SECOND MODULE: THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC LAW AND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS:BUSINESS, TRANSPORT, INTANGIBLE ASSETS, CRIMINAL LAW OF THE ECONOMY

SECOND MODULE: THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC LAW AND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS:BUSINESS, TRANSPORT, INTANGIBLE ASSETS, CRIMINAL LAW OF THE ECONOMY

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Code
103990
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 11122 LAW AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (L-14) LA SPEZIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/19
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
LA SPEZIA (LAW AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION )
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course introduces the study of the juridical phenomenon in its historical dimension, with specific regard to commercial law, in order to make students aware of the historical background of the current legal technicality, namely a tradition and an evolution more than a thousand years old.

Attending the course, as well as participating to the educational activities proposed and the personal work will finally enable the student to:

- know, identify and distinguish the most important periods, legal institutions and personalities of the history of medieval and modern commercial law (5th – 20th century AD);

- comprehend, coordinate and explain the complicated set of commercial legal sources (customs, legislation, legal doctrine and practice);

- remember and value the connections between legal history and political, social and economic ones;

and therefore to:

  • be aware of the importance of considering law, and especially commercial one, in its historical dimension too, in order to perceive and discuss its changes, continuities and discontinuities.

Teaching methods

This 36-hour course combines lectures with video-projections. The lectures will present, explain and exemplify the objects of the course program that the student will consequently assimilate through personal work. The slides projected during the lectures will be available, as well as course updates and other educational material, on the e-learning platform “Aulaweb”.

The course attendance is suggested (rules will be explained during the first lectures).

During the course, attending students will be able to take an elective written test, based on already given lectures and slides and concerning the medieval part of the program only, which will be revised by the professor.

 

To make studying easier, students will be able to take advantage of the professor’s support during the lectures, as well as during office hours and by appointment made by email. Students will be able to take advantage of teaching assistants and tutors’ support too.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will be based on the presentation and discussion of the following topics:

- Introduction to history of European juridical and economic experience, from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era;

- Early Medieval period. Germanic law; feudal age; manorial economy.

- Period of ius commune (12th-18th century AD). Commercial revolution, legal sources, institutions, juridical culture. Local and particular laws, legal sources system, “Scuola culta”, consulting and judging jurisprudence, Enlightenment and law, legal sources in the 18th century.

- Period of codifications. Sources of private and commercial law from the First to Second Industrial Revolution, Napoleonic model, history of the codification of commercial law in Italy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Attending students: to pass the final exam it will be necessary to study the following textbook (together with class notes and slides projected during the lessons):

  • R. TETI, Un diritto per gli imprenditori. Il diritto commerciale dalle codificazioni ottocentesche al Codice civile del 1942, Roma, Donzelli Editore, 2018, pp. VI-193.
  •  The textbook will have to be completed with class notes, which will be available on the e-learning platform “Aulaweb”, according to rules explained by the professor during the lectures
  • Non-attending students: to pass the final exam it will be necessary to study the following textbooks:

  • AA.VV., Tempi del diritto. Età medievale, moderna e contemporanea, Torino, Giappichelli 2016, chapter I and II (pages 1-112);
  • R. TETI, Un diritto per gli imprenditori. Il diritto commerciale dalle codificazioni ottocentesche al Codice civile del 1942, Roma, Donzelli Editore, 2018, pp. VI-193.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LORENZO SINISI (President)

STEFANIA RONCATI

GLORIA VIARENGO (President Substitute)

MATTEO CARMINE FIOCCA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

This 36-hour course combines lectures with video-projections. The lectures will present, explain and exemplify the objects of the course program that the student will consequently assimilate through personal work. The slides projected during the lectures will be available, as well as course updates and other educational material, on the e-learning platform “Aulaweb”.

The course attendance is suggested (rules will be explained during the first lectures).

During the course, attending students will be able to take an elective written test, based on already given lectures and slides and concerning the medieval part of the program only, which will be revised by the professor.

 

To make studying easier, students will be able to take advantage of the professor’s support during the lectures, as well as during office hours and by appointment made by email. Students will be able to take advantage of teaching assistants and tutors’ support too.

LESSONS START

I semester from September 14th to December 4th 2020
II semester from February 15th to May 7th 2021

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
20/05/2021 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
17/06/2021 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
01/07/2021 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
15/07/2021 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
09/09/2021 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale