Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative, European and International Legal Studies (CEILS)

University of Trento – Faculty of Law

Program Description

Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative, European and International Legal Studies (CEILS)

University of Trento – Faculty of Law

The Law Faculty of Trento offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative, European and International Legal Studies (CEILS), taught entirely in English.

The CEILS will provide its students with an authentic international experience and an all-encompassing education in comparative, European, international and transnational law. Together with other national legal systems, elements of Italian law will be taught within the European, comparative and international framework.

Last but not least, CEILS students will have the opportunity to apply for internship programmes in international institutions. The diversity of the students’ community will enhance their learning commitment and intensify their contact with other cultures. The CEILS curriculum will be taught by Italian and foreign professors, who have wide-ranging research and teaching experience in Trento and abroad.


Elective courses: Comparative Energy Law; International Economic Law; Comparative Constitutional Law of Groups and Minorities; Comparative Information, Communication, and Technology Law; Introduction to Asian Law; European and Comparative Education Law; Comparative Constitutional Justice; International Civil Litigation; Climate Change and Energy Law; Sustainable Development Law.

Optional activities: Internship (preferably in international institutions); Legal writing

Final Exam: Written dissertation.

Access to higher degrees and career opportunities

After the Bachelor’s Degree, graduates can either continue their studies with a Master’s Degree or start their professional career immediately.

Students who decide to continue their education will be able to apply for national or international masters’ programmes in law, economics, political science, and sociology. The comparative, European and international profile of CEILS graduates may constitute a valid background for the several higher (second-cycle) degrees offered by universities adopting the Bologna Process approach in legal education and beyond.

CEILS students will also be provided with a set of skills that are particularly valuable for accessing careers in the international market of legal professions in the public and private sectors.

Moreover, CEILS graduates could be employed in industry, services or trade sectors, as well as in public or nonprofit private organizations requiring international legal expertise. In particular, certain positions of legal officials or linguistic legal experts may be open to CEILS graduates.


Degree type: Bachelor’s Degree
Duration: 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Number of first-year students: 50 students
Non-UE quota: 5 students
EU candidates application deadline: March/July 2018 (TBA)
Non-EU candidates application deadline: 20 February 2018
Intake: September each year
Selection Criteria:

  • non-EU candidates: CV and language skills (minimum requirement English B2). Short-listed applicants are then interviewed via Skype or other available means.
  • EU candidates: test (in English) focusing on General culture from an international perspective, basic IT skills, political and institutional knowledge from an international perspective.

Career prospects: international legal market and/or further international education
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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 14, 2018
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