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This page contains information on Prato class timetable, units and important dates as well as on assessments and exams.

Prato class timetable

Prato class timetable 2017 - TBA
This timetable has not been finalised however changes may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.  Therefore it is always best to check the timetable on the web for any updates rather than print it.
Notes about class timetable:

1. Units are to be taught in one of three, four week blocks.

  • Block 1 - 3 April to 28 April

  • Block 2 - 2 May to 26 May

  • Block 3 - 29 May to 23 June

2. Students can take up to four units and these units can be taken from any block/s as long as they do not clash.

3. Do not book flights or accommodation until further advised.

4. Units remain subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

5. All units taught in teaching period T2-57 and result publication dates are scheduled to be published August 2017.

About Prato units

  • This site will be updated regularly with additional unit information.
  • Units are subject to approval and minor amendments.
  • There is limited capacity at the Prato Centre and therefore quotas apply to all units.
  • Do not organise flights and accommodation until this program has been finalised and you have been advised to do so
  • Monash Law undergraduate students may not undertake other Semester 1 based units simultaneously with units in the Prato program.
  • The Monash Law faculty will not arrange for students participating in the Prato program to sit an invigilated exam at Prato for any unit other than a Prato law unit.
  • Monash JD students cannot undertake Prato units until after their Trimester 1 exams have been completed.

Compulsory Orientation sessions

Students must attend one of the three sessions listed in the timetable either before or soon after their first class to receive their computer passwords for use at the Prato Centre.

At these sessions students will receive their computer passwords for electronic resources and the Prato Card (discount card to shops, restaurants etc.).

Attendance will be recorded.

Text books or printed materials

There are no text books required.  On-line reading lists will become available in due course via the Library Resource and Materials website.

Please note: Some of the printed materials and reading lists have not been finalised and therefore you will not be able to see them at this stage but please keep checking for availability.

Prato assessment and exams

Attendance Hurdle
There is an attendance hurdle for students in the Prato program. This means that students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration.

Assignment submission dates
Some units will have a final assignment which will need to be emailed to the relevant academic teaching the unit 4 weeks from the end of the unit.  You do not need to stay in Prato after the end of the unit as long as the assignment is submitted by the due date.

Take Home Examinations Units will have a take home examination instead of an invigilated exam.  Take-home examinations will be made available to students electronically, usually by uploading the examination to the unit webpage. In some units, hard copies of the examination may be made available in the last class or through the Academic Programs Coordinator.

Take-home examinations can be submitted electronically 10 days from the end of the unit. This means that you can leave Prato after your exams in other units (if any), and write your take-home exam anywhere you wish.

Provisional 2017 Prato unit information

All units are available to Law Undergraduate and Postgraduate students except for Introduction to Italian legal culture which is only available to Law Undergraduate students.


Last day to discontinue without financial penalty or (WD) on academic transcript Last day to discontinue
unit before -WD-Fail (N) on academic transcript
Last day to discontinue unit with WD-Fail on academic transcript Teaching staff

Introduction to Italian legal culture (synopsis and schedule)

(taught at University of Florence)


Block TBA


TBATBAProf Alessandra De Luca & others 
(University of Florence)
Contemporary workplace relations law

LAW4119 - UG

LAW5633 - PG

Block TBA


TBATBAProfessor Marilyn Pittard
(Monash University)
Comparative cybercrime

LAW4665 - UG

LAW5618 - PG 

Block TBA 
TBATBATBAProfessor Jonathan Clough
(Monash University)

Global economic law

LAW4681 - UG

PG Unit Code TBA

Block TBA

TBATBATBAProfessor Justin Malbon
(Monash University)

Contemporary issues in international sports law

UG & PG Unit Codes TBA

Block TBA

TBATBATBADr Eric Windholz
(Monash University)
Comparative European legal systems

LAW4153 - UG

LAW5326 - PG

Block - TBA
TBATBATBAProfessor Vittoria Barsotti and Professor Vincenzo Varano, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law (University of Florence)