Public law (2017/2018)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Giovanni Guiglia, Neliana Ramona Rodean
Giovanni Guiglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Primo Semestre Triennali dal Sep 18, 2017 al Jan 12, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course deals with Italian constitutional law in a diachronic perspective, focusing in particular on the most established constitutional practices in the republican experience. The course aims at providing the students with the basic principles of public field and, in general, with the essential tools necessary to comprehend the whole legal phenomenon in order to cope with in the postgraduate years and in the forthcoming professional activities.
At the end of the course the students will be able to understand that his professional and / or business future activity can not disregard the principles, rules and legal institutions that characterize our constitution and describe a social and economic model conceived In order to give the broadest importance to the values of substantial equality and solidarity, in particular through the recognition and protection of all rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, which are absolutely indivisible and interdependent.


1. Historical profile of the Italian constitutional law.
2. Sources of law.
3. Forms of direct democracy.
4. The rights of citizens.
5. The Constitutional duties.
6. The Parliament.
7. The President of the Republic.
8. The Government.
9. The relationships between Government and Parliament.
10. The Administration in the Constitution.
11. The Judicial Power.
12. The Constitutional Court.
13. Regions and local autonomies.

To enable students to acquire the skills indicated, the topics of the program will be dealt with frontal lessons characterized by continuous use of slides not only on the theoretical profiles of the subject but also on the essential case law associated with them.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. ONIDA, M. PEDRAZZA GORLERO (a cura di) Compendio di diritto costituzionale (Edizione 4) Giuffrè 2018 9788828804017 Lo studente dovrà conoscere, inoltre, le norme della Costituzione e delle principali leggi statali, costituzionali e ordinarie, relative alla disciplina.

Assessment methods and criteria

The written exam aims to ascertain:
• the knowledge of the topics in the program;
• the ability to present them with an appropriate legal language;
• the ability to connect systematically the acquired knowledge;
• analytical and argumentative abilities;
• the ability to apply the logical legal schemes emerging from the topics dealt with and planned.

Content and method of the written test:
The written test potentially focuses on all topics planned. Intermediate tests are not required, but simulations of the exam will be only available, based on the previous tests.
The exam consists of a written test in the form of closed and multiple answers, containing of 20 questions expressed in thirtieths. For each error or an unanswered question are deducted 2 thirtieths from the maximum achievable grade (30/30); The exam lasts 30 minutes and is considered exceeded if the student gets at least 18 thirtieths (18/30).
The results of the examination will be published on the Graduate's Web page at the "Course Alerts".