Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2022-2023

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Fall Semester (1 October - 22 December, 2022)


Legal Clinic on Migration and Asylum 2022

Dott. Carlo Caprioglio

The course:
The Legal Clinic on Migration and Asylum is a complementary course (7 CFU), structured in three modules, with mandatory class attendance.

The first module (3 CFU) includes 24 hours of lessons dedicated to immigration and international protection laws, both domestic and supranational.

The second module (3 CFU), formed by 24 hours seminar lessons, provides students with an introduction to critical studies on citizenship, migration, and borders.

The third module provides an 8-hour internship at the Clinic's Front Office, in which students are engaged in activities of legal advice to migrants and asylum seekers under the supervision of lawyers specialized in immigration law.

How to enroll:
The clinical methodology requires a smaller number of students than traditional teaching. The Legal Clinic on Migration and Asylum course thus has a cap of 25 students (exceptions are possible in specific cases). For the A.Y. 2022-2023, classes will be held in person.
Applications received in the days that immediately follow the deadline will still be evaluated, considering the number of students enrolled and the applicant's profile.

GPA and English language certificate are not required. However, students must be able to attend classes taught in English.

In case of over-application, the preference will be given to students closer to the end of their educational path.
In the application, students are thus invited to indicate:

- name and surname;
- the year of enrollment (i.e., third, fourth, and so on);
- the degree programme;
- any previous experience in the field of migrant rights and social volunteering.

The deadline for applications is the 30th of September 2022.

Applications should be sent via email to:

The project:
Founded in 2010, the Roma Tre Legal Clinic on Migration and Asylum (Clinica del Diritto dell’Immigrazione e della Cittadinanza) is one of the first clinical courses established in Italy. It combines experimental learning, research and public engagement. The Clinic is attended by an average of 25 law students. The Clinic is an elective course with mandatory class attendance. Students who pass the final exam acquire 7 university educational credits (CFU).

First in Italy, in 2012 the Clinic set up a public “Front Office service” where law students are directly involved in providing information and legal assistance to migrants and asylum seekers under the supervision of immigration lawyers. Each year, the Clinic’s Front Office follows up an average of 120 asylum claims and immigration cases with a 90% success rate. Thanks to the support of private foundations and European fundings, the Clinic provides annual scholarships that allow selected students to collaborate with the Clinic’s Front Office as Junior Assistants and tutors of the new students.

Since its establishment, the Clinic has carried out several research projects and advocacy activities that have had impact at the national and international levels. Between 2014 and 2016, the Clinic coordinated the ‘Lexilium profect’, a national research on judicial decisions on migrant detention. The results of the research have been quoted by the 2014 International Commission of Jurists’ report ‘“Undocumented” Justice for Migrants in Italy’. The Clinic was also heard by the Group of Experts on Trafficking of the European Council (Greta) and by the UN Special rapporteur on the right to food. In 2022, the Clinic engaged with the UN Special rapporteur on the situation of the human rights defenders that resulted in a joint statement by three UN Special rapporteurs calling on the Italian Government to stop criminalizing solidarity with migrant people.

The Clinic is member of the Italian Network of Law Clinics and of the European Network for Clinical Education (ENCLE). The Clinic collaborates with several law firms, NGOs and associations: among others, the Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI); Intersos Italia; Casa delle Donne Lucha y Siesta; Libellula Italia APS; Arci Solidarietà.

Current projects:
2022-2023 - “YEAR - Youth Education and Activism for Refugees’ and Migrants’ Rights" Erasmus Project (KA210-YOU - Small-scale partnerships in youth). Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
2022-2023 - “La clinica del diritto come approccio integrato alla tutela legale delle soggettività migranti. Focus sui percorsi di emancipazione delle persone migranti transgender”. Funded by Fondazione Haiku Lugano.



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