The international and European aspect has become increasingly important in the legal profession and anyone considering studying for a law degree today will find themselves after graduation working in a multi-jurisdictional context, reflecting the trend for globalisation. Knowing how to operate in this new environment has become an essential skill for a growing number of young professionals and is no longer the domain of the privileged few who acquire it from randomly-constructed courses of study, which has been the case until recently.
LUMSA has designed the International program, a law course with the aim of teaching these specific skills and abilities from the outset, in order to address this issue, in addition to the more traditional competences. The program is reserved for specially selected LUMSA students, based on existing qualifications (including secondary school diploma result as mandatory), motivation and knowledge of English. For the students, the chance to be selected for the International Program is often their declared reason for choosing this University.
The International Program in Law offers students the benefit of specialist training, requiring delivery of either a core or optional component of the course in English, and the opportunity to take the associated exams in the English language. These courses use teaching methods designed to encourage interactivity, with extensive use of case studies, workshops and practical seminars, often involving group work, in accordance with the most advanced international learning guidelines for law. Within the context of these activities students are encouraged to challenge themselves in both traditional civil and common law, with particular cases and situations in which one or both of these are involved.