Master in Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (jorgefabraz@gmail.com)

Les comparto una invitación de la Universidad de Génova. 

Dear friend, distinguished colleague,


On behalf of the Department of Jurisprudence of the University of Genoa, I am pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Post-graduate Master Programme (one year, 60 CFU) in Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy / Estado de Derecho global y Democracia constitucional / Stato di Diritto globale e Democrazia costituzionale.


The Master programme will start on November 1st, 2012, and end on October 31st, 2013. Lectures will be held in English and/or Spanish, according to the language skills of the students. In order to obtain the Master Degree, students will be required to pass 18 exams (eight courses will be held in a four-weeks residential session at the Imperia campus of the University of Genoa, between January 21st and February 15th, 2013, plus ten courses in three on-line sessions: November-December 2012, March-April 2013, and May-June 2013) and write a Master thesis (July-October 2013). The number of participants to the Master is limited to a maximum of 25 students. 10 scholarships are being offered, on the terms specified in the announcement (and also in the information form below). Applications, to be filled on-line, must be received by June 30th, 2012, at 12.00 AM. Further information may be found in the following part of this e-mail or at this link: http://bit.ly/Mc5jZ7


Due to the high qualification of its teaching staff, the Master is designed to provide its students with a unique opportunity for technical training and cultural intellectual development on key subjects for the establishment and maintenance of morally decent societies.


Thank you very much for your kind attention and, if you decide to do so, for spreading this Call to any interested person.


Best regards,

Pierluigi Chiassoni
President of the Programme




Master in Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy
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University of
Genoa
Department of
Jurisprudence
Via Balbi 30/18
16126 Genova


Informations

Deadline for Applications
on-line
click per Domanda di ammissione on-line
June 30th, 2012,
at 12h00 AM


The Master Programme is specially addressed to:

Students
... with a graduate degree (ultimate date: October 15th, 2012) and intending to start a doctoral study programme in the fields of jurisprudence or political philosophy for which a postgraduate degree is required.
Lawyers (Solicitors, Judges, Public Officials)
... working on national or international levels in relation with the protection of human rights.
Academics (Teachers and Researchers)
... who wish to broaden their understanding of constitutional democracy and global rule of law.
Managers of NGOs or Private Companies
... who wish to acquire theoretical and practical means for improving their professional performance.


ADMISSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 A university degree of at least ten semesters
   • Reading comprehension in English and, eventually, Spanish and/or Italian
     • Oral and written communication in at least one of the three official languages of the programme (English, Spanish or Italian)


TUITION FEES

The tuition fees amount to 3.100,oo EUR, including official stamps (14,62 EUR) and state taxes for university enrolment (189,oo EUR).

The organising committee has made an agreement with a colegge on the basis of which master students will get reduced prices for meals and accommodation for the whole period of the residential session in Imperia.



SCHOLARSHIPS

Ten scholarships will be provided for competing candidates.

Each scholarship includes the full exemption from tuition fees (of 3.100 EUR) plus a contribution of 1.000 EUR to the costs of travel and accommodation in Imperia for the residential session (January 21st - February 15th, 2013).



MANAGING COMMITTEE

Pierluigi Chiassoni
(president)
Paolo Comanducci
Riccardo Guastini
María Cristina Redondo
Giovanni Battista Ratti

Università di Genova,
-- Genoa --
Pierre Brunet
Université Paris X Ouest-Nanterre
-- Paris --
Rafael Escudero
Universidad Carlos III
-- Madrid
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Jordi Ferrer
Universitat de Girona
-- Girona --

José Juan Moreso
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
-- Barcelona --

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Deadline for Applications
on-line
click per Domanda di ammissione on-line
June 30th, 2012,
at 12h00 AM



On behalf of the Department of Jurisprudence of the University of Genoa, I am pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Post-graduate Master Programme (one year, 60 CFU) in
Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy
 Estado de Derecho global y Democracia constitucional
Stato di Diritto globale e Democrazia costituzionale

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Academic Year 2012/2013

The Master programme will start on November 1st, 2012, and end on October 31st, 2013. Lectures will be held in English and/or Spanish, according to the language skills of the students. In order to obtain the Master Degree, students will be required to pass 18 exams (eight courses will be held in a four-weeks residential session at the Imperia campus of the University of Genoa, between January 21st and February 15th, 2013, plus ten courses in three on-line sessions: November-December 2012, March-April 2013, and May-June 2013) and write a Master thesis (July-October 2013). The number of participants to the Master is limited to a maximum of 25 students. 10 scholarships are being offered, on the terms specified in the announcement (and also in the information form below). Applications, to be filled on-line, must be received by June 30th, 2012, at 12.00 AM. Further information may be found in the following part of this e-mail.

