It has recently been included by the Italian University Evaluation Agency among the fifteen (from over 65) “Departments of Excellence.” The faculty members include over 40 full professors, 30 associate professors and 20 assistant professors who offer over 100 courses to the 6000 students who are enrolled in the law degree curriculum (in Italy the law degree is obtained after having earned 300 ECTS credits during a five-year period).
Among the courses offered there are, presently, 18 courses entirely taught in English (9 for each of the two semesters), but also courses in French and Spanish.
The “Studying Law at Roma Tre” programme was launched over ten years ago thanks to a grant by the Ferdinando Peretti Foundation. Hundreds of students, from Roma Tre, from Erasmus partners and from other international universities have taken advantage of the opportunity.
All courses carry 7 ECTS credits (i.e., between 50 to 60 classroom hours), have a compulsory attendance policy, and are all highly engaging, to help improve students’ practical skills. The Programme offers also a number of seminars, carrying 4 ECTS credits, and generally requiring 30 classroom hours. Methods used in the classrooms build on traditions developed over ten centuries of legal teaching in Italy (Bologna university law school – the first in Europe – was founded in 1088), and enrich them with the most innovative methods from other legal traditions, including US legal education.
Furthermore, and in connection with the Programme, Roma Tre offers a unique Dual Degree programme with the Nova Southeastern University School of Law (NSU, in Florida) which enables students to obtain a degree both in Italy and to USA. It also offers also semester exchange programmes with NSU; Cardozo Law School, in New York; University of Washington, in Seattle; SISU, in Shanghai and University of Canberra, in Australia.