CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA VA
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2020/2021
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
10
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
60
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (60 hours)
Requirements: 

No prerequisites are requested

Final Examination: 
Orale

Attending students are allowed, at the end of the lectures, to take an optional written examination on the topics taught during classes; if the outcome is positive, the student will be able to take a shorter oral examination, aimed at confirming or varying the already awarded grade.
The final examination will be oral, both for attending students who did not take the optional examination and for non-attending students.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course aims at analysing the Italian Constitution, focusing on the understanding of the overall contitutional legal order, the constitutional text and its implications. It involves the studying of the notion of the Constitution and of the Italian legal system and its evolution, the fundamental constitutional principles, the constitutional powers, the sources of law, local and regional governments, the relationships between the Italian law system and the European/International legal systems, the fundamental rights, the judiciary and the judicial process, the constitutional system of adjudication and the judicial review of legislation. Particular attention throughout the course is devoted to the system of sources of law, the theory of normative acts and normative facts and the criteria for the solution of conflicts among normative acts.

The course program will focus on the following subjects:
1. The State: origins of the modern State and the evolution of the different models of State.
2. The Constitution and the Constitutional State. The Italian Constitution and its basic features.
3. The Constitution as source of law and the constitutional revision process.
4. The sources of law.
5. The Constitutional Court and the constitutional adjudication system.
6. The organization of political powers and its evolution in Italy.
7. Direct and representative democracy. The referenda. The electoral systems
8. The Parliament
9. The Government
10. The President of the Republic
11. The Judiciary
12. The regional and local governments
13. Fundamental rights and liberties.
14. The relationships between the European legal order end the Italian legal order.

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R. Bin. G. Pitruzzella, Diritto costituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, ultima edizione
It is essential to consult an updated edition of the Italian Constitution.

Convenzionale

Classes take place exclusively through lectures during which the teacher from time to time involves students so to verify their understanding of the concepts explained. In order to actively involve students and refine their critical reasoning skills, the teacher promotes moments of discussion in the classroom. The lessons will take place in attendance, except for prolonged emergency measures linked to Covid 19. In this case, online classes and distant learning will be ensured by means of the telematic supports provided by the University.

The teacher is available at any time to address individual student questions at: lino.panzeri@uninsubria.it

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