Tarello Institute for Legal Philosophy

Home » Studying at TiLPh » Master in “Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy”

Master in “Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy”

Here you can find the official web page of our
Master in “Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy”

English versionVersión española


Are you up for the challenge?  The applications 

for 2022/23 are already open and will close on 5 May 

The XII Edition of the advanced Master in Global Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy (2022-23) is offered with a double degree by the University of Genoa (Italy) and the University of Girona (Spain). The programme consists of a) a four-week residential session in Italy, b) three on-line sessions with optional courses, and c) an individual research project.

One month in Italy.  Eight courses are held during a four-week residential session in Italy between June and July.  Each one of them is given by two or three professors having different standpoints on the subject matter.

Ten on-line courses.  You can choose them from a list of more than thirty optional courses offered in the programme. They are based on guided reading assignments and individual professorial feedback.

Your own research project.  Two supervisors follow and advise the student with the work for the masters dissertation based on a previously approved research project.

It is taught by a number of well-known scholars in the fields of legal philosophy and constitutional theory:

Prof. Robert Alexy, Prof. Juan Pablo Alonso, Prof. María Beatriz Arriagada Cáceres, Prof. Mauro Barberis, Prof. Carlos Bernal Pulido, Prof. Martin Borowski, Prof. Hernán Bouvier, Prof. Michelangelo Bovero, Prof. Alejandro D. Calzetta, Prof. Damiano Canale, Prof. Flavia Carbonell Bellolio, Prof. Bruno Celano, Prof. Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Prof. Alejandro Chehtman, Prof. Pierluigi Chiassoni, Prof. Paolo Comanducci, Dr. Massimo Cuono, Dr. Giovanni Damele, Dr. Diego Dei Vecchi, Dr. Andrea Dolcetti, Prof. Adam Dyrda, Prof. Rafael Escudero Alday, Dr. Fabrizio Esposito, Prof. Carolina Fernández Blanco, Prof. Jordi Ferrer Beltrán, Prof. Sebastián Figueroa Rubio, Prof. Andrea Greppi, Prof. Riccardo Guastini, Prof. Giulio Itzcovich, Prof. Mathias Klatt, Dr. Andrej Kristan, Dr. Pau Luque Sánchez, Dr. Luca Malagoli, Prof. Juliano Maranhao, Prof. José Luis Martí, Prof. Tecla Mazzarese, Prof. Eric Millard, Prof. Patricia Mindus, Prof. Diego Moreno Cruz, Prof. Pablo Moreno Cruz, Prof. Álvaro Núñez Vaquero, Prof. Daniel Oliver Lalana, Prof. Diego Papayannis, Prof. Valentina Pazé, Prof. Francesca Poggi, Prof. Susanna Pozzolo, Dr. Julieta Rabanos, Prof. Giovanni Battista Ratti, Prof. María Cristina Redondo, Prof. Andrés Rossetti, Prof. Juan Ruiz Manero, Dr. María de Guadalupe Salmorán Villar, Dr. Alessio Sardo, Dr. Natalia Scavuzzo, Prof. Frederick Schauer, Prof. Aldo Schiavello, Prof. Michel Troper, Prof. Giovanni Tuzet, Prof. Carmen Vázquez Rojas, Prof. Silvia Zorzetto.

Tuition fees amount to 4.820,00 EUR, including official stamps (16,00 EUR) and state taxes for university enrolment (189,00 EUR).

Scholarships & bursaries: Fifteen scholarships will be awarded altogether to the competing candidates. The Universities of Genoa and Girona offer five scholarships, which consist in the complete exemption from the tuition fees (for a total amount of 4.520 EUR). Another five scholarships offered by the University of Genoa consist in the exemption from tuition fees for an amount of 2.000 EUR. The last five scholarships offered by the University of Genoa consist in the exemption from tuition fees for an amount of 1.000 EUR

Requirements for application. Applicants are required to possess (or being in the process of finalisation of) a university degree of at least 10 semesters in Law. The applications of candidates with degrees in other disciplines (Social Sciences, Philosophy, etc.) will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Target groups: Judges, lawyers, public officials and NGO activists are among our addresses, though the program is of particular interest also for graduates intending to start a doctoral programme, and for academics.

Languages: Reading and listening comprehension of both English & Spanish is necessary, whereas for oral and written communication students may also use Italian or French.

 How to Apply?

Each year a Call is published sometime in Spring with the early application deadline in the first days of May.

In 2022, the enrolment deadline is 5 May, 2022, at 12.00 noon (Italian time).

The selection of candidates is based on student’s curriculum vitae et studiorum, transcript of records for the university degree, and up to two lettres of recommendation. Those applying for a scholarship have to send a research project too.  The number of participants to the programme is limited to a maximum of 35 students.

The courses start in November. A link to the Call can be found here.  For more information, check:

foto.phpchiassoni .
We appreciate your interest.
Don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail.

Pierluigi Chiassoni (Genova) and
Jordi Ferrer Beltrán (Girona)
directors of the programme