Public Law

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing students with an in-depth knowledge, and its related technical-legal language and logical reasoning, of the main concepts of constitutionalism and of the fundamental institutes of Italian public law (sources of law, constitutional and administrative organization of the State and public bodies, judiciary, rights of the citizens). It will allow students to develop the fundamental competences needed to in other legal courses of the bachelor programme

To achieve the above-mentioned learning objectives, in addition to the study of textbooks, attendance of lessons, although not compulsory - is highly recommended. They are essential training moments on the public law methodological approach and for the discussion of legal case studies.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, students will understand the main concepts of contemporary constitutionalism and the fundamental institutes of Italian public law.

Applying knowledge and understanding
Students will be able to apply the main concept of contemporary constitutionalism and the fundamental institutes of Italian public law, to analyze the Italian constitutional system, also in its relations with supranational systems, and to solve relevant cases and problems of political-institutional nature.

Making judgements
The student will be able to elaborate an autonomous interpretation, from a legal perspective, of the political-institutional framework.

Communication skills
The student will be able to illustrate with properties of language and clarity, even to non-specialist interlocutors, the main concepts of contemporary constitutionalism and the fundamental institutes of Italian public law.

Learning skills
The course aims at providing students with knowledge and methodological skills regarding the legal phenomenon in general and public law in particular, useful to pursue successfully the legal studies provided in the degree course.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
As an indication, the course examines: the foundations of a legal order and the principles of legal reasoning; the forms of State; the international law (overall view) and the relationships between the international legal order and domestic legal order; the European integration's process and the European legal order (overall view); the system of the sources of law; the forms of government; the principles of Italian constitutional order; the Italian constitutional history; the fundamental rights; the referendum and the institutions of representative democracy; the Italian Legislative Power; the Italian President of the Republic; the Italian Executive Power; the Italian regional and local system of government; the Italian system of Public Administration; the Italian Judiciary; the Italian judicial review of legislation and Constitutional Court.
Prerequisites for admission
As a first-year, first trimester course, there are no specific prerequisites for taking the exam other than those required for admission to the degree course.
Teaching methods
Fontal lessons (academic lectures taught in class with slides support) in the Italian language.
Attending lessons is strongly recommended.
Teaching Resources
Attending students study for the exam on the notes taken by themselves during class and on the book: P. Bilancia - E. De Marco (editors), L'Ordinamento della Repubblica. Le Istituzioni e la Società, Cedam (publisher), 3d edition, year 2018 (chapter V, section VI of chapter VII and chapter X excluded).

Non attending students study for the exam on the following three books:
P. Bilancia - E. De Marco (editors), L'Ordinamento della Repubblica. Le Istituzioni e la Società, Cedam (publisher), 3rd edition, year 2018; F. Sorrentino, Dell'eguaglianza, Mucchi (publisher), year 2014; S. Bartole, La repubblica italiana e la sua forma di governo, Mucchi (publisher), year 2018; F. Rimoli, Sulla retorica dei diritti, Mucchi (publisher), year 2018.
A student is considered as "non attending" if he/she attends less than sixteen lessons.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination is conducted exclusively in oral form and in the Italian language (without exceptions). It consists of three questions, usually, each of which relates to any of the topics of the program, aimed at ascertaining the student's actual achievement of the expected learning outcomes of the course. The result, expressed in thirtieths, takes into account the level of knowledge and mastery of the matter, and the ability to expose it in a logical-systematic method, with properties of technical-legal language and correctness of legal references (possibly even framing new phenomena or case studies).
Students are called to the exam according to the order in which they register for the exam. During the exam, the student is not allowed to use texts or notes of any kind.
Unità didattica 1
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 3
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 1002
Lessons: 20 hours

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Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
As an indication, the course examines: the foundations of a legal order and the principles of legal reasoning; the forms of State; the international law (overall view) and the relationships between the international legal order and domestic legal order; the European integration's process and the European legal order (overall view); the system of the sources of law; the forms of government; the principles of Italian constitutional order; the Italian constitutional history; the fundamental rights; the referendum and the institutions of representative democracy; the Italian Legislative Power; the Italian President of the Republic; the Italian Executive Power; the Italian regional and local system of government; the Italian system of Public Administration; the Italian Judiciary; the Italian judicial review of legislation and Constitutional Court.
Prerequisites for admission
None, only attendance to lessons.
Teaching methods
The teaching will take place through lectures, with the use of slides, videos and digital materials, facilitating questions and reflections for further insights. All lessons will be audio-video recorded and immediately made available to students on the wed page "Public law" of the website www.lifeimprisonment.eu
Teaching Resources
I materiali di riferimento per lo studio della prima e della seconda unità didattica per gli studenti frequentanti consistono:
- negli appunti di lezione presi a cura dello studente;
- nel manuale: L'ordinamento della Repubblica. Le Istituzioni e la Società, (a cura di) P. Bilancia e E. De Marco, II edizione, Cedam, Padova, 2015;
I materiali di riferimento per lo studio della terza unità didattica per gli studenti frequentanti consistono:
- negli appunti di lezione presi a cura dello studente;
- nel manuale: L'ordinamento della Repubblica. Le Istituzioni e la Società, (a cura di) P. Bilancia e E. De Marco, II edizione, Cedam, Padova, 2015;
- nel saggio: D. Galliani, La più politica delle pene. La pena di morte, Cittadella Editrice, Assisi, 2012
- nel volume: P. Pinto de Albuquerque, I diritti umani in una prospettiva europea. Opinioni concorrenti e dissenzienti (2011-2015), a cura e con un saggio di Davide Galliani, prefazione di P. Bilancia, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016 (almeno dieci opinioni).
oppure, in alternativa all'ultimo volume, il seguente:
- Emilio Dolcini, Elvio Fassone, Davide Galliani, Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Andrea Pugiotto, Il diritto alla speranza. L'ergastolo nel diritto penale costituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2019 (in uscita nel mese di agosto 2019).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam takes place in an oral test, usually three questions, each on a topic of a teaching unit, aimed at ascertaining the full knowledge of the subject and the ability to expose it with logical-systematic method and technical-legal language properties ( also to frame and describe new phenomena or case studies). In order to take the exam, therefore, the student must set up the study using a systematic interpretation of the institutes addressed during the course. The exam, in fact, requires the student to be able to handle all the subject, demonstrating that he or she has the ability to navigate public law topics.
Unità didattica 1
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 3
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 1002
Lessons: 20 hours
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Friday, h. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
At distance on MS Teams (code: 24z1sj9)