International relations and LLP/Erasmus
French Area: Dr Massimo Durante;
English Area: Dr Ludovica Poli;
Spanish Area: Dr Anna Mastromarino;
German Area: Dr Saverio Masuelli.
The role of the area coordinators is to run the tutoring and Learning Agreements for incoming and outgoing students, in each language, as well as to establish the final conversion sheet for the students returning from an international experience. The general coordinators are responsible for the management of tenders, bilateral agreements and collecting the conversion sheets, checking them and approving them for the final control phase by the Department Council.
The process is also supported by the Erasmus Tutor (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is responsible for supplying students with all information relative to participation in the project. The Tutor may be contacted for any questions related to:
- clarification on tenders
- application questions
- choice of materials for conversion
- assistance in the compilation of administrative documents necessary for departure.
Hours of the Erasmus tutor
INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAM LLP/ERASMUS
The LLP / Erasmus program provides students with the possibility to participate in exchange programs with foreign universities, as per agreements in place with the university.
The Office for International Mobility – Research and International Relations (via Po 31, tel. 011 6704425/4426 – fax 011 6704435, e-mail email@example.com) is responsible for all administrative inquiries and information relative to the international exchanges programs participated in by the University of Turin. Selection procedures and program management are for the most part online. For appointments it is necessary to contact the office by phone or email.
For information relating to foreign Universities and suggestions relative to the Learning Agreement and exams that will be taken overseas, students may consult the heads of the Erasmus Commission of Law and the Erasmus tutor (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), who is present in the Department of Law in room 2d288, in the hours set by the tutor, posted online.
At this time, law exchanges are in place with the following universities: Antwerpen (B), Liège (B), Fribourg (Ch), Lausanne (Ch), Augsburg (D), Göttingen (D), Münster (D), Trier (D), Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra (E), Bilbao (E), Castilla La-Mancha (E), Ciudad Real (E), Granada (E), Lleida (E), Logron-La Rioja (E), Madrid Complutense (E), Madrid Carlos III (E), Madrid San Pablo (E), Oviedo (E), Salamanca (E), Valencia (E), Vigo (E), Zaragoza (E), Chambéry (F), Lyon III (F), Montpellier (F), Nancy - Metz (F), Nice (F), Paris V (F), Paris Sciences Po (Ecole de droit) (F), Point-Antille (F), Atene (G), Bergen (N), Maastricht (NL), Lodz (PL), Szczecinski (PL), Varsavia (PL), Craiova (RO), Università Comenius di Bratislava (SK), Bangor (Wales – UK), London Westminster, (UK) Nottingham Trent University (UK).
After the publication of the LLP/Erasmus tender (generally in December/January of each month), students may submit their application electronically for one of the active destinations, as per the requirements stipulated in the tender by the Office for International Mobility.
The student must be enrolled in at least the second year of study and must have passed at least four exams during the first year at the moment of application.
The Erasmus Commission of the Department of Law is responsible for all the Degree programs of the Department. Current members are: Professor Alberto Oddenino and Edoardo Ferrante (general coordinators); Dr Ludovica Poli (English Area), Massimo Durante (French Area), Saverio Masuelli (German Area) and Anna Mastromarino (Spanish and Portuguese Area). Students should not however, refer to individual teachers as formal managers of exchanges with foreign universities.
Following the tender, the Commission will initiate the evaluation of the student candidature using the same criteria as provided under the University Regulations as adopted by the Rettoral Decree from 2 February 2006.
Following the outcome of the examination, the Commission will prepare a ranking on the basis of the International Mobility Section of the University of Turin and will assign the destination and the relative scholarships. This information will be supplied through the University website and through dedicated email announcements (generally to the student emails officially provided by the university): in this way students will be formally informed of their definitive placements (following the re-proposal phase) and the process to follow for departure and re-entry into Italy.
