Prato class timetable, units and important dates

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

A discussion forum is now available for students to chat with other students attending the program to organise accommodation sharing.  You can access this discussion forum via Moodle and enrol yourself into the Overseas 2019 Programs page when available.

Please read the Prato 2019 Student Guide for the Monash Law Prato Program.

Prato 2019 Units

Prato 2019 Provisional Timetable

Please find the provisional timetable (updated 11 April 2019) - please note timetable is subject to change, any plans made on the basis of the timetable (eg travel plans) must be able to be altered. As a student you are expected to be available to attend classes for the full block that you are enrolled in.

Notes about class timetable:

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

  • Block 1 - 8 April to 3 May 2019

  • Block 2 - 6 May to 31 May 2019

  • Block 3 - 3 June to 28 June 2019

2. We recommend that students take up to three units over three blocks, the maximum allowed per block is two units as long as they do not clash.

3. Students can take up to four units and these units can be taken from any block/s as long as they do not clash. Students will need to request permission from the Prato Convenor to enrol in four units.

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

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

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.

Orientation sessions

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Welcome to Prato Morning tea and walking tour (non compulsory)

Monday 8 April 2019, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Block 1 Orientation (compulsory)

Monday 6 May 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Block 2 Orientation (compulsory)

Monday 3 June 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Block 3 Orientation (compulsory)

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Farewell to Prato Morning tea (non-compulsory)

At the compulsory 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 usually 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 submitted via moodle or in some cases 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 2019 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.