Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of 5-year Single Cycle Master's Degree Programme on LAW
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Year of study: 
Second semester
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Course description

The course aims to provide knowledge and competencies on – also digital – soft skills for the legal professions. Indeed, digitalization has profoundly changed the parameters of success of some professions, including the legal ones, becoming more and more an enabling element and not a substitute for performing the job. The training objectives of the course are: (i) to provide knowledge on soft skills from a digital perspective and (ii) to contextualize transversal competencies, which concerns relationships and behaviors of people, in the working context of the legal professions, enabling the effective use of new digital tools.


There are no basic skills or specific prerequisites required to understand the course content.


Part I:
- Course Introduction;
- Hard and soft skills:
1. Attitudes and motivation;
- New scenarios in the digital era: the digital soft skills:
1. Digital transformation and artificial intelligence;
2. Emerging professions.

Part II:
- Skills and behaviors in professional organizations:
1. Organizational behavior;
2. Culture and skills;
- Soft skills for the legal professions:
1. Creative skills and innovation;
2. Leadership and empowerment;
2a. Leadership at a distance;
3. Diversity management;
4. Stress and change;
5. Project management.

Part III:
- Management of work teams:
1. Virtual teams;
2. Smart collaboration;
3. Digital teamwork;
- New models of communication in companies and professional firms:
1. Virtual communication;
- Conflict management skills and negotiation strategies:
1. Conflict;
2. Negotiation strategies.

Part I:
- Introduction to the course;
- Hard and soft skills;
- New scenarios in the digital age: the digital soft skills.

Part II:
- Competencies and behaviors in professional organizations;
- Soft skills for the legal professions.

Part III:
- Work team management;
- New models of communication in companies and professional firms;
- Conflict management and negotiation strategies.

Teaching Methods

The teaching activity of the course is organized in lectures, laboratory activities, individual and group work, case studies, company testimonials and project works.


Buonocore, F., Montanari, F., & Solari, L. (2020). OrganizzAzione aziendale: Comportamenti e decisioni per il management. DeAgostini.

Learning assessment

The objective of the examination is to verify the level of achievement of the previously indicated educational objectives.
The exam is divided into: Written exam, Oral exam.
The written exam has the purpose of evaluating the study of the subject and the understanding of the basic topics; to pass the test students must acquire at least 18 points out of 30. The time required for the test is 1 hour. It is not allowed to consult texts or use PCs, smartphones, calculators.
Following the written test, an oral exam is scheduled in which the ability to connect and compare different aspects treated during the course will be evaluated.

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