Timing of Activities

Class activities: 

1st semester courses:       from early September to early December

2nd semester courses:      from early February to mid-May (*)



1st semester courses – “main” session: January (for some courses: early session from around 10 December to 20 December *)

2nd semester courses – “main” session: from mid-May to mid-June.


Only the first three sessions are open to LLM students for each course (three for 1st semester courses and three for 2nd semester courses).

Students should try to sit for their exam in the first (“main”) session; nevertheless, as some exam dates might overlap, students are given two more sessions during the academic year in order to allow for better scheduling.

The two additional sessions also serve as retake sessions for those students that failed the exam in the previous session.

Final work:

From the end of the 2nd semester courses (mid-May) to the end of October.

Alternative types of final work: short research paper; or internship + report on internship; or work in a Bocconi legal clinic + report on the activity; or moot court + report on the activity.

The end of October is the deadline to get the supervisor’s final approval of short research papers as well as the deadline to submit the internship reports. The final work must be recorded in the academic transcript by the end of October.

Ceremony of diplomas: 
Mid December. 

(*) A Christmas break is scheduled in the first seme.ster; a Easter break is scheduled in the second semester.