International collaborators

Visting Professors


In order to strengthen the international dimension of teaching and research activity, and in order to increase the incoming mobility of foreign professors, the University of Parma invites and wellcomes every year, within the frame of the “Visiting Professor Program”, distiguished professors from presigious universities to teach a course.

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a.y. 2020/2021 - Anna Wysocka-Bar

Anna Wysocka-Bar, has been a lecturer in Private International Law of the European Union at Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland) since 2015 The Polish teacher is one of the 20 highly qualified Visiting Professors from 15 countries on 3 continents, selected by the University of Parma to give lectures, support the research activities of PhD students and strengthen partnerships and ongoing scientific projects. in the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The internationalization process of the University of Parma continues with the aim of strengthening collaboration with European and international universities and one of the main actions is the involvement of well-known foreign Visiting Professors in the teaching and research activities of the University. . The title of the course that Anna Wysocka-Bar will hold at the University of Parma is “European private international law”. The aim of the course is to raise awareness among students and spread knowledge about the private international law of the European Union, its interaction with national laws and regulations and also its impact on economic variables. Referent for the visit of Anna Wysocka-Bar is the professor of the Department Francesca Trombetta Panigadi.


a.y. 2018/2019

During the academic year 2018/2018 the Faculty of Law offers the course on “Recent Developments of Japanese Criminal Law” taught by the “Visiting Professor”  Prof. Nobuhito Yoshinaka (Hiroshima University).

The Course “Recent Developments of Japanese Criminal Law " (6 CFU) will start on March 6, 2019 and the teaching language will be English.

During the academic year 2017/2018 the Faculty of Law offered the course on “U.S. Civil Injury Law” taught by the “Visiting Professor” Prof. Lawrence Levine (McGeorge School of Law, California).

During the academic year 2016/2017 the Faculty of Law offered the course on American Criminal Law: Recent Developments”, taught by the “Visiting Professor” Prof. Michael Vitiello (McGeorge School of Law, California).

This course was taught in English and aimed to be interactive, both through the use of traditional lectures and mute trials.

Within the study of the American legal system, the focus was on issues of particular interest, such as: the use of the death penalty; drug policy and the legalization of marijuana; Supreme Court case law on the crime of rape; right to marry a person of the same sex. The comparative analysis between the Italian criminal law system and the American criminal system was carried out with reference to the well-known "Amanda Knox" case.