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CODE 109295
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/21
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

TEACHING METHODS

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

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Study materials are uploaded on the Aulaweb platform

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

EDMONDO MOSTACCI (President)

FRANCESCO GALLARATI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes take place during the first semester and start in the second half of October 2022

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The multiple choice test is designed to test knowledge of the main institutes of US law, as explained in the course of the lectures

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
14/12/2023 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
08/01/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
08/01/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
30/01/2024 11:30 GENOVA Scritto
27/05/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
27/05/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
10/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
10/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2024 14:30 GENOVA Scritto