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
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
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.
Frontal lessons, class discussion, practical-oriented and interactive learning methods.
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.