00217 - Administrative Law (D-L)

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

00217 - Administrative Law (D-L) Academic Year 2021/2022 Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to achieve a comprehensive level of preparation on the most important principles of administrative law and institutions, which also allows them to reap the many practical aspects of application. Given the matter complexity, the teaching activities will be structured so as to present in a first stage of the course in what way public administrations operate, through the analysis of the major organizational forms that are used and activities which are called to play. In a second stage will be developed the issues related to the procedures for the exercise of administrative activities and general profiles of administrative justice. In this sense, therefore, will be its institutional depth the concepts of administrative law, such as: the reasons for the existence of a public power and subjection to the same legal rules, the administrative organization in the joints of the central government and local government, the moment of the action functional and administrative safeguards for those subject to it; institutions of administrative justice. To complete this basic training, the course also aims to achieve a significant involvement of students, through lectures and discussions held the most innovative and controversial topics of matter, in which to rebuild, depending on the topic, the different orientations doctrine, the development of the case and the actual dynamics, through the use of interactive teaching methods such as learning on demand, or the students' participation in meetings with qualified representatives of civil society.

Course contents

Course contents

(in order to make easier to understand the contents the main topics correspond to the textbook chapters)

PART I: Substantive Administrative Law

1. Administration and his law.

2. Legal system and administration: constitutional regulation

3. Administrative arrangement.

4. Public bodies' arrangement.

5.Subective legal situations.

6. Administrative procedures.

7 . Administrative decision and public agreements.

8. Public administration's obligations and the civil law.

PART II: Remedies

9. History of the judicial administrative system and legal protection in front of the civil judge.

10. Legal protection in front of the administrative judge.

11. Legal protection in front of special administrative judges and administrative remedies.



We recommended textbook is an updated edition.

E. CASETTA, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Giuffrè, Milano, XXII edizione, 2020.

(18 credits: the textbook shall be studied in all its parts).

. For the students who need 12 credits: E. CASETTA, chapters VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI;

- if they need 9 credits: E. CASETTA, chapters VII, VIII, IX, X, XI;

- if they need 6 credits: E. CASETTA, chapters IX, X, XI;

- if they need 3 credits: E. CASETTA, chapters IX e XI.

Students who already have textbooks recommended in previous A.A. can study these previous recommended volumes.

Erasmus' students may agree, depending on the country of origin, the exam program in class or at the reception hours.

For deepening study 

For those who wish to carry out further study and for students that after graduation are preparing their professional training, we recommend the following texts:

Subject's general outlines:

R. ALESSI, Principi di diritto amministrativo, voll. I e II, Giuffrè, Milano, 1978.

F. BENVENUTI, Disegno dell'amministrazione Italiana. Linee positive e prospettive, Cedam, Padova, 1996.

M.S. GIANNINI, Diritto amministrativo, voll. I e II, Giuffrè, Milano, 1993.

For complete explanation of subject's different perspectives:

A. BARTOLINI, S. FANTINI, Le ragioni della specialità (principi e storia del diritto amministrativo), Maggioli, Rimini, 2017 .

S. CASSESE, La democrazia e i suoi limiti, Mondadori, Milano, 2017 .

S. COGNETTI, A. CONTIERI, S. LICCIARDELLO, F. MANGANARO, S. PERONGINI, F. SAITTA (a cura di), Percorsi di diritto amministrativo, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014.

G. DELLA CANANEA, Due process of Law beyond the State, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016.

D.-U. GALETTA, Diritto amministrativo dell'Unione Europea. Argomenti e materiali, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014.

R. GAROFOLI, G. FERRARI, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Nel Diritto Editore, Roma, 2017 .

G. GRECO, Argomenti di diritto amministrativo, voll. I e II, Giuffrè, Milano, 2017 .

B. G. MATTARELLA, Burocrazia e riforme. L 'innovazione nella pubblica amministrazione, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 .

L. MAZZAROLLI, G. PERICU, A.ROMANO, F. A. ROVERSI MONACO e F.G. SCOCA (a cura di), Diritto Amministrativo, Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, 2005.

