Monash Law Prato Program

About the Monash Law Prato Program - The Prato program has been put on hold for 2021, further information to follow.

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.

AlleyStudents at workPrato streets

Program period

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.

Partner universities

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.

The town square in Prato, Italy
The town square in Prato, Italy

See also:

Monash University Prato Centre, Italy website

2021 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.

Program Dates

Block 1: TBA for 2021

Block 2: TBA for 2021

Block 3: TBA for 2021

Links for the discontinuation dates (census date) for the Monash Law Prato Program 2020 can be found below:

2020 unit offerings

Additional information

Eligibility requirements and application process

Choose from the drop down boxes below to display relevant eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements

Application process

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:

Contact staff

For research or learning skills assistance, please contact the Law Library librarians and learning skills advisers.