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Subject: COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS (A.A. 2021/2022)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 2
CFU 9
Teaching units Unit Sistemi giuridici comparati
Comparative Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: IUS/02 CFU: 9
Teachers: Silvia Angela SONELLI
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Aula virtuale su Microsoft Teams (immatricolati: 2020)

Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Silvia Angela SONELLI

Overview

The course intends to introduce 2nd year students to the study of foreign legal systems and comparative legal methods, and to acquaint them with relevant materials and sources.

Admission requirements

None. Knowledge of the following 1st year subjects is nonentheless recommended: Istituzioni di diritto romano, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Diritto costituzionale

Course contents

The course intends to introduce 2nd year students to the study of foreign legal systems and comparative legal methods.Comparative analysis will focus especially on the historical development of legal systems, their sources of law, their distinctive legal institutions and remedies, legal education and legal reasoning, methods of rights protection, with particular regard to the western legal tradition (civil law and common law),and the interaction with other legal traditions.

Teaching methods

The course will take place in the I Semester (Fall term) on campus, compatibly with sanitary provisions. Language: Italian. Lectures, also contemplating, students'involvement and participation. Seminars or conferences might be offered on particular topics.

Assessment methods

Exams will take place on campus, compatibly with Covid -19 provisions and consequent measures. Oral exam of about 30 minutes, based on questions (at least 3) on the course's contents and issues.

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire: - knowledge and understanding of comparative legal methods and their areas of application; - knowledge and understanding of the main features of foreign legal systems, with particular regard to the western legal tradition; - ability to find foreign legal materials and sources; - technical and linguistic skills to better interact with jurists belonging to a different legal tradition.

Readings

V. VARANO - V. BARSOTTI, La tradizione giuridica occidentale. Testo e materiali per un confronto civil law-common law, I volume, Torino, Giappichelli, possibilmente ult ed. 2021 (VII ed), capitoli: I, II esclusa sezione IV, III, V limitatamente alle sezioni II e IV, integrato dagli appunti di classe per i frequentanti, e dai materiali eventualmente resi disponibili sulla piattaforma Dolly dal Docente nel corso dell'insegnamento.
I materiali contenuti nelle "Appendici" ai capitoli del testo consigliato costituiscono lettura integrativa e non sono direttamente oggetto di domanda di esame; non è richiesta la lettura dei materiali riprodotti in lingua straniera (non tradotti).

TESI DI LAUREA

Ai fini dell'elaborazione della tesi si richiede una sufficiente competenza linguistica per poter consultare materiali in lingua straniera.