G. MORBIDELLI (a cura di), I fondamenti dell'organizzazione amministrativa, Dike, Roma, 2010.

A. ROMANO (a cura di) L 'azione amministrativa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016.

S. ROMANO, I. L ’ordinamento giuridico, 1946, II. Principi di diritto costituzionale generale, 1946, III. Frammenti di un dizionario giuridico, 1947 . Ora tutti in: L ’"ultimo" Santi Romano, Giuffrè, Milano, 2013.

M. A. SANDULLI (a cura di), Codice dell'azione amministrativa,Milano, Giuffrè, 2017 .

F. G. SCOCA (a cura di), Diritto Amministrativo, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017 .

F. G. SCOCA, L 'interesse legittimo. Storia e teoria, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017 .

L. TORCHIA (a cura di), La dinamica del diritto amministrativo, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 .

About administrative justice:

G. CORSO, G. FARES, F. FOLLIERI, F. JACINTO, M. TRIMARCHI, Giustizia amministrativa. Casi di giurisprudenza, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014.

C.E GALLO, Manuale di giustizia amministrativa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016.

G. MORBIDELLI, Codice della giustizia amministrativa, Giuffrè, Milano, 2015.

A. ROMANO, R. VILLATA (a cura di), Commentario breve alle leggi sulla giustizia amministrativa, Cedam, Padova, 2009.

N. SAITTA, Sistema di giustizia amministrativa, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2018.

F. G. SCOCA (a cura di), Giustizia amministrativa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017 .

A. TRAVI, Lezioni di giustizia amministrativa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2018

Teaching methods

Teaching will take place through lectures, but with special attention to the comparison and direct dialogue with the students, who will, during class, or make proposals for deepening the debate.

It is also possible to give students additional questions or issues outside the hours of lectures during the opening week of receipt indicated in the bottom of the page.
To make it ever more effective educational activities during the current cycle of meetings will be organized with qualified personalities from civil society aimed at deepening the metodologies and application of administrative relief.

Within the course there is a specific module held by Prof. Andrea Fantin , about Administrative judicial remedies (20 hours).

To provide maximum information and coordination during the lessons, students are encouraged to always check the website of the teacher as well as information concerning any warnings to the course.

Teaching integrative Inside the course will be organized for students attending courses of seminars with practical exercises, involving the analysis of measures and cases of species and aim to make students achieve an understanding of them, including through the use of modern technologies .

In order to better organize such seminars, the teacher will proceed to identify the subjects in relation to the issues stated during ciclio of lessons that are more points of interest with the involvement of students through a comparative model of learning on demand.

Visits for the students will be organised at TAR and Corte dei conti in order to attend the hearings.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods

The students’ knowledge is assessed through a discussion, to evaluate the actual achievement of the learning outcomes. The exam consists in an interview with the appointed commission on the topics included in the programme.

The assessment will take into account the knowledge of the relevant institutional framework, the ability to analyse doctrinal and jurisprudential opinions and, to single out connections between the relevant topics, to critical reasoning, as well as the clarity of presentation and critical thinking.

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.

Enrollment in the final exam can only be made on-line on the web site of the University.

Mid-term exam for Students of the A.A. 2021-2022 

Only students who are taking class in A.A. 2021-2022 will be able to take the mid-term exam.

The mid-term exam will be taken on this program: E. CASETTA: chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI.

The mid-term exam is oral.

Teaching tools

To make more complete study and investigation of the issues discussed during lectures and seminars students will indacate additional teaching materials, in addition to the texts indicated above.

This material will also be made available to students, who will consult on the website of Prof.: Marcella Gola (and/or Andrea Fantin) http://www.unibo.it/docenti/marcellagola and in the section of this page dedicated to educational materials (AMS Campus).

Students with disability or specific learning disabilities (DSA) will be able to communicate their needs to the teacher to find the best solutions.

Office hours

See Marcella Gola website

See Andrea Fantin website

Office hours

See the website of Marcella Gola [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/marcella.gola/en]

See the website of Andrea Fantin [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/andrea.fantin/en]

Office hours

See the website of Marcella Gola

See the website of Andrea Fantin