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Bocconi School of Law (Semester)
Milano, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Minimum GPA:: 3.0
Program Description:
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Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools. Bocconi seeks to address the research and education needs of the European and global economy, by favoring cultural progress, international exchange, and economic integration.

The School of Law aims to develop a set of skills and competencies that will allow graduates to not only deal with the competition for access to the legal profession (legal profession, the judiciary and notary services), but also to be able to effectively exercise their best future work.

Language of Instruction:

The official language of instruction at Bocconi University is Italian, however courses for the exchange program are taught in English. Students applying to the program must submit proof of Italian proficiency.

Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in an Italian speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years. Students with Italian majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s).

Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take an Italian proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).


Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Bocconi, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the WCL, Office of the Registrar.

WCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled courses conducted in English alongside fellow Bocconi and exchange program students. The following is a selection of courses offered in English.  More information is available on the Law School website.
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • International Law
  • Financial Institutions and Markets Law
  • Banking Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Assistant Director
Office of Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 355
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177
Fax:  (202) 274-4005Email:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/01/2015 09/10/2015 TBA TBA