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Subject: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (A.A. 2024/2025)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 5
Teaching units Unit Informatica
Training activities in similar subject fields or in fields integrating the basic and distinctive ones, also relating to context cultures and interdisciplinary training (lesson)
  • TAF: Supplementary compulsory subjects SSD: INF/01 CFU: 6
Teachers: Michele FERRAZZANO
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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The student will acquire a strong knowledge about: fundamental principles of ICT; practical skills for the use of some applications; technical and legal procedures related to the collection of digital evidences; terminology to interact with customers, suppliers and expert witness on IT matters.

Admission requirements


Course contents

- fundamentals of computer science: components, hardware and software, operating systems, computer programs, representation, management and storage of computer data, Internet, computer networks, client-server and peer-to-peer architectures, cloud computing;
- main tools for legal profession: digital signature, hash, timestamp, PEC, PCT;
- data protection and system security, also in the light of the GDPR;
- case studies;
- managing IT projects and legal matters (contracts, tests, licenses ...);
- identification and processing of digital evidence.

Teaching methods

The course consists of 42 hours of class and has the following objectives : - Provide practical examples avoiding, whenever possible, abstract and useless exercises; - provide prospects for actual use of the application, programming language or system used during the course; - Building projects realistic, from the ground up to arrive, step by step, to achieve the objectives of the course; - Make the students autonomous in solving most of the problems they will encounter once concluded their training; - Recommend the best manuals, handouts and resources;

Assessment methods

Oral exam. The test aims to verify technical and legal competences on IT matters. The knowledge learned, the critical and methodological skills of the student, the competence to connect the parts of the program in an interdisciplinary way will be evaluated.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will have knowledges on technical matters and how they can be applied in legal environment.
They will be able to analyze social and legal implications of technologies.
They also will acquire information and computer terms, the ability to acquire new knowledge in the field of technologies and legislation and has the ability to apply information technology in the legal professions.


1) L. Snyder, A. Amoroso, Fluency. Conoscere e usare l'informatica. Pearson. 2015.
2) Materiale didattico fornito dal docente.