Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30048 - INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM - MODULE 2


BIEF - BIEM
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 22

BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OBBC  |  IUS/09) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - OBBC  |  IUS/05)
Course Director:
JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI

Classes: 15 (I sem.) - 16 (I sem.) - 17 (I sem.) - 18 (I sem.) - 21 (I sem.) - 22 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 15: ELISA BERTOLINI, Class 16: JUSTIN ORLANDO FROSINI, Class 17: VIKTORIIA LAPA, Class 18: MARCO BASSINI, Class 21: ELISA BERTOLINI, Class 22: ELISA BERTOLINI


Course Objectives
The main purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
  • General Introduction: sources of law, constitutions, constitutional amendments constitutional statutes, ordinary statutes, law decrees, legislative decrees and delegated legislation, bye-laws and regulations.
  • Forms of State and Transitions to Democracy. Forms of Government. Electoral laws. Federalism, Regionalism and Devolution in a comparative context.
  • Constitutional Justice: composition, role and functions of Constitutional and Supreme Courts. The fundamental aspects of American and European models of constitutional review. Classification of Court judgments and analysis of decision-making techniques.
  • The legal system of the European Union: system of legal sources and the relationship between European law and domestic legislation; the institutional structure; the evolution of the case law of the CJEU and domestic courts.
  • Political, economic and civil rights and related safeguards in a comparative context.
  • Class-specific special part that shall indicated to students at the beginning of the course by the class instructor.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
  • The common assessment method for all classes is an end-of-term written exam consisting of 40 multiple choice questions and 1 short essay. The end-of-term exam format is the same for attending and non-attending students, but the content is different (see above). Other assessment methods for attending students is class-specific and explained in detail at the beginning of the semester. As a general rule, attending students are expected to ensure regular class attendance and to actively participate in class discussions and teamwork.
  • Please note that there is only one written final exam every academic year at the end of the course semester; students have to sit oral exams in all other sessions. Students from previous academic years can only sit the written or oral exam as non- attending students.

Textbooks
For attending students
  • A workbook with articles, cases and other material is put on the Blackboard platform at the beginning of the course.

For non attending students
  • G.F. FERRARI (ed.), Introduction to Italian Public Law, Milano, Giuffrè, 2008.
Last change 23/03/2017 10:40