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Updated A.Y. 2021-2022

  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 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 regulation and protection, administrative law and procedures, legal regulation of economics and public finance.

  1. Course content and structure

 Issues of methods in legal studies

The Legal Systems: Civil 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



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

Fundamental rights and freedoms


The required textbook for this course is:

  1. The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law, edited by Roger Masterman and Robert Schutze, Cambridge University Press 2019, ISBN-10 : 1107167817; ISBN-13 : 978-1107167810;

For further details please refer to the Syllabus, published on line under "Materiale Didattico"