86432 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Italian - Spanish Law Individual Study Plan)

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  • Teacher Andrea Morrone

  • Credits 7

  • SSD IUS/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

    Also valid for Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)
    Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 20, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021

SDGs

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

Quality education Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course relates to the study of "constitutional justice", namely the set of rules and practices meant to guarantee the constitution. The term constitution is in this context intendes as the set of rules on the functioning of sovereign powers and on the protection of rights and primary values, starting from the State regulation, but also referred to the supranational and international level. The study of constitutional justice develops, therefore, in a comparative perspective, having attention to the European and international level of protection as well. The study of the judicial reasoning, followed by constitutional courts, supranational and international, will be carried out with a specific attention.

Course contents

The course relates to the study of "constitutional justice", namely the set of rules and practices meant to guarantee the constitution. The term constitution is in this context intendes as the set of rules on the functioning of sovereign powers and on the protection of rights and primary values, starting from the State regulation, but also referred to the supranational and international level. The study of constitutional justice develops, therefore, in a comparative perspective, having attention to the European and international level of protection as well. The study of the judicial reasoning, followed by constitutional courts, supranational and international, will be carried out with a specific attention.

Readings/Bibliography

The program will be carried out on the basis of texts suggested from time to time by the Professor.

Attending students may consult the following texts:
Morrone, Il bilanciamento nello Stato costituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014;

Morrone (a cura di), La Corte costituzionale. Antologia di classici della letteratura italiana, Giappichelli, Torino, 2021 (in course of publication)

Not attending students, also:

Ruggeri & Spadaro, Lineamenti di giustizia costituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, last edition

or

Malfatti, Panizza, Romboli, Giustizia costituzionale, Torino, Giappichelli, 2021

 

For the sources:

A. Morrone (cur.), Costituzioni e diritto europeo, Napoli, Editoriale scientifica, 2014.

For the decisions of Italian Constitutional Court:

www.cortecostituzionale.it

Teaching methods

Case law method

Assessment methods

A) Attending students. Students attending at least two-thirds of the classes will be given the opportunity to hold the exam in a pre-session, which will take place in December. The pre-session will consist only of a written comment to a judgment of the Italian Constitutional Court, chosen by the Professor and published on his website 24 hours before the exam date. Paper sheets will be provided and certified by the Professor; no other sheets will be allowed. During the written exam students will be allowed to use a plain text of the Italian Constitution (not commented) and the relevant legislation.

B) Other students. The exam will consist of a written exam and an individual interview with the Professor and the teaching assistants; the two parts of the exam will take place on the same day, according to the ordinary exam dates. The written exam will consist of a comment to a judgment of the Italian Constitutional Court, chosen by the Professor and published on his website 24 hours before the exam date. Paper sheets will be provided and certified by the Professor; no other sheets will be allowed. During the written exam students will be allowed to use a plain text of the Italian Constitution (not commented) and the relevant legislation.

Teaching tools

All tools will be provided during the classes

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Morrone