The learning objectives of the Degree Program in Justice Services are as follows:
a) to provide graduates with a range of competencies in fundamental areas of the legal field, specifically focusing on history-philosophy and private, public, commercial, economic, procedural, penal and international aspects of law. The underlying aim is to ensure students gain adequate competence for working in this field and to prepare them for furthering and enhancing their knowledge through Masters programs and specialist training courses. Students will become familiar with international and national normative institutions and learn to interpret and apply the law in the field.
b) to provide technical competencies in order to improve the graduates’ professional qualifications, making them more marketable in today’s dynamic work field. Graduates will need to master the necessary skills for understanding and managing their future roles as legal counsel for businesses and within both private and public work sectors, as well as for facilitating resolution of business management issues and workplace disputes (both civil and commercial).
The Program, designed to meet the above-described learning objective, is outlined below.
During the first year, the Program focuses on learning about private law institutions, constitutional law, and mastering logical and critical thinking skills through the study of history and philosophy of law.
In the second year, the Program focuses on subjects pertaining to economic and legal aspects of business, allowing students to gain competencies with regard to commercial law and economics. In addition, penal and international law, as well as analysis of procedural issues, are addressed.
In the third year, the Program focuses on subjects pertaining to the administrative sector as well as on furthering the students’ knowledge of constitutional law, with particular attention to territorial (local) autonomy issues. In the civil arena, students will also focus on several emerging subjects (such as norms pertaining to new technologies). In consideration of the local regional reality, issues specifically pertaining to the transport and shipping sector are also addressed. Economics will be a major focus that ties together the Program’s themes and subjects.