03639 - Regional Law

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  • Teacher Diletta Tega

  • Credits 7

  • SSD IUS/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Feb 20, 2019 to Apr 17, 2019


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

Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student will acquire a solid knowledge of the founding principles of the Italian Regional law through a deeper understanding of sources of law, the regional form of state and government.  On the basis of the given criteria the student will be able to distinguish regional form of state from federal, confederate or unitary experiences, also referring to historical and comparative data. Secondly, the student will obtain the ability to comprehend normative texts, including the Constitution, and primary and secondary sources of law.  Along with the juridical theory and method, the student will also learn the constitutional practices, above all through the development of the capacity to interpret and utilize constitutional case law. 

Students will also analise a pending case: they will do a doctrinal, normative and jurisprudential research in order to enucleate all the possible solution tha Constitutional Court will take.  

At the end of the Course the student will be able to develop in an autonomous way research aimed at finding and application of regional law and case law.  

Course contents

The course will address the study of Italian regional and local legal system through the knowledge of the structure and functions of Italian territorial authorities, in the perspective of the constitutional model and its changes introduced with constitutional statutes n. 1/1999, n. 2/2001, n. 3/2001.  

The course will be also devoted to pending cases'discussion and resolution.

The syllabus includes:

1. General concepts: unitary State, federal State, regional State and confederations. 2. The evolution of the Italian regionalism from constitutional models to the reform of Title V, Part II of the Constitution. 3. The unity of the Republic and institutional pluralism. The regional constitutional autonomy. 4. Sources of law.  Regional statutes. Legislative power at the regional and state level.  Executive orders. Local sources of law.  5.  The form of regional government: constitutional models and regional variations. 6. Fundamental regional bodies.  The president, the councilm the executive power, the local authorities council. 7. The local form of government. 8. The public administration. 9. Institutional relationships: State, regional, EU. 10. Financial autonomy and fiscal federalism. 11. The constitutional warranties. 12. Transformation of the regional legal system: cooperation and competition among territorial authorities and the delocalization of administrative functions.


All  students will have to prepare the exam on one the following texts:

1. P. CARETTI, G. TARLI BARBIERI, Il diritto regionale, Torino, Giappichelli, most recent edition.

2.R. BIN, G. FALCON (a cura di), Diritto regionale, Bologna, il Mulino, most recent edition.

The exam will consist only of an oral examination.

To better prepare for the exam it will be helpful the consultation of the following collection of normative texts:
 F. Clementi, L. Cuocolo, F. Rosa e G. E. Vigevani (a cura di), La Costituzione italiana, Commento articolo per articolo, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017; L. Califano (a cura di), La Costituzione della repubblica italiana, Rimini, Maggioli, 2010 or most recent edition; L. Mezzetti, M. Belletti (eds.), Codice costituzionale, Torino, Giappichelli, most recent edition;  A. Celotto (a cura di), Costituzione annotata della Repubblica italiana, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2010  o edizione più recente; M. Bassani, V. Italia, G. Bottino, M. Della Torre, A. Zucchetti (eds.), Leggi fondamentali del diritto pubblico e costituzionale, Milano, Giuffré, 2010 or most recent edition; P. Costanzo (ed.), Testi normativi per lo studio del diritto costituzionale italiano ed europeo, Torino, Giappichelli, 2010 or most recent edition;
To read parliamentary works of the Italian Constitutional Assembly refer to:  Lavori dell'Assemblea costituente - Motore di ricerca

In order to prepare the exams is important to refer to the main decisions taken by the Italian Cosntitutional Court, discussed during lectures:
1. www.cortecostituzionale.it

2. www.giurcost.it

Please refer also to the data base:


Teaching methods


Lectures will be hold during the Spring semester, according to the calendar that will soon be announced.  The classroom will be located at the Faculty of Law, Bologna.

A visit to the Constitutional Court together with study groups and active discussion and cases' presentations will be part of the course.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral interview. The final grade will also be based on the active participation during lectures 

Teaching tools

Seminars – During the Course the Professor will organize a series of meetings and activities to deepen the understanding of the course materials, also through moot courts and practical applications based on actual constitutional case law.


Other information, documentation and study material will be made available on the Internet website of the Course.

Office hours

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