The PhD School in Legal Sciences includes the following tracks:
The international curriculum in Theories of human rights – Law and society, genealogy and perspectives of legal thinking is implemented on the basis of agreements with two Brazilian universities, namely the Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB) and the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS).
All students admitted to the curriculum in Theories of human rights – Law and society, genealogy and perspectives of legal thinking will spend at least six months of the PhD course's three years in at least one of the two partner universities, other than the one hosting the PhD course they have applied to. At the end of this curriculum partner universities will jointly grant the PhD as "Dottore di ricerca" and the PhD as "Doutor em Direito".
European and transnational legal studies (international, in English): area coordinator Professor Adelina Adinolfi
The international curriculum in European and transnational legal studies is implemented in cooperation with Maastricht university.
Admission to PhD courses takes place on the basis of competitive examinations. Special rules apply to candidates from non-EU countries. For further information on admission see
The general coordinator of the PhD School in Legal Sciences is Professor Alessandro Simoni
The contact person for administrative matters at the PhD School is Dr. Antonella Cini