The Law Institute is a cross-Faculty Institute of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), whose aim is to promote and coordinate the teaching of law subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In association with the ´Continuing Education Commission for Law Practitioners´ and with the University of Applied Sciences, both of which are represented on its Advisory Board, it wants to provide diverse services. These include responsibility for a postgraduate programme, the organisation of interdisciplinary activities, and various colloquia and conferences. It promotes research into the study of law and justice system in Ticino. Finally, it has a publishing programme, which consists in the selection and publication of handbooks and monographs.