Due to the
high qualification of its teaching staff, the Master is designed to provide its students with a unique opportunity for technical training and cultural intellectual development on key subjects for the establishment and maintenance of morally decent societies.

Thank you very much for your kind attention and, if you decide to do so, for spreading this Call to any interested person.

                Best regards,
Pierluigi Chiassoni
  President of the Programme
Genoa, May 16th, 2012

Programme and Professors | Application | Presentation

The Master programme is divided into five sessions: three of them will be devoted to distant (on-line) courses, one to residential courses taught at Genoa University's Campus of Imperia, and one to the writing of a Master thesis as the final step for obtaining the Master's Degree. The language(s) of the on-line courses and of the residential courses will depend on students' overall skills. However, reading comprehension of English and, eventually, of Spanish and/or Italian is required, as well as oral and written communication in one of the three official languages of this programme (English, Spanish or Italian).

The residential session (four weeks between January 21st and February 15th, 2013) will take place in Imperia and will consists of eight courses and two conferences by some of the best international experts in the field:
1. Constitutional State and General Theory of State
Teachers: Pierre BRUNET, Véronique CHAMPEIL-DESPLATS & Éric MILLARD (Université Paris X Ouest-Nanterre)
2. Liberalism, Democracy, and Rule of Law
Teachers: Michelangelo BOVERO (Università di Torino), Massimo CUONO (Università di Torino), Andrea GREPPI (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid), Patricia MINDUS (Università di Uppsala), and Valentina PAZÉ (Università di Torino)
3. Legal Interpretation and Argumentation
Teachers: Damiano CANALE (Università Bocconi, Milano), Pierluigi CHIASSONI (Università di Genova) & Riccardo GUASTINI (Università di Genova)
4. Constitutional Theory and Fundamental Rights
Teachers: Luigi FERRAJOLI (emerito dell'Università Roma Tre) & Giorgio PINO (Università di Palermo)
5. Ethical Theory and Human Rights
Teachers: Mauro BARBERIS (Università di Trieste), José Juan MORESO (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) & Vittorio VILLA (Università di Palermo)
6. Whither Positivism?
Teachers: Mauro BARBERIS (Università di Trieste), José Juan MORESO (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) & Vittorio VILLA (Università di Palermo)
7. General Theory of Law and Legal Science
Teachers: Paolo COMANDUCCI (Università di Genova) & Juan RUÍZ MANERO (Universidad de Alicante)
8. Human Rights, Globalisation and Multiculturalism
Teachers: Eleonora CECCHERINI (Università di Genova), Giancarlo ROLLA (Università di Genova) & José María SAUCA (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
Conferences: Constitutional Rights
Teacher: Frederick SCHAUER (University of Virginia)


On-line courses Every student must participate in ten on-line courses chosen from a list of fifteen courses offered by the programme. The courses will be given through an internet platform in three different session of about two months (from November 1st to December 21st, 2012; from March 4th to April 27th, 2013; and from May 6th to June 30th, 2013). Participants will be asked to read and discuss some key texts chosen by the lecturer(s), and/or to write short papers for evaluation.

