Criminal law clinic

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/17
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The Criminal Law Clinic offers the opportunity to experience a 'learning by doing' approach.

In facts, students will work on real cases, meeting people who need legal support and offering legal assistance under the supervision of the teacher and the attorneys working with the Clinic.

The course helps students to gain skills and abilities that will be useful in their future professions. In particular, students will learn to do legal researches, to identify the relevant problems and find the appropriate solution and to write legal acts. The Clinic makes the students aware of the social function of the law, developing their sensitivity concerning social justice problems.
Expected learning outcomes
- problem solving skills;
- team building skills;
- professional abilities and knowledge of deontological principles
- raising awareness of social justice issues
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams in synchronous mode, at the established times, and will be recorded and available on the same platform and on the ARIEL website of the course. Information on how to access Microsoft Teams lessons and other instructional instructions will be uploaded to the course's ARIEL website, which is recommended to be consulted regularly.
If the health situation allows it, in compliance with the regulations in force, lessons could also be held in the classroom (mixed mode), also considering the small size of the class. In this case, the students will be promptly informed and notified via the ARIEL website of the course.
In any case, the lessons will be recorded and left available to students for the duration of the semester.
The exam will take place orally on the Microsoft Teams platform.
If the health situation allows it, compatibly with the availability of the classrooms and compliance with the necessary safety conditions, the exam could be held in the classroom.
However, the possibility of carrying out the exam remotely will be ensured for students who are unable to move from their place of residence.
More precise information and updates will be available on the Ariel website of the course, which is therefore good to consult regularly.
Course syllabus
Analitical program:
- Legal clinic methods;
- principles of professional ethics;
- Submission of the cases and cases assignement;
- Legal questions related to the cases;
- Working in groups;
- Final presentation and sharing of the group works.
Prerequisites for admission
To take the exam of Clinica legale di giustizia penale, the student must have already passed the following exams: Diritto costituzionale, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Diritto penale.
Furthernore, the student must have passed the exam of Procedura penale.
Only students enrolled in 4th and 5th year are admitted.
Teaching methods
The Criminal Law Clinic offers the opportunity to experience a 'learning by doing' approach.
In facts, students will work on real cases, meeting people who need legal support and offering legal assistance under the supervision of the teacher and the attorneys working with the Clinic.
The teacher will choose the cases and the activities of the Clinic, on the bases of the training value and social interest. Students will work in small groups.
The Clinic provides pro-bono services in particular for 'vulnerable people' (migrants, prisoners, people with mental illnesses or addiction ).
Teaching Resources
Considering the specific features of the course there is not a text-book, but specific material will be used for dealing with the assigned cases.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students evaluation (on a 0-30 scale) will be at the end of the course on the bases of participation in the activities, accomplishment of tasks assigned, final interview about the legal issues raised during the course.
In the emergency phase, the procedures for verifying learning and the assessment criteria will not change.
IUS/17 - CRIMINAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
on Wednesday from 3 p.m.
on Teams until further notice (Team 'Ricevimento', code 3irk42r). Send an email to angela.dellabella@unimi.it to make an appointment.