PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW

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Code
72695
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA

10 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The teaching includes the study of Italian Constitutional Law and fundamental principles of Administrative Law.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the teaching is the study of Italian Constitutional Law and fundamental principles of Italian Administrative Law.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of Public Law is to provide a thorough knowledge of Italian Constitutional Law and fundamental principles of Administrative Law.

The teaching provides the basic skills for the study of the other legal subjects taught in the three-year degree Courses in International and Diplomatic Sciences and in Political Sciences and Administration.

It is also linked to non-legal  teachings of both Courses (see especially those taught in the first year such as History of Political Doctrines, Sociology and Contemporary History), contributing to the interdisciplinary education of students.

At the end of the teaching the students of International and Diplomatic Sciences (10 CFU) will be able:

  • to understand and comment on Italian Constitution;
  • to recognize the Italian sources of law, also seen from the perspective of  their interaction with International and European Union sources of law;
  • to understand the relationships among constitutional powers of the State;
  • to understand the relationships among jurisdictions;
  • to know the different levels of local and regional government of the Italian Republic;
  • to know the basic functioning of the Italian Public Administration;
  • to read and distinguish the different kinds of judgments of the Constitutional Court;
  • to know the Fundamental Rights protection systems.

At the end of the teaching the students of Political Sciences and Administration (12 CFU) will be able:

  • to understand and comment on the Italian Constitution; 
  • to recognize the Italian sources of law, also seen from the perspective of  their interaction with International and the European Union sources of law; 
  • to understand the relations between the constitutional powers of the state; 
  • to understand the relationships among jurisdictions; 
  • to know the different levels of local and regional government of the Italian Republic; 
  • to know the functioning of the Italian Public Administration; 
  • to read and to distinguish the different kinds of judgments of the Constitutional Court; 
  • to know the Fundamental Rights protection systems. 

 

Teaching methods

60 (SID) / 72 (SPA) hours of lectures given by the professor of the teaching and by experts invited to deepen specific topics (judges, professors of other universities, members of Institutions and public bodies, etc. ...).

In addition to the main Public Law teaching, FOREIGN students (not Italian native speakers who have not carried out any education cycle in Italy) and ERASMUS will be given the possibility to attend a "special teaching" focusing on the use of Italian language in Public Law.

Students are kindly recommended to register on Aulaweb. All informations, teaching materials and exam results will be uploaded there.

A list of possible exam questions will be made available on Aulaweb at the end of the teaching.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Public Law (10 CFU)  for International and Diplomatic Sciences students includes the study of the following topics: 

  • The concepts of Law and State;
  • Constitution and sources of law;
  • Forms of State and Government;
  • Relations between State, European Union and International Legal System;
  • Rights and duties of citizens and people;
  • Italian Republic's Legal System: constitutional bodies and their functions;
  • Ordinary and special judges;
  • Constitutional guarantees: Constitutional Court and judicial review;
  • Regions and Local Authonomies;
  • Principles of Administrative Law.

Public law (12 CFU) for Political Sciences and Administration students includes the study of the following topics:

  • The concepts of Law and State;
  • Constitution and sources of law; 
  • Forms of State and Government; 
  • Relations among State, European Union and International Legal System; 
  • Rights and duties of citizens and people; 
  • Italian Republic's Legal System: constitutional bodies and their functions; 
  • Ordinary and special judges; 
  • Constitutional Court and judicial review; 
  • Regions and Local Authorities; 
  • Principles, acts and procedure of Public Administration.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) Students who will attend 70% of lectures, will prepare the exam: a) on the lecture notes; b) on the book A. Barbera - C. Fusaro, Corso di diritto pubblico, Il Mulino, last ed. 2) Students who will not attend 70% of  lectures will prepare the exam: a) on the book A. Barbera - C. Fusaro, Corso di diritto pubblico, Il Mulino, last ed.; b) on texts uploaded on Aulaweb during the teaching. 3) Students who do not have an adequate knowledge of the Italian language (Erasmus and other foreigners) will prepare the exam on the book T. Groppi - A. Simoncini, Introduzione al diritto pubblico e alle sue fonti, Giappichelli, last. ed.

All programs require a careful reading of the Italian Constitution (it can be downloaded from www.quirinale.it).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: It is possible to meet the Professor every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (by appointment by email) at DISPO, Albergo dei Poveri (Piazzale E. Brignole 3a), Central Tower, floor 3B, room 70. If necessary, days and times other than those indicated above can be agreed with the Professor. During lessons' time (second semester) it is possible to meet  the Professor at the end of each lesson (by appointment by email).

Exam Board

PATRIZIA VIPIANA (President)

ARIANNA PITINO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

60 (SID) / 72 (SPA) hours of lectures given by the professor of the teaching and by experts invited to deepen specific topics (judges, professors of other universities, members of Institutions and public bodies, etc. ...).

In addition to the main Public Law teaching, FOREIGN students (not Italian native speakers who have not carried out any education cycle in Italy) and ERASMUS will be given the possibility to attend a "special teaching" focusing on the use of Italian language in Public Law.

Students are kindly recommended to register on Aulaweb. All informations, teaching materials and exam results will be uploaded there.

A list of possible exam questions will be made available on Aulaweb at the end of the teaching.

 

LESSONS START

Lessons will start and end in the second semester (see the time schedule on DISPO website).

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is written (three questions to be answered in 1 hour, differentiated between attending and non-attending students).

Students who will pass the written exam can ask to take an integrative oral exam (with which they will improve or worsen the mark achieved in the written exam): it will take place on the day and at the time indicated on the day of the written exam. If the student does not wish to take the supplementary oral exam, the exam is concluded with the written exam.

Students who do not have an adequate knowledge of the Italian language (Erasmus and other foreigners) can take the oral exam and, if needed, they can take it in English.

Assessment methods

The Examining Board is made up of the Professor of the teaching together with Public Law scholars approved by the Department Council.

The Examining Board will evaluate the consistency and completeness of the answers, the correct use of legal language and the ability to make connections among different topics of Public Law. 

Frequency and the active participation during the lessons will also be evaluated.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students must remember to enroll for the exam.