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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

50145 - ADVANCED CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - TRANSNATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (8 credits - I sem. - OP  |  16 credits IUS/08) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  12 credits IUS/08) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/08)
Course Director:
ORESTE POLLICINO

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: GRAZIELLA ROMEO


Course Objectives
The course aims at exploring the transformation of the classic features of constitutional law due to three concurring elements:

a) The increasing supranational integration;
b) The changing role of international law and its penetration into domestic legal system;
c) The impact of economic and judicial globalization on the domestic arena.

Students are introduced to how 20th century constitutionalism has affected large part of well-established and old-fashioned legal categories such as principles, rights and sovereignty.
The course brings to light, touching upon some fundamental legal categories, how the constitutionalism has changed as a consequence of the increasing relevance of transnational relationships, while regional and international institutions have progressively expanded their role.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary

The following arguments are examined:

  • 20th century constitutionalism: values, principles, rights, sovereignty.
  • Models of supranational (regional) integration (the EU, the ECHR system, supranational integration beyond Europe).
  • Constitutional interpretation and transnational comparison.
  • Judicial dialogue.
  • Judicial cross fertilization.
  • Transnational law in context (global agencies, internet law, antiterrorism law).

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Students will sit a written exam, organised in five multiple choice questions and one open questions to be completed in 40 minutes.
Attending students will be invited to work in-group on specific issues addressing transnational constitutional law in context. The participation in class will be part of the final assessment.

Textbooks
  • J.L. Dunoff, J.P. Trachtman, Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2009.
Last change 24/05/2016 09:02