Careers and stakeholders


The Master's degree programme in Law prepares students to launch a traditional career in the field, as attorney magistrate or notary, whilst providing students with the opportunity to explore a number of other law-related career paths, for which a thorough knowledge of law is required - either in a self-employed capacity or as salaried employees.
Professional opportunities for those earning this degree may be summarised, in a very general way, using the ISTAT professional classification as follows:

Attorneys
- Role in the workforce: The professions included in this category represent and safeguard the interests of individuals and organisations in legal proceedings, and at the various levels of civil, criminal, and administrative actions; they draft deeds, contracts, and other legal documents; they provide legal advice and counsel; they act as Arbitrator and mediator in an alternative-dispute-resolution setting.
- Skills associated with this role: students on this track must possess adequate knowledge in the field of civil, criminal, administrative, and tax matters.
- Employment opportunities: Legal practice, upon completion of the legal-apprenticeship period with a law firm (this requirement may be fulfilled, in part, through enrolment in the Postgraduate School of Legal Professions) and passing the State Exam to be able to practice law.

Notaries
- Role in the workforce: Generate and record inter vivos and testamentary deeds; notarise the same; retain them; issue copies, excerpts, and certifications for the same; determine the intent of the contracting parties, and memorialise such intent in writing, ensuring the lawfulness of the deed or other official document resulting therefrom; recommend the proper legal instrument for the parties to reach their goals; vet the legal compliance of the content of any resulting agreement or transaction.
- Skills associated with this role: These professionals must possess adequate knowledge in the field of legal affairs, civil, zoning, tax, international, and EU law in particular.
- Employment opportunities: solo practitioner or member of a firm, upon completion of an apprenticeship through a notary's offices (which requirement may be met through enrolment in the Postgraduate School of Legal Professions) and passing the state exam for notaries.

Magistrates
- Role in the workforce: Adjudicate criminal, civil, and administrative matters at various levels of proceedings; oversee criminal procedure and exercise the power of the State in criminal proceedings; conduct judicial review of public expenditures under current statutes and regulations.
- Skills associated with this role: These professionals must possess adequate knowledge in the field of civil, criminal, administrative, international, and EU law.
- Employment opportunities: Courts of ordinary, administrative, and tax regulation, upon passing the State Exam.

Corporate legal affairs personnel
- Role in the workforce: These professionals address, manage, and coordinate operations through designated offices regarding the legal aspects of a business (especially in regulated professions: banking, insurance, and financial intermediation); they generate deeds, contracts, and other legal documents; they provide consulting on legal matters within their assigned department or division.
- Skills associated with this role: These professionals must possess solid knowledge in the legal field, civil, criminals and tax matters in particular.
- Employment opportunities: Employment in corporate legal affairs offices.

Public administration legal affairs personnel
- Role in the workforce: These professionals address, manage, and coordinate operations through designated offices regarding the legal aspects of their public agency or entity, or the Public Administration at large; they generate deeds, contracts, and other legal documents; they provide consulting on legal matters within their assigned department or division.
- Skills associated with this role: These professionals must possess solid knowledge in the legal field, administrative matters in particular.
- Employment opportunities: legal affairs departments within entities of public administration, national and supranational public entities, and industry supervisory authorities (Bank of Italy, Consob, Ivass, Italian Antitrust Authority, Pension Fund Supervisory Commission, Data Protection Authority, Energy and Natural Gas Authority, etc.), upon passing the state examination.

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Stakeholders

The programme interacts with local, national and international stakeholders, such as professional organizations, manufacturing companies and service providers.