MOD. 1 - PUBLIC COMPARATIVE LAW

MOD. 1 - PUBLIC COMPARATIVE LAW

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Code
94714
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

5 credits during the 2nd year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/21
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (LAW)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will focus on relevant topics of public comparative law. It is aimed at providing knowledge of legal language. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course entirely taught in English.

The aim of the module is to provide students with basic knowledge on comparative method, both with theoretic and practical purposes.

During the lessons, students will learn how applying the comparative method to study various topics, such as sources of law, human rights, models of constitutional adjudication.

In detail, students will be able to:

- analyse the foundational principles of comparative law;

- apply comparative law to complex problems/issues, from a theoretical perspective as a part of a team;

- conduct legal search and analysis both independently and cooperatively in an academic environment;

analyse the impact of comparative law from comparative and international perspectives, and in context of social and cultural diversity;

- (for attending students) reflect on their abilities to effectively undertake work as a member of a team ;

autonomously and critically evaluate the major issues and events.

 

Teaching methods

The module will be developed through lessons and conferences.

Attending students are asked to ensure regular class attendance and actively participate in class discussion. Futhermore, students are required to orally present case studies during the course.

All classes will be a combination of lectures and discussion.

Experts and visiting foreigner Professors are asked to present some specific experiences. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module considers the foundations of the "modern" and "contemporary" constitutional law and the legacies of Western constitutionalism. For this purpose, the course will use the comparative legal method, which is useful in cross-national analyses.

The module will focus on the following contents, applying the case-law method.

A first part on:

- introduction to comparative constitutional law;

- Constitutions and constitutionalism;

- Sources of law;

- human  rights.

A second part will develop the mail topics related to the protection of human rights. In detail, it will deal with:

- protection of minorities;

- religious accommodation;

- principle of equaliy and no discrimination;

- political participation; parties and pressure groups;

- direct and deliberative democracy;

- self-determination of peoples and the role of referendum.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending students:

- lecture notes;

- all the materials provided during the classes and loaded into aula web. 

No attending students: C. Fusaro, D. Oliver (eds.), How Constitutions Change: A Comparative Analysis, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011; 

ALTERNATEVELY

M. Rosenfeld, A. Sajó (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012


 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: To set an appointment, please write to: simona.rodriquez@unige.it.; simona.rod79@gmail.com. The professor will meet with students at the Department of Law, Via Balbi 22, 3rd floor.

Exam Board

LARA TRUCCO (President)

SIMONA RODRIQUEZ (President)

PATRIZIA MAGARO' (President)

ELEONORA CECCHERINI (President)

VINCENZO SCIARABBA

OMAR CARAMASCHI

BENEDETTA PROFUMO

FRANCESCA BAILO

SIMONE FREGA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The module will be developed through lessons and conferences.

Attending students are asked to ensure regular class attendance and actively participate in class discussion. Futhermore, students are required to orally present case studies during the course.

All classes will be a combination of lectures and discussion.

Experts and visiting foreigner Professors are asked to present some specific experiences. 

LESSONS START

I semestre dal 17 settembre al 7 dicembre 2018
II semestre dal 25 febbraio al 17 maggio 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

For both attending and non attending students, there will be an oral examination, which will focus on the program  and it will take place at the end of the module. 

Attending students can also prepare, if they wish, a written research in groups of 2 or 3, on topics suggested by the professor and then orally explained in classroom

In order to be considered as an attending student, the minimum attendance threshold is set at 70% of classes.  Attendances will be calculated at the end of the module. 

Assessment methods

The final exam will consist of an oral examination on the program.

Students are asked to be able to:

- apply comparative law to complex problems/issues;

- understand legal documents,

- formulate legal arguments, following the comparative law method, essential for critical evaluation;

- (for attending students) conduct legal research.