00217 - Administrative Law

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Political, Social and International Sciences (cod. 8853)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has a basic knowledge of the main areas and topics of administrative law, i.e. the reasons for the existence of a public power and the submission of the same to legal rules; the law of public administrations; the administrative organization in the articulations of the central government and the local autonomies; the functional moment of the administrative action and its pathology; administrative justice institutions. The student also possesses the specific terminological skills essentials to operate in legal fields.

Course contents

Principles of administrative law

Administrative organisation, at a national, regional and local level.

Civil servant's statute.

Administrative procedures and administrative acts: the physiology and the pathology of the public adiministration activities.

The notion and organisation of services of general interest.

The public administration liability and its limits.

The public contracts and the public tender procedures.

Introduction to the jurisdictional system of the public adiministration.


M. D'Alberti, Lezioni di Diritto Amministrativo, Torino, 2022, VI edition.

M. Clarich, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Bologna, 2022, only chapter Cap. XIV (La giustizia amministrativa - Le linee generali del sistema)

Teaching methods

The Lectures will be helded in presence, with a special attention in promoting discussion an direct dialogue with and between the students, who could propose themes and arguments for the debate. 

Through the Web page of the teacher, students will also be informed about seminars and other scientific initiatives organized by the School of specialization in Studies on public Administration (SPISA) (www.spisa.unibo.it), useful to deepen the topics of the exam.

Assessment methods

The exam is oral and focused on the topics of the Course.
In addition to knowledge of the key concepts explanied during the course, assessment will take account: the ability to analyse doctrinal and jurisprudential opinions; to single out connections between the relevant topics; to critical reasoning, as well as the clarity of presentation and critical thinking; the knowledge of legal terminology.

Teaching tools

In the Web page of the didactic materials will be inserted presentations, judicial cases, statutes, and other materials related to the subjects of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Claudia Tubertini


Sustainable cities Peace, justice and strong institutions

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.