Constitutional law advanced (italian constitutional law)

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The student shall acquire:
- the knowledge of the constitutional and legal principles and of the ruling of the courts related to the issues discussed during the course;
- the ability to to employ the fundamental principles and the theorical knowledge acquired to the solution of specific case law, the capacity to make sound and coherent judgments on the course's subjects, finding appropriate solutions for controversial issues;
- the capacity to express notions and opinions correctly, using the appropriate terminology and avoiding contradictions,
- the ability to analyze specific topics in the field of principle of equality, protection of fundamental rights and protection against discrimination, being able to find and study autonomously both legal and jurisprudence materials and the most relevant scientific texts.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be able to employ the principles and the theorical knowledge acquired to the solution of specific case law, through a coherent reasoning and using a correct terminology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The course will be held in presence, according to the indications given by academic authorities concerning the access to the classrooms, available on the university site. It will also be possible, however, attending the course remotely on the platform Microsoft Teams, following the instructions published on the course website.
Course syllabus
New Rights and conflicting rights: the role of legislation and jurisprudence. Problems about procreation: abortion, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy. Family evolution and parenthood in same sex partnerships. End of life problems: choice of the therapy, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Prerequisites for admission
A good knowledge of the constitutional law and the private law is required.
Teaching methods
The course will be taught in 42 hours. In addition to traditional lectures, particular attention will be paid on the analysis and comments of the case law, with the active contribution of attending students.
Class attendance, even not mandatory, is highly recommended.
Teaching Resources
The relevant materials (slides, sentences, regulations) will be available on the course website.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will be oral (about 20 - 30 min.) and it will be aimed to test the knowledge and the judgment capacities of the student.
Students attending class can choose to take a written test at the end of the course. More information will be given by the professor during classes and on the website of the course.
Evaluation criteria are: a) knowledge of the relevant statutes and precedents; b) capacity to employ the acquired knowledge to the solution of specific case law; c) ability to express notions and opinions correctly, using the appropriate terminology.
IUS/08 - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Cuniberti Marco
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