1. Logic for Lawyers
Teacher: Giovanni Batistta RATTI (Università di Genova)
2. Constitutional Argumentation
Teacher: Carlos BERNAL PULIDO (Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotà)
3. Analytical Legal Theory
Teacher: Pierluigi CHIASSONI (Università di Genova)
4. Legal Science
Teacher: Álvaro NÚÑEZ VAQUERO (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
5. Philosophy of International Law
Teacher: Giulio ITZCOVICH (Università di Brescia)
6. Practical Ethics and Jurisprudence
Teachers: Bruno CELANO and Aldo SCHIAVELLO (Università di Palermo)
7. Democracy, Terrorism, War and Peace
Teacher: Andrea GREPPI (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
8. Republicanism and Deliberative Democracy
Teacher: José Luís MARTÍ (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
9. Contemporary Constitutional Theory
Teacher: Roberto GARGARELLA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
10. Transitional Justice
Teacher: Rafael ESCUDERO (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
11. Global Bioethics
Teacher: Rodolfo VÁZQUEZ (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
12. Pragmatism, Law and Economics
Teacher: Giovanni TUZET (Università Bocconi, Milan)
13. Philosophy of Evidence
Teacher: Jordi FERRER BELTRÁN (Universitat de Girona)
14. Theories of Justice
Teacher: María Cristina REDONDO (Università di Genova) and Andrès ROSSETTI (Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina)
15. Justice, Gender, and Poverty
Professors: Susanna POZZOLO (Università di Brescia) and Marisa IGLESIAS VILA (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Students must participate in no less than two courses in each of the three on-line distant learning sessions. If a course will be chosen by fewer than five (5) students, it will not be activated.


Elaboration of a Master thesis In order to be awarded the post-graduate degree of Master in “Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy”, each student must present a final dissertation, which is meant to show the candidate’s capacity of doing individual research on one of the subjects of the courses of the Master. During the stay in Imperia, each student will be assigned two tutors who will supervise her or his work for the Master thesis based on a previously approved research project.

The thesis shall not exceed 150.000 characters (about 50 pages). The deadline for submitting it is October 30th, 2013. It will be assessed by a commission appointed by.

Applicants are required to possess (or being in the process of finalisation of) a university degree of at least 10 semesters in one of the following disciplines: law, political science, philosophy, economics. The applications of candidates with degrees in other disciplines will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

How to apply for this Master? Read attentively the official call for applications and present your candidature on-line.

THE DEADLINE
  for applications is:
12h on June 30th, 2012


Documents to attach in PDF to your on-line application:
  1. a copy of your identity card or passport
  2. curriculum vitae et studiorum
    (Indicate the level of your language skills: written comprehension in English and, eventually, Spanish and/or Italian, as well as oral and written communication in at least one of the official languages of the programme - English, Spanish or Italian.)
  3. a self-certification of your academic records (a list of all the subjects of your university degree and the grades obtained thereof)
  4. a copy of the original university diploma
    + in case of a degree obtained outside of Italy, and not yet officially declared as equivalent to an Italian university degree, add a proof that the procedure has been started for obtaining a declaration of its equivalence (Such a declaration of equivalence—in Italian: "equipollenza ai soli fini del concorso"need to be solicited at and made by a competent Italian diplomatic or consular representation for the zone where the studies were carried out.)
  5. a self-certification concerning the veracity of the statements and the authenticity of the documents attached to the application (Download the form o such a self-certification in PDF or DOC which is also accessible from the web page of the on-line application procedure. Such a form shall first be printed, filled and signed by the applicant, and then attached again in a PDF format.)
  6. up to two letters of recommendation
  7. for the candidates intending to apply for scholarship: attach a research project or an original paper on one of the subjects of the Master, written either in English, Spanish, French or Italian. The project or the paper shall not exceed 3.000 words.
All documents attached to your application need to be uploaded in PDF (and take less than 2 Megabytes of memory per document).

The final results will be published on the web site of the Department of Legal Sciences on July 27th, 2012.
Evaluation of applications: The Admissions Committee, which will evaluate the applications for admission and for scholarships, will assign to every application up to 100 points according to the following criteria: up to a max. of 20 points for evaluation of a candidate's university degree and the CV, up to a max. of 10 points for evaluation of the letters of recommendation, and up to a max. of 70 points for evaluation of the research project or an original paper (the latter is obligatory only for those applying for scholarship).


University of
Genoa
Department of
Legal Sciences
Via Balbi 30/18
16126 Genova


For more information
Phone:
+ 39 (0)10 2099944


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