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Course unit
GI02102052, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI TREVISO [999TV]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANDREA PIN IUS/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/21 Comparative Public Law 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 09/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
12 A.A. 2017/18 sede di Treviso 02/10/2017 30/09/2018 PIN ANDREA (Presidente)
ANTONINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BERGO MONICA (Membro Effettivo)
PADULA CARLO (Supplente)
10 A.A. 2016/17 sede di Treviso 28/11/2016 30/09/2017 PIN ANDREA (Presidente)
ANTONINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BERGO MONICA (Membro Effettivo)
PADULA CARLO (Supplente)
9 A.A. 2016/17 sede di Treviso 03/10/2016 27/11/2016 PIN ANDREA (Presidente)
ANTONINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
SCARABEL TANIA (Membro Effettivo)
7 A.A. 2015/16 sede di Treviso 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 PIN ANDREA (Presidente)
ANTONINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE NES MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
RAGONE GIADA (Supplente)
5 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Treviso 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 PIN ANDREA (Presidente)
ANTONINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE NES MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
RAGONE GIADA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Constitutional Law.

Elective readings are encouraged. No other prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at developing a systematic capacity of reflecting on legal experience. This will be done through the confrontation between different legal systems, and having regard to the concrete legal praxis. For those who are interested, an elective part of the course will be held in English; those who attend the lectures in English will benefit of an equivalent waive of lectures in Italian.
Apart from the informative part, students should be enabled to critically reflect on the arguments that Italian Courts and super national courts use in their reasonings.
Examination methods: The active attendance of classes is strongly encouraged. Classes will focus on hard cases and issues, which will be addressed through discussions and debates among students.
A supplementary weekly lecture will be held in English, for those who are willing to attend it. Once the students who attend the supplementary lectures reach the 9 credit-hours target, they end the course and will be examined on the lectures they attended.
Assessment criteria: Interview. The students who have attended the course will be examined on the topics that were taught during classes.
Those who attend the lectures in English can ask to be examined in English, limitedly to the parts that were treated in English.
Course unit contents: We will focus on the most debated issues in foreign public laws, in order to capture salient informations to address Italian problems.

1. Civil and common Law
1.1. The features of common law and its legal transplants
1.2. Civil and common law in the global framework
2. Islamic law, past and present
2.1. The law of Islamic states
2.2. The law of Muslim minorities in the West
3. Constitutionalism and fundamental rights
3.1. The American model of individual rights
3.2. Privacy rights
4. Theory and praxis of federalism
4.1. The phases of American federalism
5. Interpreting the constitution
5.1. Originalism and living instrument
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: We will consider the prevailing dynamics of contemporary constitutional models. We will consider the evolution of election laws as well as of models of States and of Government in the European Context, with special regard to the evolutionary trends in the Italian context. This will help the understanding of the modifications of the Italian legal system. Contemporary struggles call for a study of the legal regimes of Middle East. A deep consideration of the Muslim legal culture and of Middle Eastern society will make us understand the reasons of the struggles.
Finally, we will consider the problematic relationship between law, politics and conscience, in a comparative perspective. This will lead to a broad understanding of contemporary Western constitutionalism.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Depending on the debates, supplementary readings may be encouraged and then discussed during lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Morbidelli, Pegoraro, Reposo, Volpi, Diritto pubblico comparato. Torino: Giappichelli, --. Testo rivolto ai non frequentanti
  • Ceroni, Frosini, Codice delle Costituzioni. Torino: Giappichelli, 2009.