School of Canon Law


The School of Canon Law strives to prepare canonists with a deep theoretical and practical knowledge of Church law, which helps them develop legal skills with pastoral sensibility, while meeting the practical demands of legal praxis among God's people.

Teaching follows a systematic method. It attempts to integrate the many juridical institutions emerging from the study of the Church’s Law within the diverse branches of canonical science. All this, in conformity with the Church’s vision of herself as expressed in the Second Vatican Council.

The program’s realist perspective helps the student to appreciate the dimension of justice that belongs to the salvific goods of the Church even prior to their reception in positive law.  This metaphysical realism offers a much richer viewpoint than the old positivistic outlook, which still influences some currents of canonical thought.  Students learn to seek justice while exercising legal prudence in fidelity to sound ecclesiastical tradition.
The program integrates theoretical study with courses on legal praxis.

The School has a large number of permanent professors as well as many prestigious visiting professors from the Roman Curia and from all over the world.

The School’s research and teaching are enriched by the staff’s experience in various dicasteries of the Holy See and in the Tribunals of the Vicariate of Rome. Close links to and regular academic collaboration with colleagues from other universities of Rome and of other countries also enrich the School, along with the theological research and collaboration of the School of Theology.


Bulletin Board

Passaggio della Porta Santa della Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Il giorno di San Raimondo di Penyafort, patrono della Facoltà, seguito da una Concelebrazione eucaristica  nella Cappella Borghese (Salus Populi Romani) (foto). Poi visita culturale: foto.

Celebrazione accademica di San Raimondo di Penyafort

Prof.ssa Geraldina Boni (Università di Bologna): La rinuncia del Romano Pontefice: la causa e l'incidenza di un fatto giuridico straordinario. Foto.

La rilevanza canonica di atti posti in Internet

Seminario per professori: Rev. Prof. P. Ulrich Rhode SJ (Pontificia Università Gregoriana). 21 gennaio, ore 11.30 Aula Benedetto XVI

Il prof. Sol al colloquio "Penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et...

Clermont-Ferrand, 21 e 22 gennaio 2016. Interverrà sul tema: « La controverse Villey-Tierney sur la naissance du droit subjectif au XIIe siècle : difficultés et valeur heuristique d’un anachronisme conceptuel ». Info.