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CODE 65203
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • TAX LAW 45313
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • FINANCIAL LAW 64935
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW 84277
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • EUROPEAN UNION LAW 66429
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • COMMERCIAL LAW 65212
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • CRIMINAL LAW 65209
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • CIVIL TRIAL LAW 55714
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 55699
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • BANKING LAW 24675
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • LABOUR LAW 65256
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • EUROPEAN UNION LAW 101501
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW 84277
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • FINANCIAL LAW 64935
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • EUROPEAN UNION LAW 66429
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • COMMERCIAL LAW 65212
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • CRIMINAL LAW 65209
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • CIVIL TRIAL LAW 55714
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW 106795
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • TAX LAW 45313
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 55699
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The “Constitutional Law” course focuses on the fundamental institutions of Italian constitutional law.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes are the following: (a) allowing first-year student to understand how the fundamental tools of Constitutional Law work; (b) applying theoretical concepts to practical cases; (c) learning legal Italian and legal methodologies.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attending and actively participating in classes, and individual study will allow students to:

Understand the functioning of the fundamental institutions of Italian constitutional law, with particular attention to the form of government, the system of sources of law, the Constitutional Court, the system of regions and local authorities, as well as constitutional rights;

Identify the mutual interconnections between the different concepts;

Use this knowledge with reference to practical legal consequences, specifically connected to those areas of constitutional law concerning legal services for businesses and public administration;

Acquire the indispensable legal language and mindset of public law;

Critically evaluate historical-legal and political-social current affairs;

Develop the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, to adapt one's communication to the context, to use sources and aids of various kinds.

 

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of Italian history and current political debate.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of 54 hours (9 CFU). During the course, after having illustrated some fundamental notions (law, Constitution, State, sovereignty, democracy, forms of State and government), through the reference to the main theories of Kelsen and Santi Romano, the fundamental concepts concerning Italian constitutional law, with particular attention to the form of government, the system of sources, the Constitutional Court, the system of regions and local authorities, as well as constitutional rights, will be analysed.

During the lessons, the Professor will try to stimulate the active participation of students in debates on the most controversial legal issues, especially current political-constitutional issues.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamental notions (law, Constitution, State, sovereignty, democracy, forms of State and government)

Italian constitutional history

The sources of Italian law

The Italian form of government

The Constitutional Court

The regions and local authorities

Constitutional rights

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For students who attend classes

P. Caretti-U. De Siervo, Diritto costituzionale e pubblico, Torino, Giappichelli, 2023 (Capitoli I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XII, XIII, XV, XVI)

For students who do not attend classes

P. Caretti-U. De Siervo, Diritto costituzionale e pubblico, Torino, Giappichelli, 2023

For all students

The text of the Italian Constitution

 

The aforementioned program is for students enrolled for the first time in the first year in the academic year 2024/25 as well as, starting from May 2025, also for all other students. For the latter, up to and including February 2025, the previous program of the Constitutional Law course applies (unless the students themselves wish to bring the new program)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ENRICO ALBANESI (President)

SIMONE PITTO

ELEONORA CECCHERINI (Substitute)

MARCO MARAZZINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 

Wednesday 17 September 8:30 (sharp)

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam, with three/four open questions

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam aims to ascertain the actual achievement of the expected learning outcomes. In particular, the questions allow us to ascertain the students' ability to understand the functioning of the fundamental institutes of Constitutional Law, with particular attention to the functioning of the form of State and the form of government, the system of sources and rights in general, with a specific focus on the right to health and the right to social assistance; to use this knowledge, especially from the perspective of professions related to legal services for businesses and public administration; to acquire the indispensable legal language and mindset; to critically evaluate historical-legal and political-social current affairs.

Students with a disability or SLD certification may request the use of compensatory measures (e.g. additional time, concept maps and diagrams, modifications in the written/oral mode) during the examination, following the procedure indicated in the guidelines (p. 5) published here