Public law (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00457
Name of lecturer
Giovanni Guiglia
Coordinator
Giovanni Guiglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/09 - PUBLIC LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First semester bachelor degree dal Sep 16, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course presents the Italian constitutional law, analysed also from the perspective of European integration and the general framework of administrative law. Its educational aim at comprehending the basic principles, also necessary in other fields of study program and in the performance of any future professional and entrepreneurial activity. To this end, the course offers specialist linguistic skills to face and have a good command of the complete legal phenomenon in the in the forthcoming years of study. At the end of the course, the students have to demonstrate the main legal knowledge of public law acquired; to be able to recognize and identify the sources of law standing at the origin of the applied rules; to understand and evaluate the normative texts and case-law related to the topics discussed; to be able to apply the acquired knowledge to specific cases (in particular, regarding current political and institutional events), and to support their dissertations with an appropriate language and suitable arguments.

Syllabus

1. Historical profile of the Italian constitutional law.
2. Sources of law.
3. Forms of direct democracy.
4. The rights of citizens.
5. The Constitutional duties.
6. The Parliament.
7. The President of the Republic.
8. The Government.
9. The relationships between Government and Parliament.
10. The Administration in the Constitution.
11. The Judicial Power.
12. The Constitutional Court.
13. Regions and local autonomies.
In order to enable students to acquire the skills indicated, the topics of the schedule will be dealt with frontal lessons and use of slides emphasizing the theoretical profiles of the topics and the essential case law associated with them.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. ONIDA, M. PEDRAZZA GORLERO (a cura di) Compendio di diritto costituzionale (Edizione 4) Giuffrè 2018 9788828804017

Assessment methods and criteria

The written exam aims to ascertain:
• the knowledge of the teaching schedule topics;
• the ability to present them with an appropriate legal language;
• the facility to associate systematically the acquired knowledge;
• the analytical and argumentative abilities;
• the capacity to apply the logical legal schemes emerging from the topics dealt with and scheduled.

Content and method of the written test:
The written test focuses potentially on all topics scheduled. Intermediate tests are not provided for, but only simulations of the exam, based on the previous tests, will be available.
The exam consists of a written multiple-choice test, containing 20 questions. Grades are expressed in thirtieths. For each error or an unanswered question are subtracted 2 thirtieths from the maximum achievable grade (30/30). The exam lasts 30 minutes and is considered passed if the student gets at least 18 thirtieths (18/30).
The final grades of the examination will be published on the Graduate's Web page at the "Course Announcements".