General theory of law

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/20
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is devoted to develop the ability to understand, analyse and criticize the law in force, as well as to develop practical legal skills, through the examination of some general legal concepts and their role within the legal reasoning.
Expected learning outcomes
The students are required to learn and develop:
- basic notions and knowledge of legal method with specific reference to legal reasoning and fundamental legal concepts;
- The ability to apply theoretical concepts in practical situations related to Italian law as well as other legal systems;
- The ability to record, analyze and interpret legal discourses in order to make independent and critical judgments;
- The ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist;
- The development of appropriate skills and abilities required in order to understand and evaluate the nature, structure and functions of legal discourses.
Course syllabus and organization

Cognomi A-L

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Purposes and scope of the course
The course is devoted to develop the ability to understand, analyse and criticize the law in force, as well as to develop practical legal skills, through the examination of some general legal concepts and their role within the legal reasoning.
The general part will be focused on the analysis of the legal method and of some fundamental legal concepts from a semiotic and analytical perspective.
The special part will cover the analysis of legal reasoning. Its nature, structure, aims and main features will be investigated mainly from a practical point of view.

Learning purposes and outcomes as defined on the basis of the five descriptors of Dublin
The students are required to learn and develop:
- basic notions and knowledge of legal method with specific reference to legal reasoning and fundamental legal concepts;
- The ability to apply theoretical concepts in practical situations related to Italian law as well as other legal systems;
- The ability to record, analyze and interpret legal discourses in order to make independent and critical judgments;
- The ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist;
- The development of appropriate skills and abilities required in order to understand and evaluate the nature, structure and functions of legal discourses.

Program of the course
Attending students: materials uploaded in the Ariel webpage of the course
Non-attending students: L. Gianformaggio, Filosofia del diritto e ragionamento giuridico, a cura di V. Velluzzi, Giappichelli, Torino, 2008, ristampa 2017;
G. Pino, Teoria analitica del diritto I. La norma giuridica, Pisa, ETS, 2015.

Assessment Methods
Attending students: oral examination, or (optionally) oral and written examination (it can be agreed with the professor the preparation of a written paper to be discussed in the oral examination).
Non-attending students: oral examination.
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Zorzetto Silvia

Cognomi M-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Poggi Francesca
Professor(s)
Reception:
Online Every day by Teams Microsoft previous appointment by email required
OnLine Teams Platform or by other means (Skype, Phone etc.) up to Students' request for precautions applied in consideration of pandemic development