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Subject: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (A.A. 2021/2022)


Course year 2
Teaching units Unit Diritto amministrativo
Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: IUS/10 CFU: 9
Teachers: Maria Cristina SANTINI
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Aula virtuale su Microsoft Teams (immatricolati: 2020)

Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Maria Cristina SANTINI


The student must master the main institutions of Administrative Law, focusing in particular on the dynamics related to the relationship between public administration and citizens and acquiring the ability to apply the knowledge acquired to legal matters of an administrative nature, with a view to formulating and supporting independent judgements and identifying appropriate solutions to real cases.

Admission requirements


Course contents

General concepts of Administrative Law and Public Administrations. Principles of Administrative Law. The national and supranational sources of Administrative Law. Subjective juridical situations.
Public administrations and administrative functions; function and service.
Administrative organisation: basic concepts, subjective figures, organisational types and models, organisational relations. Personnel and the regulation of employment relations with the public administration; management. Public finance. Public property.
Administrative activities and the forms taken. Administrative power and discretional scope. Administrative procedure. Administrative simplification. Participation by parties concerned. Access to administrative documents. Agreements between administrations and parties concerned. Agreements between administrations. Classification of procedures. Administrative measures. Regulation of public administration contracts. Auditing.
Accountability of public administration and its agents.
Basic elements of administrative justice.

Teaching methods

Teaching of the basic notions of the subject and in-depth analysis of the most significant and problematic aspects. The students learn by studying and using the reference sources of legislation. Seminars and synchronous but recorded practical exercises on practical cases. Analyses of the most recent and most significant laws. Interim tests. All the lessons will be held remotely in synchronous mode and recorded. More in-depth information on parts of the programme will also be provided in the form of asynchronous video clips. Depending on the evolution of the COVID19 health emergency and the specificities of the teaching activities, remote lessons may also be integrated with lessons taught in the classroom (blended learning).

Assessment methods

Students will be required to actively and continuously participate in the lessons and practical exercises, also by performing reasoned analyses of the relative legislation and the examined case law. During the lessons, students can choose to sit two optional interim written multiple-choice tests on parts of the programme identified and posted on the Dolly platform in advance. The objective is to favour the students’ gradual assimilation of the necessary knowledge. Each interim test will be evaluated with a mark assigned based on an evaluation grid published in advance on the Dolly platform. Students can also opt to only sit one of the interim tests, of their choice. Those who pass the interim test will be exempt from being tested on the relative part of the study programme in the final exam. If the student fails the test, or wants to improve their knowledge, they can request to be tested again on the same part of the study programme when sitting the final exam. The final exam will be oral, with at least one other question on the rest of the programme if the student has sat both interim tests, and at least another two questions on the rest of the programme if they have only sat one of the interim tests. The final mark is calculated based on the marks assigned in the interim tests and the outcome of the oral exam. For students who do not sit the interim tests, there will be an oral exam consisting of at least three questions on the three parts of the study programme. The exams could be held in the classroom or remotely, depending on the evolution of the COVID19 situation.

Learning outcomes

The student will acquire the ability to apply the knowledge gained to matters of administrative law, with a view to formulating and supporting independent judgements and identifying appropriate solutions to real cases. Students are required to actively participate in the lessons by taking part in a continuous dialogue in the classroom and in practical exercises, during which they are encouraged to reason independently and analyse cases and the institutions they have studied from an interdisciplinary perspective and in light of the theoretical training received. The objective is to enable the student to formulate and support independent judgements and identify appropriate solutions to real cases. The course will be based on the students' continuous dialogue with the lecturer and experts on the subject, and with the other students, to develop their public speaking and presentation skills. The described activities enable the students to acquire the knowledge, abilities, skills, and methodological tools necessary in order to independently expand and update their education, and to access higher levels of education.


E.Casetta, Compendio di Diritto Amministrativo, Milano, ultima edizione (almeno 2021) integrato dalle ultime novità normative nel frattempo intevenute. Oltre al Compendio richiamato è obbligatorio portare il capitolo 7 relativo alle fonti normative nel testo di G.U.Rescigno, Corso di diritto pubblico,Bologna,2021.

In alternativa è possibile portare M.Clarich,Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Bologna, 2022..