The PhD students enrolled in the third year continue and complete the research on the chosen topic, which will be submitted to the tutor, and, where identified, to the co-tutor and then to the entire faculty board.
During the year they also participate in seminar activities, and in research meetings organized within the PhD program, also with the aim of enriching the research work with ideas related to the current institutional situation and emerging research topics in the field of law: comparative public law, international law and the European Union, national and European administrative law, public economic law and international human rights law.
The doctorate favours specific research hypotheses put forward by the PhD students, through the publication, during the third year, of at least one article, a review or a sentence, while respecting the priority objective of concluding the doctoral thesis.
For PhD students following the XXIX cycle, the PhD will identify the two external evaluators for each PhD student to whom, by October 31 of each year, the theses will be sent.
Method of admission to the final examination
The Academic Board examines the research work carried out over the past three years and merged with the PhD thesis, suggests any necessary or appropriate investigations and assesses the accuracy, maturity and originality of the research work. For any doctoral candidates prior to the XXIX cycle, the panel also expresses in writing the assessment of eligibility / non-suitability for the discussion and proposes, if necessary, the postponement of the discussion to the second session of the current academic year or subsequent academic year.
The PhD students discuss the doctoral thesis in front of a commission chosen by the Academic Board among the academic professors , usually of the Italian universities, in the subjects under study, taking into account the particular themes on which the research work is concerned