Summer School on Access to Justice in a interdisciplinary and transnational perspective - Brescia 4-9 July 2022


Dates and times: 

July 4, 2022 - 09:00 to July 9, 2022 - 17:00


1 Brescia BS


Call for applications for the selection of 40 students to participate in the Summer School 2022

"Access to justice in an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective" organized by the Department of Law, in collaboration with Instituto de Derechos Humanos Gregorio Peces Barba of the University of Carlos III of Madrid and for the allocation of 10 scholarships.

Teachers and training activities.

The Summer School will take place at the premises of the Department of Law and aims at giving a thorough preparation on the principles and fundamental characters of the theme of access to justice, in an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular regard to the areas of civil procedural law and dispute resolution, labor law and philosophy of law, as well as in a transnational and comparative perspective, with particular regard to the distinction between civil law and common law systems but also in relation to specific models, such as the ones of Italy, Spain, United States and Latin America.

Teaching and training will rely both on theoretical and practical method, including the illustration of concrete cases, drawing on the experience of legal clinics. The problems of access to justice will be addressed with specific attention to the issues of diversity, inequalities, new technologies, the different methods of teaching law and the relationship between society, universities and the Institutions.

Admission to the course is open to those who have a Master’s Degree in Law, or in Legal Sciences of at least four years, or a Master’s Degree in Law or equivalent qualification and for students enrolled at least in the fourth or fifth year at the University of Brescia.

Lectures will be given in Italian, English and Spanish by professors from the University of Brescia and the Instituto de Derechos Humanos Gregorio Peces Barba of the University of Carlos III of Madrid, as well as by professors from prestigious foreign universities, like the United States, Latin America and Europe.

The Summer Scholl will in-depth address the following topics:
- access to justice and procedural systems, dispute resolution;
- access to justice and methods of teaching law: new perspectives from the Italian Ministry of Justice’s Project on the Trial Office (Ufficio del Processo);
- inequalities, diversity, gender discrimination in access to justice: a legal-philosophical approach;
- access to justice and universities: pro bono and legal clinics;
- access to justice and employment law.
Please refer to the full program for more details.

Applications and Selection.

Participation in the Summer School is reserved for a maximum of 40 students, of which 20 students enrolled or graduated at the University of Brescia and other Italian universities and 20 students enrolled or graduated at foreign universities.

The application must be sent by filling out the Application Form, attaching a Curriculum Vitae, with a list of publications, if any, and specification of the languages known and level of proficiency, as well as a motivation letter, to the following email addresses:

no later than June 20th, 2022.

The winners will be selected on the basis of the overall evaluation of the curricula. The selection is entrusted to the Scientific Committee of the Summer School. The results of the selection will be
published on the Department’s website and communicated via email.


Applicants from foreign universities can apply for the allocation of n. 10 scholarships provided in the form of accommodation and meals, by selecting the appropriate box on the application form. The selection of the winners will be based on merit criteria at the sole discretion of the Scientific Committee of the Summer School. Application from abroad will take precedence on the others.

Recognition of attendance.
The Department of Law will recognize this educational activity to its students through certification issued by the Secretariat and it will become part of the student’s career titles (computable in the evaluation of the final test and thesis). Attendance give right to the allocation of n. 3 ECTS credits.
The recognition of credits will take place only in the presence of the overcoming of 75% attendance of the total number of hours.

Per further information, please contact:
prof.ssa Marzia Barbera (
prof. Luca Passanante (
prof.ssa Susanna Pozzolo (

Application: Jun 20, 2022
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