For reference, the website of the Mobility Section can be found here:
in the dedicated section for student mobility. Thanks to contact with the International Mobility Section and host universities, (through the relative coordinators of Erasmus exchange) winning students will determine the administrative and logistical aspects of their study period abroad (any eventual pre-inscriptions, Learning Agreements requested by the hosting University, departure dates, administrative formalities, accommodation abroad etc.).
If requested, winning students should send the destination University a pre-registration (application form) with in the timeframe requested, through the module on the university website or through online registration. At the same time, they should draw up their own Learning Agreement, detailing their workload as Erasmus students: this is created exclusively online (with use of access credentials on the Ateneo portal), with indications of the foreign exams that the student intends to sit and identifying the types of materials and scientific areas that these exams will cover in the conversion, with respect to the substitution constraints as listed below (part v. “Planning studies abroad”). The procedure is split: prior to departure students must gain approval for their Learning Agreement (electronically) from a member of the commission responsible for the Erasmus area.
Students may then, again using the web procedure, submit any changes to the Learning Agreement they wish to make within thirty days of their arrival at the foreign host university.
Following the student’s stay abroad, the foreign university will transmit the Transcript of Records to the International Mobility Office. In this phase, the Student will be referred to the office to complete the formalities for their return, submit the relevant documents and an application for the recognition of the foreign exams they have sat while abroad. Having completed such formalities, and once the conversion request has been transmitted from the International Mobility Office to the Erasmus Commission, the student should prepare, together with their Erasmus tutor and the competent member of the Erasmus Commission, the conversion sheet, downloadable from the website of Law in Excel format, inserting the foreign exams sat whilst abroad and the Italian material that will be subject to recognition (for which the TAF must be detailed; that is, the type of training material, the CFU and the scientific field), and the attribution of Italian grades that will be granted under the Ateneo Regulation (with respect to the credit system and the grade table ECTS).
After the conversion sheet has been approved, the procedure will be subjected to the Board of the relevant Department and will then be made available to the Student Secretary, who will automatically record the workload of the student (modifiable without penalty to allow for alignment with the conversion), with annotation to online records.
The foreign materials must fit into the study plans of the student in a consistent manner.
The maximum number of Italian credits with grades that are substitutable and thus may be recognised is:
a. in the case of stays from five to six months: 30 CFU;
b. in the case of stays from nine to ten months: 60 CFU
Credits that exceed these numbers may be substituted but they will be considered credits without grade for “other” activities.
The Italian CFU total must be equal to or less than the total number of ECTS credits earned abroad, in the overall sense, not exam for exam.
The Department provides winners of an Erasmus scholarship with the possibility to sit obligatory exams for the following year in advance that as a result of the movement overseas would be impossible to sit in time at the Department. Similarly, it is possible to “anticipate” subjects from the following years that can be replaced, to be supported abroad through the Erasmus program.
The general substitution rules put in place by the Department of Law are the following:
• Base or characteristic subjects
Where similar foreign education subjects exist, the following subjects are replaceable: IUS 02 (Private comparative law), IUS 13 (International Law), IUS 14 (European Union Law), and IUS 20 (Legal philosophy)
• Similar subjects
Where similar foreign education materials exist, the following subjects are replaceable: from 6 CFU or from 12 CFU, belonging to the economic sector (SECS-P) or sociological (SPS) and to the legal-scientific discipline: IUS 01, IUS 02, IUS 04, IUS 07, IUS 08, IUS 10, IUS 11, IUS 12, IUS 13, IUS 14, IUS 15, IUS 16, IUS 17, IUS 18, IUS 19, IUS 20, IUS 21.
• Free choice subjects
Substitutable without particular equivalence constraints to subjects, from 6 CFU or 12 CFU, at the free choice of the student.
• “Other” credits
Language, seminar and other activities are substitutable
For those who wish, it is possible to communicate willingness to collaborate with the Erasmus tutor of the department to help welcome foreign students in the best possible way. Any collaboration will, subject to the above conditions, provide for the same ranking to access the LLP-Erasmus program.