Public law

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/09
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course provides the student with the knowledge of the main concepts of contemporary constitutionalism and Italian public law (sources of law, constitutional and administrative organization of the State and public bodies, judiciary, rights of the citizens), contributing the basic training offered by the degree course in the legal field.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course, the student will have a basic knowledge and a clear understanding of contemporary constitutionalism and Italian public law (sources of law, constitutional and administrative organization of the State and public bodies, judiciary, rights of the citizens).

Applying knowledge and understanding

At the end of the course, the student will be able to apply the knowledge acquired to analyze the dynamics of contemporary constitutionalism and the framework of Italian public law.

Making judgements.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to elaborate personal thoughts on the main issues and cases related to contemporary constitutionalism and the Italian public law.

Communication skills

At the end of the course, the student will be able to expose the main concepts of constitutionalism and Italian public law with proper legal terminology, systemic thought, and logical reasoning both to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Learning skills

The student will develop the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies in Public Comparative Law, International Law, and European Union Law, with a high level of self-sufficiency and self-confidence.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second trimester
COURSE SYLLABUS
There are no variations.

TEACHING METHODS
The lectures will be taken on Wednesdays (16:30-18:30), Thursdays (16:30-18:30) and Fridays (14:30-16:30), in a blended form (on campus, in class: Room 11 - Conservatorio Building 3, with seat's reservation, and, at the same time, remotely, in web-conference, on the Microsoft Teams platform), or only at distance (remotely, in web conference, on the Microsoft Teams platform), according to the teaching form that will be prescribed, by the Academic Authorities, for the second trimester of the academic year.
The code to register in the Microsoft Teams platform is: 6nunr5b (channel: "Lectures").
Each lecture will be recoredered and available only on the Ariel platform of the course.

TEACHING RESOURCES
All the students (without distinction between attending/non-attending) will study their own lecture notes & the handbook: Giuseppe Franco Ferrari (editor), Introduction to Italian Public Law, 2nd edition, Giuffrè-Francis Lefebvre (publisher), 2018 (ISBN: 9788828803911).

ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
The exams will be held orally on the Microsoft Teams platform.
The examination will consist of some questions, each of them related to any of the topics of the program, aimed at ascertaining the student's achievement of the expected learning outcomes of the course.
The evaluation takes into account the pertinence, correctness, completeness, logicality, and proper legal terminology of the oral answers given.
During the examination, it is forbidden to use handbooks, books, notes, slides, on-line materials, or electronic files of any kind, in English (or in Italian).
The result of the exam is in the thirtieths.
The student is called to the exam by his/her number of enrollment for the same exam.
The code to register in the Microsoft Teams platform is: 6nunr5b (channel: "Exams").

FURTHER INFORMATION
Further information and notices will be published on the Ariel teaching platform of the course.
Course syllabus
As an indication, the course examines: the legal rule and its interpretation and application; the system of the sources of law; the Constitution-making; the legal concept and the general characteristics of the State; the several forms of State; the electoral laws and the different forms of government; the system of guarantees (judges and constitutional courts); the Italian Parliament; the Italian Government; the Italian Public Administration; the Italian regional and local system of government; the Italian President of the Republic; the Italian Judiciary; the Italian Constitutional Court; the Italian sources of law; the Italian fundamental rights and duties.
Prerequisites for admission
As a first-year course, there are no specific prerequisites other than those required for admission to the degree course.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons (academic lectures taught in class with slide support).
Teaching Resources
Attending students: Lecture notes & Giuseppe Franco Ferrari (editor), Introduction to Italian Public Law, 2nd edition, Giuffrè-Francis Lefebvre (publisher), 2018 (ISBN: 9788828803911).

Non attending students: Giuseppe Franco Ferrari (editor), Introduction to Italian Public Law, 2nd edition, Giuffrè-Francis Lefebvre (publisher), 2018 (ISBN: 9788828803911) & Raymond Wacks (author), Law: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd edition, Oxford Universiy Press (publisher), 2015 (ISBN: 9780198745624).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is aimed to ascertain the student's achievement of the expected learning outcomes of the course.
The exam is written and consists of two argued essays, each of them on assigned questions by the professor related to any of the topics of the program.
The exam must be completed in 1h 45m exclusively on the sheets provided by the professor.
During the examination, it is forbidden to use handbooks, books, dictionaries, notes, slides, on-line materials, or electronic files of any kind, in English (or in Italian).
The exam evaluation takes into account the pertinence, correctness, completeness, logicality, and proper legal terminology of the written essays.
The result of the exam is in the thirtieths.
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday, h. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
At distance on MS Teams (direct call) only