There are not prerequirements
Goals and Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the Italian constitutional law and some basic features on administrative law.
At the end of the course, students will know the basic content of Italian Constitution, the “working modes” of Italian form of government, the legal sources system, the rights catalogue and the forms of legal protection.
The course program will consider, among other things, the following topics: the political power and the State, the birth of the State, the elements of the State, the forms of State and their historical evolution, the principle of political representation, the principle of separation of powers, the majority rules, the forms of government (constitutional government; parliamentary government, presidential government and semi-presidential government), the government conducting; the electoral systems, the Italian Constitutional organization (the Government, the Parliament, the President of the Republic, Regions and local government and the public administration); the sources of law, the criteria that resolve contradictions among sources, the Constitution, the Constitution and constitutional power; the Italian Constitution, the formal law of Parliament, the delegated legislation and the decree-law; the secondary sources and the referendum as a source of law, the EU sources; the sources of local authorities; the system of human rights protection in the Italian Constitution, dealing with individual liberty, the judicial protection and the role of the judicial power, the constitutional Court and the Italian constitutional system of justice.
Mode of Delivery
The course will consist in 50 hours of frontal lectures. It could also be provided for the holding of seminars – for a maximum of 6 hours – cared for by the staff of the professors in charge
Recommended reading list (Bibliography)
The suggested textbook is T. Groppi, A. Simoncini, Introduzione allo studio del diritto pubblico e delle sue fonti, Giappichelli, Torino, last Edition, 2015/2016.
Students must also know the Italian Constitution in force (see for example M. Siclari, La Costituzione della Repubblica italiana nel testo vigente, Roma, Aracne Editrice, last edition).
During the course, lectures will be alongside some traditional lectures with slides (power point).
The examination in the end-of-course appeals (June 2017) is a mandatory written exam, with open questions and multiple choice questions, followed by an oral exam for the best students.
In subsequent appeals, the exam consists of an oral examination.
For foreign students, upon request, the exam could be always an oral.