Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in Law - Como
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Como - Sant'Abbondio
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (50 hours)

Knowledge of general elements of comparative public law can be useful.

Final Examination: 

The assessment of learning is different for attending and non-attending students.

For ATTENDING students, there will be a written test on the whole course programme, with a maximum score of 20, and then an oral test on three topics of their choice, with a maximum score of 10. In addition, during the course, students can deliver group presentations on specific issues, which will be evaluated with a maximum score of 3 points.

For NON-ATTENDING students, there will be a final oral test on the whole course programme, graded in thirtieths.

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide a systematic overview of the principles and institutions of Swiss constitutional law with regard to the form of state, the form of government, the system of sources of law and constitutional guarantees.

The course programme includes: elements of Swiss constitutional history; the Swiss federal form of state; the organization of power: the people, the Federal Assembly, the Federal Council, and the judiciary; the system of sources of law; constitutional guarantees; rights and freedoms.

-Elements of Swiss constitutional history.
-The form of State: Swiss federalism.
-Introduction to the form of government.
-The people in the organisation of power.
-The Federal Assembly.
-The Federal Council.
-Introduction to the system of sources.
-The Federal Constitution.
-Federal Laws.
-Non-legislative acts.
-The popular legislative initiative.
-Referendum and other forms of popular participation.
-International law.
-Constitutional jurisdiction.
-Rights and freedoms.

For ATTENDING students:
-M.P. Viviani Schlein, "La Svizzera", in Aa. Vv., "Costituzioni comparate", Giappichelli, ult.ed.

For NON-ATTENDING students:
-S. Gerotto, P. Mahon, R. Sánchez Ferriz, "Il sistema costituzionale svizzero", CEDAM, 2020


The course takes place in the second semester through a total of 50 lecture hours.
The teaching includes lectures on the principles and institutions of Swiss constitutional law and case discussions with the involvement of students. Qualified external guests will intervene on the topics of fiscal federalism, dialogue between courts, and civil rights.

Ricevimento previo appuntamento (luigi.testa@uninsubria.it).