Complementary course: law and social vulnerability. children's law clinic

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological tools to deepen the relationship between law and vulnerability, with special regard to children, by promoting a form of legal education, characterized by the collaboration between legal practitioners and social reality, thus giving particular space to law in action.
Through participants' active involvement , the course will foster the understanding of the social dimension of legal issues and the awareness of the social role of the legal profession, not only in terms of professionalism but also of soft skills such as active listening, non-judgment, while providing students with the opportunity to experiment the importance of guaranteeing access to justice for even the most fragile subjects.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law and social vulnerability
- Ability to reason in an interdisciplinary key
- Team building skills
- Communication and listening skills
- Raising awareness of social justice issues
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The course will take place, at the scheduled times, on Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode; the attendance is mandatory. The lessons will be recorded and will remain available on the same platform. Information on how to access the lessons on Microsoft Teams and other teaching instructions will be uploaded on the Ariel site of the course: it is recommended to consult it regularly. If the health situation allows it, compatibly with the availability of the classrooms and in compliance with current regulations, the lessons may also be held in the classroom (mixed mode); in this case, students will be promptly informed via the Ariel site of the course.
If the health emergency will not allow participating in the activities at the legal counters of Save the Children Ong, the practical cases will be selected from the chat of the legal support of Save the Children; a legal laboratory will be, also, set up, and it will take place online at the end of the course.
The assessment methods and the reference material will remain unchanged.
Course syllabus
The course is divided into two parts. The first part will consist of classes aimed to provide students with theoretical, methodological and legal knowledge on the subject of children's rights and will be held in collaboration with Save the Children Italia Onlus's lawyers.
In the second part, of a practical nature, students will participate in the activities carried out by Save the Children's lawyers and other legal practitioners at some front offices in Milan.
Students will have the opportunity to deal with concrete cases, by participating in interviews with service users, and they will be guided to legal research as well as to the identification of possible legal solutions. This will allow students to concretely apply what they have learned during the classes to real cases and to reflect on the complexity of placing concrete issues within the legal framework.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is aimed at 20 third, fourth and fifth-year students who have taken at least one Procedure exam.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, class discussion, practical-oriented and interactive learning methods.
Teaching Resources
Material will be provided during the course.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Attendance of the course is mandatory. The final evaluation, expressed as 'approved' / 'not approved', will take place on the basis of active participation and a short report at the end of the course.
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Mancini Letizia
In the first semester, the reception will take place in person or on MTeams ( syd99y3) on Tuesdays at 10, by appointment via email:
Dipartimento 'Cesare Beccaria', MTeams