04519 - Business Law

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

Against the Constitutional principles, the classes are aimed to provide students with knowledge of the legal framework relating to the evolution of the State intervention in the economic context.

At the end of the classes, students will be capable of: (a) singling out the main ways by which governments carry out their activities in the economic environment without necessarily refer them to market competition; (b) critically understanding the different legal tools and modes whereby to ensure the intervention of public authorities within the economy; (c) understanding the role of public administration, especially in the delivery of services of general interest. 

Course contents

Against the EU law background, the classes are intended to shed light on public regulation of economic activities. In this respect, the legal forms that are applicable to the intervention of public authorities within the economic context and to their relationships with for profit and non profit organisations will be analysed. Particular attention will be devoted to health and social care services and to the different legal forms which are provided for their organisation and delivery.


GROPPI, Tania – SIMONCINI, Andrea, Introduzione allo studio del diritto pubblico e delle sue fonti, Giappichelli, Torino, IV edizione. Ristampa aggiornata, febbraio 2019 – Capitoli I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII e X

SANTUARI Alceste, I servizi socio-sanitari: regolazione, principio di concorrenza e ruolo delle imprese sociali, Torino, Giappichelli, 2019

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, discussion and analysis of Courts' rulings.

Assessment methods

Final written examination consisting of some open questions, which are aimed at assessing students' theoretical understanding and critical analysis.

The examinations will be carried out according to the Course's procedures.

The first and second partial examination will be given 70% and 30% of the overall grade, respectively. 

Only the students who will pass the first part of the examination will be allowed to take the second part of the examination.

If students fail the first part of the examination, the subsequent tests will refer to the whole programme.

If students fail the second part of the examination, their first part examination's grade will be taken into account until the immediate next exam session.

Please note that the assessment methods may chang according to the progress of pandemic Covid-19.

Teaching tools

Textbook. Slides. Courts' rulings

Office hours

See the website of Alceste Santuari

See the website of Luca Enrico Degani