The course will follow a case-method approach. Students will be called to develop practical skills in resolving family disputes. The aim is in fact not only to equip them with appropriate knowledge of the relevant topic, but also with the tools to address legal questions originating from a practical case, and, in the long term, to apply European family law principles in a professional and competent manner in international and national dispute resolution processes. Lectures will be held in English. Seminars on specific topics of European family law, held by professors and researchers from other Italian and foreign universities or by judges and lawyers with a specific expertise, will be organized as a part of the module. Guest lectures/seminars will ensure active participation of students, who will be given materials in advance and be expected to take an active part to the discussions. Students will be also involved in case studies and will be asked to write (working in groups) brief papers setting out the outcomes of their activities, which will be shared with the class and discussed with academics and practical experts during guest lectures. A visit to the European Court of Human Rights or the European Court of Justice is hoped to take place during the course. Attendance upon the course is compulsory.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The exam will consist of a mid-term written test and an optional end-of-course oral exam. Group presentations (case studies) and active participation in the course activities will contribute to the final grade.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Materials for the course and for the exam will be distributed during class and will be also uploaded on the Ariel web platform of the University of Milan.
Selected Bibliography Hodson et al. (ed.), The International Family Law Practice, Bristol, 2012 Choudhry, Herring, European Human Rights and Family Law, Oxford-Portland, 2010; Meeusen et al. (eds.), International family law for the European Union, Antwerpen-Oxford, 2007; Carbone, Queirolo (a cura di), Diritto di famiglia e Unione europea, Torino, 2008.