Monash Law Prato Program
Due to ongoing concerns in Italy regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we regret to announce that we have decided to cancel the Monash Law Prato Program for 2020. We have taken this decision as a precaution to ensure the health and safety of our student and staff population. We understand this announcement is extremely disappointing for many students who were looking forward to embarking on this exciting overseas experience, especially those students who are approaching the end of their studies and who will now be unable to undertake the Prato Program. The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are still uncertain and so any decision regarding future Prato Programs will be taken in due course. Students who are impacted by this decision can contact email@example.com to make alternative study arrangements.
About the Monash Law Prato Program
Immerse yourself in the delights of Tuscany whilst studying law at the 18th century palace, Palazzo Vaj, an international centre of one of Australia's prestigious 'Group of Eight' universities, Monash University.
Monash University's Law School offers a program of international and comparative law subjects taught by distinguished academics and professionals from Australia and worldwide. Offered in the European spring each year, all units are taught intensively and in English.
The program is held from April to July each year across three teaching blocks. You can study one, two, three or four units during this period. The start and end date of each unit varies. Information about units, exams and timetables can be found below.
Who can take part
The Monash Law Prato Program is open to Monash Law undergraduate and postgraduate students and partner university students.
Students will have the opportunity to be taught by academics from some of the partner universities listed below as well as staff from Monash University. Students may also sit alongside other students from the following partner universities.
In 2020, the Faculty of Law will welcome students from the following partner universities:
- Osgoode Hall, York University
- Arizona State University
- University of Paris-Sud
- Bar Ilan University, Israel
- University of Windsor
- Warwick University
Note: This list may be updated/amended
Social and cultural opportunities
Prato is situated in the scenic and thriving area of Tuscany where opportunities for students to become involved in Italian life are in abundance. Participants in the Prato Law Program will have the opportunity to meet fellow students from all over the world, enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside and make use of travel opportunities.
The Prato Law Program timetable is structured in a way to assist participants to make the most of their spare time to experience Italy and the rich history throughout the region.
2020 Class timetable, units and important dates
The below information is an indication of how the 2020 program was due to run. Dates, units and teachers change each year, but you can use the information for an indicative guide to our Prato program.
Block 1: 6 April 2020 - 1 May 2020
Block 2: 4 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Block 3: 1 June 2020 - 26 June 2020
Links for the discontinuation dates (census date) for the Monash Law Prato Program 2020 can be found below:
2020 unit offerings
Eligibility requirements and application process
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Fees, funding and financial assistance
Accommodation, travel and insurance
Resources and materials
Library facilities and services
There is no physical library at the Prato campus, however students are able to remotely access the Monash University Library's electronic resources, including databases and digitised print material, via the Prato computer laboratories and any other PC/laptop, using their Monash AuthCate username and password.
The Law Resources Library Guide page provides links to key electronic resources, including:
- Online reading lists
- Search (find books, articles, journals, databases and more)
- Law databases
- Research and Learning Skills
For research or learning skills assistance, please contact the Law Library librarians and learning skills advisers.