Rights, Person, Innovation and Market

Copertina PhD Diritti. Persona, Innovazione e Mercato

PhD Programme


Department of Law

Coordinator (pending election): Prof. Luca Masera


The PHD intends to support research projects aimed at combining attention to cultural, technological and methodological innovation, with which the legal sciences have been called to confront in recent years, with a view that places the rights of the person in the foreground and the person as the main referent of law. The growing complexity of phenomena, which the jurist must contribute to governing, makes it more necessary than ever a clear identification of solid value foundations, and the reference to the person as a key reading of modernity identifies a precious anchor of research paths. The PhD program sees the participation of professors from both private and public law sectors, on the assumption that phenomena such as digital innovation and the creation of value by the users themselves that is related to it, or the environmental sustainability, as well as the emergence and construction of new production models, require a close correlation of the public and private sectors. The participation of teachers of legal philosophy and historical-comparative sectors also goes in the direction of developing in the doctoral students a methodological sensibility that takes into account the social, economic, cultural aspects of a given space-time context, developing the ability to contextualise and relativize legal solutions.

Occupational and professionals goals

The PhD intends to train professionals capable of independently developing innovative research paths in the field of legal sciences, both in the private sector and in the public sector. The skills acquired can be usefully put to use, in addition to traditional research paths (at universities or other study and research institutions), in a plurality of professional contexts. With regard to opportunities within the public administration, the PhD provides the appropriate preparation to cover positions that require high skills in the analysis of decision-making processes and in the technical-legal processing : the multidisciplinary nature of the PhD aims precisely at increasing the ability of PhD students to approach issues in a transversal way and far from rigid schematisms. With regard to possible placements within the private sector (profit and non-profit), at the end of the training course, PhDs will be able to compete for roles that require the specialized skills and sensitivities essential to outline and supervise organizational models, aimed at preparing an adequate legal framework for technological innovations and for the development of new production and work systems.


The PhD Programme is a III level study programme open to holders of II level degrees (Master of Science degree or similar academic qualification awarded abroad and considered equivalent in terms of duration, level and field of study).

Upon conclusion of the educational and research prospectus, after passing the final exam, the digree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded.



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Last updated on: 07/07/2022