Regional and local law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at developing the knowledge of the main notions concerning Regions and Local Authorities within the framework of the Italian decentralized government system.
The course will be divided into two parts: a first part of the course (42 hours) will deal with the constitutional dimension, the organization and the functions of the Regions in the current structure of the Italian regional state. This first part will be borrowed from the course Regional Law (Law degree). The second part of the course (21 hours) will specifically focus on the law of local authorities and, in particular, to their institutional architecture, constitutional autonomy and assigned administrative functions.
At the end of the course, the students will have an in-depth knowledge of the course topics. The students will also acquire a reasoning method suitable for dealing with more specific and complex legal issues.
Expected learning outcomes
· Knowledge and understanding: students shall know the fundamental features of the Italian regional system and of Local Authorities;
· Applying knowledge and understanding: students shall be able to read current events related to the Italian regional system, ongoing case law and pending constitutional reforms;
· Making judgements: students shall acquire a critical approach on regional law issues that will allow students to assess the importance, but also the critical points, of the Italian regional decentralization;
· Communication: students shall be able to express notions and opinions correctly, using the appropriate terminology;
· Lifelong learning skills: students shall acquire good individual study skills.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Classes will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams, following the lessons timetable. Live-streamed classes will be recorded and will be available on the online platform and on the course ARIEL website.
Students will be informed as soon as possible, through the course ARIEL website whether they will be able also to attend in person the classes. This possibility will depend upon the evolution of the health emergency and the security directives. In any case, the live classes will be recorded and will be available on the online platform.

The course program and the reference material of the course are unchanged.

Learning assessment procedures and evaluation criteria are unchanged. Students will be examined through an oral exam via the Microsoft Teams platform.
Whereas possible, according to the pandemic situation and in compliance with the necessary safety conditions, the exam will take place in presence. In any case, the possibility of taking exams remotely will be ensured for students unable to leave their place of residence and/or domicile.

More information and updates will be available on the course Ariel website. For this reason, students are encouraged to check the course ARIEL website regularly.
Course syllabus
The teaching program includes the following topics:
- Federalism and regionalism;
- Regionalism in the Italian constitutional experience;
- The Regional Statutes and the form of Regional Government;
- Legislative and regulatory autonomy;
- Administrative autonomy;
- Financial autonomy;
- Special autonomies;
- Constitutional Court case law;
- Local authorities Law
Prerequisites for admission
To have passed the Constitutional law exam is required.
Teaching methods
Professors will use: a) lectures; b) thematic insights proposed to students (with particular regard to the analysis of constitutional case-law).
Teaching Resources
For the first part of the course, among these suggested books, one of your choosing:
P. Caretti, G. Tarli Barbieri, Diritto regionale, Giappichelli, Torino, the latest edition
A. D'Atena, Diritto regionale, Torino, Giappichelli, the latest edition
R. Bin, G. Falcon, Diritto regionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, the latest edition

For the second part of the course, attending and non-attending students are required to study the following Chapters of the suggested book: R. Di Maria, C. Napoli, A. Pertici, Diritto delle autonomie locali, Giappichelli, 2019.
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III: the entire Chapter except sections 2.2, 5 and 6
Chapter IV: the entire Chapter except sections 1.2.2 and 2.6
Chapter VI
Chapter VIII
Chapter IX: the entire Chapter except sections 3, 4 e 5
Chapter X
Assessment methods and Criteria
Attending students will have to exclusively study the topics raised in class. These will correspond to the specific parts of the book indicated by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
Furthermore, any work done during the course or written tests will contribute to the evaluation.
The exam will be oral.
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours
Students can contact the teacher by e-mail to arrange for day and reception hours.
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