
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative law (advanced) 9 60 Italian IUS/10
Civil law execution 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Civil procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Criminal law 9 60 Italian IUS/17
Criminal procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/16
History of medieval and moder law 9 60 Italian IUS/19
Institutions of roman law 9 60 Italian IUS/18
Sociologia del diritto 9 60 Italian IUS/20
Tax law 9 60 Italian IUS/12
Optional activities and study plan rules
1b - Internship (6 ECTS)
2a - Students of both streams are required to attend 4 electives chosen from either of the streams' rich course offerings.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Competition law and sustainable development in EU policies 6 42 English First semester IUS/14
Corporate interest, corporate social responsibility and financial 6 42 English First semester IUS/04
European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspectives 6 40 English Second semester IUS/15
Financial law, antitrust and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/04
Financial markets and institutions. Finance for development 6 42 Italian First semester SECS-P/11
Fundamental legal conceptions in a cross-cultural perspective 6 42 English Second semester IUS/20
International financial law and sustainable development 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
International insolvency law and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
International investment law, dispute settlement and sustainable development 6 42 English First semester IUS/13
IP, innovation and sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Management Power and Control Mechanisms in Corporate Firm 6 42 English First semester IUS/04
Negotiation, mediation and sustainable conflict resolution 6 42 English Second semester IUS/20
Principles of contract law 6 42 English First semester IUS/02
Sustainable Development in Global Trade (WTO) Law 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Sustainable transport: legal issues 6 42 English Second semester IUS/13
Theory and practice of international tax law 6 42 English First semester IUS/12
Trade liberalization and labour rights 6 42 English Second semester IUS/07
Workshop on "Project management for sustainable development" 3 21 Italian First semester IUS/13
3 - One optional course (9 ECTS) chosen from the courses offered by the Faculty of Law of University of Milan, or 3 optional legal clinics or workshops offered in the first and second year of the LL.M
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Administrative justice 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/10
Administrative law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/10
Administrative law (advanced) 9 60 Italian IUS/10
Advanced criminal procedure 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/16
Bankruptcy law 9 60 Italian Second semester IUS/15
Civil law execution 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Civil procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/15
Comparative private law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/02
Comparative public law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/21
Criminal law 9 60 Italian IUS/17
Criminal law (advanced) 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/17
Criminal procedural law 9 60 Italian IUS/16
Economics 9 63 Italian First semester SECS-P/01
European union law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/14
History of medieval and moder law 9 60 Italian IUS/19
Institutions of roman law 9 60 Italian IUS/18
International law 9 63 Italian First semester IUS/13
Legal clinic on "Digitalization and public administration" 3 21 English Second semester IUS/10
Philosophy of law 9 63 Italian Second semester IUS/20
Public and private partnership for sustainable development 6 42 English Second semester IUS/10
Sociologia del diritto 9 60 Italian IUS/20
Tax law 9 60 Italian IUS/12
3c - One optional course (9 ECTS) chosen from the courses offered by the Faculty of Law of University of Milan, or 3 optional legal clinics or workshops offered in the first and second year of the LL.M
In order to take the exams of the 2nd year, students must have passed all the exams of 1st year.