Administrative and environmental law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer students the essential tools to correctly understand the legal principles and rules applicable to the field of the c.d. "environmental law", contained today mainly in Legislative Decree no. 152/2006. The lectures are also intended to illustrate the basic mechanisms of the main relevant environmental procedures (for example, reclamation procedures and waste management).
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will know the essential tools to correctly understand the legal principles and the rules applicable to the field of environmental law, the fundamental notions of administrative law, may include the main administrative procedures on environmental issues and the functioning of the system of jurisdictional protection regarding environmental disputes. The student will develop skills related to legal reasoning with reference to the legal issues underlying environmental issues.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Subject to different indications from the University, the course will be delivered in mixed modality: in presence, where possible, and via Microsoft Teams platform in sync modality, with the related recoding of the classes, always during the days and hours of the calendar.
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Course syllabus
In the first part of the course, dedicated to the principles of law (in general) and, specifically, of administrative law, the logical structure of law, the concept and meaning of "legal framework" and the articulation of public powers will be discussed. The administrative organization, the administrative procedure and the principles of administrative action will be presented as well, also specifying the dynamic and role of public power in the definition of public policies.
In the second part of the course, the discussed notions will be used to deepen the ambit of environmental law, form its birth to its most recent issues.
The constitutional, European and international notions of environment will be discussed as well, in order to capture the juridical sense of the right to an environment.
The final part of the course will be dedicated to introduce some special sectors of environmental regulation, with reference to air, water and soil pollution.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is aimed at the students enrolled in the first year of Environmental Science and Policies. No previous knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons in presence (see above)
Teaching Resources
M. Clarich, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Il Mulino, last edition, only for the chapters n. 2 (parr. da 1 a 8 incluso), 4 (parr. from 1 to 6 included), 5 (parr. from 1 to 8 incuded), 8 (parr. from 1 to 6 included).

LUGARESI, Diritto dell'ambiente, CEDAM, last edition, only for the following chapters:
Parte I. Cap. 1. Ambiente e diritto
Parte I. Cap. 2. I livelli sovranazionali
Parte I. Cap. 3. I livelli nazionali
Parte II. Cap. 4. Procedimenti amministrativi ambientali
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will be carried out at the end of the course and will consist of an oral test on the topics of the program. The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths (with possible laude). The evaluation criteria consider the preciseness of the contents, the clarity in the exposition and the abilities of critical analysis and re-elaboration of the concepts.
The attending students will be able to carry out an auto-evaluation test during the course and will be able to deliver a presentation in class, subject to evaluation.

- International or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the professor in advance;
- The exam modality for the students with disabilities and/or with ADS will have to be agreed with the professor and the competent Office.
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Valaguzza Sara