MOD. 1 - PUBLIC COMPARATIVE LAW

MOD. 1 - PUBLIC COMPARATIVE LAW

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Code
94714
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 7995 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

The course (consisting of two modules) aims to provide students with the cognitive and methodological tools necessary to understand public comparative law in its historical development and in its current trends, with reference to the most significant constitutional experiences and to the process of European integration.

The aim of the course is in particular to provide students with in-depth knowledge of principles, institutions and rules belonging to different constitutional systems, both in a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

Class attendance and individual study will enable the student to:

- acquire the specific vocabulary of the discipline, also in order to be able to examine and understand the scientific literature in English language;

- identify the fundamental values, principles and basic concepts characterizing the historical of constitutional law, from its first manifestations and the great liberal revolutions to the construction of contemporary constitutional democracies;   

- acquire a rational vision of models, institutes and conceptual categories of analysis, typical of the civil law and common law systems, with particular reference to the forms of state, forms of government, electoral systems, fundamental rights, sources of law and constitutional guarantees;

- acquire the cognitive tools necessary to read and understand the constitutional, legislative and jurisprudential sources of some foreign legal systems, in order to effectively compare sectors of public law;

- use the knowledge of the theoretical elements for a critical evaluation of the relationship between the normative dimension and the practical functioning of constitutional systems.

 

Teaching methods

The course will consist of lectures for a total of 54 hours (9 CFU), during which the topics of the program will be presented analytically. Some seminars could be carried out together with Italian or foreign experts, in order to deepen subjects of particular interest or current issues. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in classroom activities.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will cover the following topics, using the comparative method:

 - Methods and aims of public comparative law

- Constitutions and constitutionalism

- Forms of State (with special attention to federalism and regionalism)

- Forms of government

- Electoral systems

- Fundamental rights and freedoms

- Constitutional justice

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending students (who have attended at least 75% of the lessons): learning materials (slides, lecture notes, regulation, jurisprudence and in-depth reading) uploaded on Aulaweb.

Non-attending students: learning materials (slides, lecture notes, regulation, jurisprudence and in-depth reading) uploaded on Aulaweb and the following book:

- V. Zeno-Zencovich, Comparative Legal Systems. A Short Introduction, RomaTre-Press, 2017.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VINCENZO SCIARABBA (President)

LARA TRUCCO (President)

PATRIZIA MAGARO' (President)

SIMONE FREGA

OMAR CARAMASCHI

FRANCESCA BAILO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will consist of lectures for a total of 54 hours (9 CFU), during which the topics of the program will be presented analytically. Some seminars could be carried out together with Italian or foreign experts, in order to deepen subjects of particular interest or current issues. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in classroom activities.

 

LESSONS START

The course will take place during the first semester of the academic year 2019/2020. Classes will begin on September 23.

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending and non-attending students, the final exam is in oral form, usually articulated in four open questions. A mid-term written test could possibly take place.

Assessment methods

The final examination is in oral form, aimed at ascertaining the student’s knowledge of the subjects analysed during the course as well as the mastery of the legal language, the ability of critical analysis and personal re-elaboration of the different issues.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
03/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale