73223 - Public Administration Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

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

The course aims to provide the legal concepts and research methods useful to understand the main characteristics and the changes of the Italian administrative system, due to the incessant reforms that have affected the public sector, always looking for the right balance between fairness and efficiency, impartiality and simplification.

The course is divided into four parts.

- Introduction on administrative law and its principles;

- The administrative organization and its humas and material resources;

- The discipline of the (public law and private law) of the Public Administration;

- The system of administrative responsibiliy, and an introduction to administrative justice and the protection of citizens against acts and conduct of government.


- M. D'Alberti, Lezioni di diritto amministrativo, 6th ed., Torino, Giappichelli, 2022.


Students who have already taken the administrative law exam during their three-year degree  are pleased to contact the professore in order to agree with her for a different programme, which will take into account the programme already carried out and the time passed from the first exam.

Teaching methods

Lectures in presence, accompanied by the illustration and discussion of judicial cases, which will be made available on line.

 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.

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.

For the attending students, the examination will take into account in particular, in addition to the knowledge of the topics explained during the lessons, the ability in presenting and critically discussing the judicial cases. For this purpose, in the first part of the examination the student will be required to illustrate and discuss two of these cases, at his/her choice.

Teaching tools

In the Web page of the didactic materials will be inserted judicial cases, statutes, schemes 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.