ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW

1212100010
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2022/2023



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
640LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS AT PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN INSTITUTIONS OF COMMON LAW THROUGH THE HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF THEIR SYSTEMS.

THE MAIN EDUCATIONAL GOALS CONCERN:

A) THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE KNOWLEDGE RELATING TO ONE'S OWN LEGAL SYSTEM WITH THAT RELATING TO THE SYSTEMS BELONGING TO THE COMMON LAW TRADITION;
B) THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE PLURALISM OF LEGAL SOURCES AND ITS COMPLEXITY;
C)THE ABILITY TO FORMULATE CRITICAL JUDGMENTS AND TO ELABORATE REFLECTIONS IN AUTONOMY;
D) THE ABILITY TO APPLY THE METHODOLOGIES OF LEGAL COMPARISON, IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE MULTIDISCIPLINARY SKILLS FOR A FRUITFUL STUDY OF THE DIFFERENT LEGAL TRADITIONS.
THE FINAL PURPOSE IS TO TRAIN FUTURE GRADUATES WITH LEGAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES THAT CAN BE USED AT A TRANSNATIONAL LEVEL, AND WITH A SENSITIVITY THAT IS RESPECTFUL OF DIFFERENT LEGAL CULTURES.
Prerequisites
NO PREREQUISITE REQUIRED.
Contents
AFTER THE INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS REGARDING NOTION AND METHOD OF COMPARATIVE LAW, THE TEACHING WILL BE FOCUSING ON THE HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW, SPECIFICALLY WITH THE EMANCIPATION OF BRITISH LEGAL TRADITION FROM ROMAN ROOTS. MOREOVER THE TEACHING WILL BE FOCUSING ON THE AMERICAN COMMON LAW RISE, UP TO THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL INDEPENDENCE OF AMERICAN MODEL FROM ITS BRITISH DERIVATION. FINALLY, THE TEACHING WILL BE ANALYSING COMMON LAW SYSTEMS SOURCES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO PERSONAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.
Teaching Methods
THE LESSONS WILL BE HELD IN DIFFERENT WAYS:
A) LECTURES, IN WHICH THE FUNDAMENTAL THEMES OF THE COMPARISON ARE INTRODUCED BY THE TEACHER'S EXPLANATION;
B) "FLIPPED-CLASSROOM": STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO INDIVIDUALLY READ SOME MATERIALS, WHICH WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE DISCUSSED IN THE CLASSROOM;
C) GROUP WORK AND SHARING OF RESULTS IN THE CLASSROOM ON TOPICS AND MATERIALS ASSIGNED BY THE TEACHER;
D) DIDACTIC SEMINARS WITH ITALIAN OR FOREIGN TEACHERS;
E) INDIVIDUAL TUTORING.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION. THE ORAL EXAMINATION AIMS AT ASSESSING THE STUDENT'S PREPARATION, BOTH AS REGARDS THE SPECIFIC CONTENTS OF THE STUDY PROGRAM, AND IN THE PLAN OF ANALYSIS METHODS. DURING THE TEST THE ABILITY TO TREAT THE ACQUIRED DATA CRITICALLY AND WITH AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT AND THE ABILITY TO APPLY THE SCIENTIFIC TOPICS IN WIDER RESEARCH CONTEXTS RELATED TO THE SPECIFIC AREA OF COMPARATIVE LAW WILL BE VERIFIED.
Texts
V. VARANO – V. BARSOTTI, LA TRADIZIONE GIURIDICA OCCIDENTALE, VOL. I, GIAPPICHELLI, TORINO, ONLY CHAPTERS I AND III (PP. 1 TO 95 AND 235 TO 415). THE APPENDIXES ARE NOT MANDATORY
AND F. TONELLO (ED.), LA COSTITUZIONE DEGLI STATI UNITI. STORIA, TESTO INGLESE, NUOVA TRADUZIONE, COMMENTO E NOTE, MONDADORI, 2010.
More Information
ANY PROGRAM VARIATION HAS TO BE DIRECTLY AGREED BY THE PROFESSOR.
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