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Program

Updated A.Y. 2020-2021

1. Overview

The course intends to make students familiar with the basic concepts of law though a comprehensive introduction to the Italian legal system, the European one and the global environment. The structure of legal systems, as well as the fundamentals of public law, will be analyzed. The course will offer a wide picture on fundamental rights regulation and protection, administrative law and procedures, legal regulation of economics and public finance.

 

2. Course content and structure

Issues of method in legal studies

Legal Systems: Civil Law and Common Law

Federalism and regionalism

Origins and features of the Nation-State

The Constitutional State: sources of law

Patterns of constitutional review of the legislation

Domestic and International Public Law

Legal orders relationships: a) the European Union legal system; b) the European Convention of Human Rights; c) the Global arena; d) transnational patterns

Forms of government – separation of powers

Parliaments

Governments

Administrations: a) rule of law; b) administrative proceedings ;c) remedies

Fundamental rights and freedoms

 

Details: see the Syllabus

LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course intends to make students familiar with the fundamentals of public law through a comprehensive introduction to the Italian legal system, the European one and the global environment. The structure of the legal systems and legal orders, as well as the fundamentals of public law, will be analyzed. The course will offer a deep knowledge of fundamental rights, administrative law and procedures, regulation  and public finance. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:  Students - also through a personal in-depth study of cases and reading of materials - will be able to read and interpret doctrinal texts, legislation and case studies, thus becoming familiar with the main tools for understanding public law. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Students will be provided with a basic level of critical thinking on public law, also in a practical perspective. MAKING JUDGEMENTS:  Students will be asked to read  public law in context, also by comparing different jurisdictions. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students will discuss in the class cases, materials and statutes, becoming familiar with legal vocabulary and tools, necessary in order to develop communicative skills on legal phenomena. LEARNING SKILLS: The course provides students with basic methodology and the foundational notions of public law and legal sciences, necessary for subsequent studies in Masters degree as well as for first pratical implementation.