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The “Studium Juris”, founded in Macerata in 1290, is one of the oldest in Europe. Seven centuries of history and tradition have consolidated its cultural heritage based on the recognized quality of teaching and the high level of scientific research.  In line with its noble tradition, the Department of Law proposes a high quality training, ensuring access to the professions of lawyer, judge, and notary. It is also effective for the preparation of labour consultant, transport consultant, judicial and criminological operator, public administration professional, social services professional and legal expert for innovation.
The Department of Law puts a special focus on the international training of future jurists. It offers students the possibility to pursue post-graduate education through Doctoral Programmes in Law and Innovation, the Specialisation School for Legal Professions, and the Specialisation School in Labour Rights, Labour and Social Security Law. From the academic year 2013/2014 the Department of Law, in collaboration with the Université d'Orléans, offers students the opportunity to undertake a bi-national degree course in Italian and French Law, for the achievement of the one-block degree in Law in Italy and the French qualifications of Licence en droit and Master 2. Furthermore, from the academic year 2017/2018 the Department of Law launched a multiple degree course in Italian and French Law with the Faculté Libre de Droit et d’Economie et de Gestion – FACO of Paris, it offers students the opportunity to undertake the one-block degree in Law in Italy and the qualification corresponding to the French ‘licence en droit’ and M1, delivered by Faco.

The Department of Law has particularly distinguished itself in the evaluation of scientific research (Italian “VQR 2015 - 2019”) and is in second position of fifteen Italian Departments of Law to be the winner of the “Departments of Excellence”The theme of the project is "Innovation and vulnerability: legal problems and protections".

The important recognition follows the one already obtained in 2018 that saw him as the winner of the "Department of Excellence" where project theme was "Law and Innovation. Europe and China facing the challenges of globalization”. The implementation of the project will make possible to expand the teaching and technical-administrative staff, to finance research grants, research contracts and PhD scholarships, to promote calls for new stimulating projects, to select visiting professors, to start a Living Lab. In terms of infrastructure, the law library, which has been extensively upgraded with the previous project, will be reinforced, specifically increasing digital resources and new technological tools for research. The funding obtained will also make it possible to improve the historic and prestigious headquarters of the Department of Law that will undergo a profound renovation from 2023, allowing the construction of new classrooms to improve innovative teaching and new recreational spaces for students.