90479 - Legal Laboratory (A)

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  • Teacher Giorgia Pavani

  • Learning modules Giorgia Pavani (Modulo 1)
    Silvia Bagni (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 4

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in International relations and diplomatic affairs (cod. 8048)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


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

Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The workshop introduces students to the knowledge of the main tools of legal research with the aid of traditional tools and internet, as well as the main drafting techniques of legal, administrative, and judicial Italian acts, EU's and of some foreign countries. At the end of the workshop the student is able to:
- know the basics notions necessary to search for legislative documents, bills, of Italian, EU and some foreign countries legislation.
- understand the mechanisms and use the tools that allow exegesis of the legal texts.
- draw up a legal document

Course contents

Attendance is compulsory: at least 70% of the scheduled hours.
The first part of the program consists in a comprehensive overview on legal documents (sources of law, judicial, and administrative acts) of Italian, EU and of some foreign countries legislation, and tools of legal research. Teacher will explain the main databases for legal research and students will simulate research on specific issues of topical legal.
A second part will be dedicated to the study of the main drafting techniques of legal, administrative and judicial acts. Professor and, in some lessons, technical experts, provide students with the techniques to achieve a simulation of legal document.


Students work on sources, databases and training materials provided during the course.


Students are recommended to read: 

Gregorio Arena,I custodi della bellezza. Prendersi cura dei beni comuni Touring club Italia, 2021

Teaching methods

Course is composed of: lectures aimed at explaining basic sources and search methods, laboratory work aimed at learning by doing main searches for legal documents and database

Assessment methods

The exam consists in intermediate written tests that , according to the subject matter, can concern in research of legal material, reading and interpretation of legislation and case law. Students will be evaluated at the end of each test (with a synthetic mark) in order to achieve the suitability to the workshop: one of the evaluation criteria is based mainly on the capacity of the student to summarize and to strictly focus on the answer of the question given

Teaching tools

Individual PC and Internet access, video projector, Power point, legal databases.

Students are invited to held a personal Hard Disk or USB stick to save material used in class.

Office hours

See the website of Giorgia Pavani

See the website of Silvia Bagni