TECHNIQUES OF THE INTERPRETATION AND THE REASONING

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Code
65010
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/20
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (LAW)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will provide students with a guided tour over the philosophy and techniques of legal interpretation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Matters, concepts and problems of legal interpretation. Normative and cognitive theories of interpretation. Constitutional interpretation. Concepts and problems of legal argumentation. Normative and cognitive theories of legal argumentation. Elements of logic for jurists. Applications of informatics to law.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

No jurist is a jurist if she does not know how to interpret. The course purports to provide basic tools to that effect.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Interpretation

2. Interpretation and Truth

3. The Problem of the Nature of Judicial Interpretation

4. The Structure of Legal Interpreting

5. The Tools of Legal Interpreting

6. Gaps

7. Antinomies

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A. Attending Students

1) P. Chiassoni, Tecnica dell’interpretazione giuridica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007, in the parts that shall be announced on Auilaweb. 

B. Non attending Students

1) P. Chiassoni, Tecnica dell’interpretazione giuridica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007, totally  (310 pp.).

2) F. Schauer, Il ragionamento giuridico. Una nuova introduzione, Milano, Carocci, 2016, limitedly to chaps.  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, e 10. Per complessive 500 pp. or, alternatively,

3) P. Chiassoni, Esercizi di analisi dell'argomentazione giuridica, Torino, Giappichelli, 2021, in the parts that shall be announced on Auilaweb. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment (write to: pierluigi.chiassoni@unige.it)

Exam Board

PIERLUIGI CHIASSONI (President)

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

PEDRO JAVIER CABALLERO ELBERSCI (Substitute)

PAOLO COMANDUCCI (Substitute)

DIEGO DEI VECCHI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Attending students: a written exam (seven open-questions in one-hour and half) plus an optional oral part.

Non-attending students: a written exam (five open-question in 35 minutes) plus an optional oral part.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/12/2021 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/01/2022 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/02/2022 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/05/2022 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto + Orale
24/05/2022 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto + Orale
07/06/2022 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto + Orale
05/07/2022 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto + Orale
09/09/2022 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale