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Law - Integrated Programme

Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the University of Padova


As of winter semester 2017/2018 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding diploma programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Law
Duration/ ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister der Rechtswissenschaften (Mag.iur)
ISCED-F 0421 Law
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 102
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2001W) *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before the first diploma examination has been completed if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 hours at a higher-level secondary school.

* Information on the Curriculum (2001W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins »

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2017 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following examinations must be passed:

  1. Introduction to Law (§3 no. 1) VO 4, 6 ECTS-Credits,
  2. Legal Research Skills (§ 3 no. 2) VO 2, 3 ECTS-Credits.

(2) Successful passing of all examinations of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations.

(3) Before all courses of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage have been passed, courses corresponding to a maximum of 21 ECTS-Credits may be passed.The prerequisites specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Subjects / Modules

The Integrated Diploma Programme in Law consists of two parts, each of which is completed with a diploma examination.

First Diploma Examination (two semesters)

This part conveys the fundamentals of law, the competent use of internet databases and economic knowledge that is important for legal professions. Joint courses held in German with students of Austrian law are included in this part.

  • Introduction to Law

  • Roman Private Law

  • History of Law
  • Italian Constitutional Law Including Constitutional Theory und General Theory of the State
  • Economics

Second Diploma Examination (six semesters)

Teaching focuses on the material that is essential for legal activities. Bilingual training is supported by professors from the partner university in Padova.

  • Italian Private Law Including Italian Private International Law
  • Italian Civil Procedure
  • Italian Commercial Law, Italian Law of Negotiable Instruments and Principles of Italian Intellectual Property Law
  • Italian Criminal Law, Italian Criminal Procedure and Principles of the Italian Penal System and Criminology
  • Italian Administrative Law, Administrative Procedure and Selected Fields of Italian Administration; Theory of Administration
  • Italian Labour Law and Principles of Italian Social Law
  • European Law
  • Public International Law and Principles of the Law of International Organisations
  • Philosphy of Law
  • elective courses

Qualification Profile and Skills

The goal of the Integrated Diploma Programme in Law is to provide bilingual universal legal training in Italian law. Graduates are able to participate in all areas of the law at a high level. They are able to familiarize themselves quickly and competently with new and changing legal issues. Important for this purpose are legal and methodological competences in national Italian, European and international law as well as critical skills, language abilities, perfect bilingualism in German and Italian, argumentation skills, and communication and negotiation competences. The Integrated Diploma Programme in Law offers broad technical training, preparing students for the regulated legal professions of lawyers, judges, notaries, public prosecutors and specialized administration services in Italy as well as for activities requiring legal expertise in business, politics, culture and social affairs.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The requirements for succesful completion of the programme include, in particular, a diploma thesis that serves to demonstrate the student's ability to treat academic topics independently and with proper consideration of content and method.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The primary occupational fields of graduates of the Integrated Diploma Programme in Law include the classic legal professions. To these belong the professions of judge, lawyer, public prosecutor, notary, and high-level legally-related administrative services. As generalists, the graduates of the programme may pursue numerous other law-related careers, such as in interest groups (chambers, professional associations), in supranational and international organizations (e.g. the European Union, UN, WTO) as well as in politics, culture, and social and commercial areas.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

  • Guidelines for the recognition of exams

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Esther Happacher, LLM

Office for South Tyrolean Students

Information for students with disabilities

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