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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

30048 - INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM - MODULE 2


WBB - BIEF - BIEM
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 22 - 24

WBB (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  IUS/05) - BIEF (6 credits - II sem. - OBBC  |  IUS/09) - BIEM (6 credits - II sem. - OBBC  |  IUS/05)
Course Director:
JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI

Classes: 15 (II sem.) - 16 (II sem.) - 17 (II sem.) - 18 (II sem.) - 21 (II sem.) - 22 (II sem.) - 24 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 15: ELISA BERTOLINI, Class 16: ELISA BERTOLINI, Class 17: JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI, Class 18: JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI, Class 21: ELISA BERTOLINI, Class 22: JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI, Class 24: JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI


Course Objectives

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law.


Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
  • General Introduction: sources of law, constitutions, constitutional amendments constitutional statutes, ordinary statutes, law decrees, legislative decrees and delegated legislation, bye-laws and regulations.
  • Forms of State and Transitions to Democracy. Forms of Government. Electoral laws.
  • Federalism, Regionalism and Devolution in a comparative context.
  • Constitutional Justice: composition, role and functions of Constitutional and Supreme Courts. The fundamental aspects of American and European models of constitutional review. Classification of Court judgments and analysis of decision-making techniques.
  • The legal system of the European Union: system of legal sources and the relationship between European law and domestic legislation; the institutional structure; the evolution of the case law of the ECJ and domestic courts.
  • Political, economic and civil rights and related safeguards in a comparative context.
  • Special Part that shall decided at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • The written exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and 1 short essay. The exam format will be the same for attending and non-attending students, but the content will be different (see above).
  • Please note that there is only one written final exam every academic year at the end of the course semester; students have to sit oral exams in all other sessions. Students from previous academic years can only sit the written or oral exam as non-attending students.

Textbooks
For Attending students:
  • G.F. Ferrari (ed.), Introduction to Italian Public Law, Giuffrè, Milano, 2008, (only Chapters 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 14).
  • Articles, cases and other material that will be made available by the instructors at the beginning of the course also through the use of the e-learning space.
For Non-attending students:
  • G.F. Ferrari (ed.), Introduction to Italian Public Law, Giuffrè, Milano, 2008, (all chapters).
Last change 21/03/2016 12:31