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LEGAL TRADITIONS AND COMPARATIVE LAW

02 - Harmonization of law and legal history

Program

Updated A.Y. 2019-2020

Course Description
The course provides an introduction to the study of law in the global scenario. Through a historical and comparative approach, the course deals with the (i) legal systems of the World and the system of sources of law, (ii) the private and public law fundamental institutions in the World, (iii) the Roman foundation of legal institutions, (iv) the fundamental concepts of law and their historical development, (v) constitutionalism in the framework of the Nation State and the constitutional framework of contemporary democratic political systems.
The course is divided into three modules:

- 1st Module, Introduction to the legal systems, Prof. Massimo Papa, 4 CFU
- 2nd Module, Harmonization of law and legal history, Prof. Riccardo Cardilli, 4 CFU
- 3rd Module, Comparative Constitutional law, Prof. Andrea Buratti, 4 CFU

2nd Module - Harmonization of law and legal history (Prof. R. Cardilli)

The course provides an introduction to the study of Harmonization of Law; the role of Roman Law as the foundation of the legal traditions. Fundamental Ideas as Equality, Liberty and Democracy and their historical development.

Topic 1 Law and Globalization: Historical Universal Models vs. Nation State-Law.
Topic 2 Harmonization of Law, Roman Law and Modern Legal Systems.
Topic 3 Liberty and Democracy of Ancients vs. Liberty and Democracy of Moderns.
Topic 4 Community Values vs. Legal Individualism: Towards a New Paradigm of Legal Thinking.

Teaching Method
Lectures and analyses of materials (case law and historical documents).

 

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