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Seminars are educational activities that DISPI offers as part of the "Other Activities" to be included in the study plan.
At the beginning of each academic year, the Department publishes on its website a list of activities linked to each seminar so that each student can choose which activities to include in his/her study plan for a total of 3 CFU. These 3 CFU can be achieved by combining seminars from the same discipline or from different disciplines, at the student's discretion. In addition, seminars and initiatives allowing CFUs may also be chosen as 'Student Choice Activities'.
The seminars and initiatives in Comparative Public Law delve into specialised topics concerning the public law of important foreign legal systems, analysed with a comparative approach.
Given the general objective, the first fraction of seminars in Comparative Public Law aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the US legal system.
The objective of the seminars is to provide students with basic knowledge in three areas
- the main features of the US system
- the fundamental historical roots that have led to the current conformation of that legal system;
- the peculiar features that distinguish the American legal-constitutional experience in the comparative panorama.
At the end of the seminars, the student will be able to
- independently describe the main features of the US system
- understand and weigh up the main historical roots that explain the characters mentioned in the previous point
- identify the peculiarities of the US legal system, comparing it with that of Italy and the main continental European countries
The seminars have a two-part structure: the first half of the lecture is devoted to the exposition of the topic by the lecturer; the second half to the discussion of the materials identified by the lecturer and uploaded on the aulaweb platform
The second fraction of the seminars is aimed at analysing some specific areas of the US legal system. In particular:
- Fundamental rights in the dynamics of US federalism
- Freedom of speech between marketplace of ideas and individual affirmation
- The freedom of speech of corporations
- The parable of equality and the racial factor
- Economic governance in the US context
- From the war on poverty to the war on the poor: the parable of American welfare
Study materials are uploaded on the Aulaweb platform
EDMONDO MOSTACCI (President)
LORENZO CUOCOLO (Substitute)
Classes take place during the first semester and start in the second half of October 2022
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
In order to obtain credits, the student must pass a written test consisting of 15 multiple-choice questions at the end of the seminar cycle. The awarding of credits is conditional on achieving a mark of not less than 9 fifteenths.
The multiple choice test is designed to test knowledge of the main institutes of US law, as explained in the course of the lectures