00217 - Administrative Law

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The aim of the Course is to provide students with a general knowledge of the main sectors and topics concerning administrative law with regard to the relationship between the public administration and the citizens and the need to exercise the sovereign power within a framework drafted by the law.

Students will learn about the public administration organisation, both central and local, about the administrative procedures and the exercise of power by administrative entities, about the pathology of the administrative action.

Eventually they will gain knowledge of the basic jurisdictional rules dedicated to the public administration and the connected jurisdictional remedies.

Course contents

Sources of administrative law.

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

Administrative organisation, public entities, national and local authorities: the allocation of powers within the national and EU system framework.

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.


G. della Cananea, M. Dugato, B. Marchetti, A, Police, M. Ramajoli, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Torino, 2022 with the exception of Chapter II


E. Casetta, Compendio di Diritto Amministrativo, Milano, XXI ed., 2021


M. D'Alberti, Lezioni di diritto Amministrativo, Torino, 2022


Sulla giustizia amministrativa:

E. Casetta, Compendio di Diritto Amministrativo, Milano, XXI ed., 2021, Cap. IX, sezioni I, II, III, IV, VI

Teaching methods

Traditional frontal lesson through discussions and direct dialogue with the students both during the lectures and during the student hours.

Assessment methods

The final exam is oral.

The exam and the evalutation process will focus on the topics of the Course
The evaluation will take into consideration:
• knowledge of institutional profiles;
• knowledge of case law and legal doctrine;
• connections between different parts of the program;
• debate skill;

• speaking ability;

• speaking accuracy.

Registration into the final exam must be made on-line on the web site of the University.

By way of example, the following criteria will be used to assess the final mark (that will be out of 30/30):

- sufficient or barely sufficient knowledge on the programme, limited reasoning ability, some difficulties in using technical and legal language → 18-21/30;

- fairly good knowledge of the programme, adequate critical reasoning ability, sound use of technical and legal language → 22-25/30;

- comprehensive knowledge of the programme, notable reasoning ability, good command of technical and legal language → 26-29/30;

- extensive knowledge of the programme, very good reasoning ability, and ability to fully master technical-legal language → 30-30L/30.

The exam cannot be taken before Constitutional Law and Private Law.

Thesis topics will be discussed during the student hrs and upon request.

Teaching tools

Additional teaching
materials, such as court rulings, will be indicated.

The material will  be made available to students on the online platforms.
Students with disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) are required
to make their condition known to find the best possibile accomodation to their needs.

Office hours

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