The jurist with a passion for Europe and philosophy
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The jurist with a passion for Europe and philosophy

FULL PROFESSOR OF CIVIL LAW IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES, PIETRO SIRENA WAS CONFIRMED IN HIS POSITION OF DEAN OF THE BOCCONI SCHOOL OF LAW, WITH AN ADDITIONAL REMIT CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY'S LEGAL AFFAIRS

Pietro Sirena, in his new mandate, revolutionizes undergraduate education in Italy, by opening a new bachelor program in law with a major international slant and all courses taught in English. This in order to have young legal professionals who enter the professional world to undertake an international career at the service of companies and institutions, but above all who know how to interpret the changing needs of civil society.

The Bocconi Bachelor in Global Law will start in academic year 2023-24, and Pietro Sirena explains its rationale: "It is a course born from the need to accelerate the presence of our graduates in the world of legal services and functions, preparing them to grow professionally in an international context characterized by innovation and social responsibility”. However, landing in the market for undergraduate programs is not the only tool with which Sirena wants to increase the visibility of the School and the internationalization of its student body: "Another is are two LLM programs in European Business Law and Internet Technology, which are doing very well. Then there is the subject of experiential learning, linked to behavioral skills and legal clinics, done in Italian (Bollate, San Siro, a start-up with Bocconi for Innovation) and in English (TradeLab). Then there is the legal clinic which gives our students the opportunity to help those who are forced to flee Ukraine and need information on legal obligations small and large that need to be fulfilled in our country. Finally, there are the MOOT court competitions, in which our students train themselves to work as a legal team and compete with their peers from the most prestigious law schools around the world”. Obviously, adds Dean Sirena, "these activities are created by a closely-knit and authoritative team of colleagues from the Department of Legal Studies, who follow them on a daily basis and must get all the credit for their success".

Pietro Sirena, who graduated from Sapienza University in Rome and did university studies also in Germany, has a great passion, the history of philosophy: "The great German and Austrian thinkers gave a formidable contribution to European culture and reading them in their language was for me also an opportunity to consider the study of law in a broader sense, in connection with the other social sciences and from an international perspective”.

by Davide Ripamonti
Translated by Alex Foti


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