University of Palermo | UNIPA (Italy)

The University of Palermo (UNIPA) was officially founded in 1806, although its earliest roots date back to 1498 when medicine and law were taught there. The Law School of Palermo University – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (from now: Di.Gi.) is the heir of the ancient Faculty of Law, a place where many of the most authoritative jurists in the Italian and European fields were trained and have taught. As part of the State University the main goals are 3: a) Research, b) Education and c) the so-called “third mission”, that regards activities for the social accountability of Academy. 

The Di.Gi. was one of the few Law school in Italy awarded a funding of several years within the Ministerial program “Departments of Excellence 2018-2022”. This result acknowledges the importance of a project which aims at placing the Department in a central position within the Euro-Mediterranean Research Area. The Di.Gi. decided to invest the grants of the award to create a Master Course in “International migration: Law and Public Policy”. Di.Gi. also organizes lifelong learning activities for legal professionals, social workers and interested citizens (such as lawyers, magistrates, civil servants) in partnership with NGOs and others civil society actors.