Elements of general theory of law (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000519
Name of lecturer
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
Coordinator
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 16, 2016.

Lesson timetable

1° periodo di lezioni
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Falcone e Borsellino (ex-aula C)  
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Trabucchi  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Aula Tantini (ex Aula E)  

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to provide students with those basic conceptual elements that will help them to perceive the endless complexity of legal phenomenon. Specifically, the course focuses on how the determination of the law is the result of a research process whose starting point and conclusion can never be taken for granted by the jurist.
In order to understand better the course’s main themes, the course programme may also include lectures held by other professors as well as the use of visual tools as films.

Syllabus

The course is divided into two parts. The first introduces some basic concepts about juridical experience. The second, devoted to legal interpretation, explains how legal interpretation is conceivable only as a part of a broader concept of legal reasoning which includes legal argumentation.

TEXTS

For students attending class, in addition to lecture notes:

-P. Grossi, Prima lezione di diritto, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2007.
-M. R. Ferrarese, Prima lezione di diritto globale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012.
-V. Velluzzi, Le Preleggi e l’interpretazione. Un’introduzione critica, ETS, Pisa 2013.

For students not attending class:

-P. Grossi, Prima lezione di diritto, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2007.
-M. R. Ferrarese, Prima lezione di diritto globale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012.
-R. Guastini, La sintassi del diritto, Giappichelli, Torino 2014.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Grossi Prima lezione di diritto Laterza 2006 9788842064367
M. R. Ferrarese Prima lezione di diritto globale Laterza 2012 9788842098607

Assessment methods and criteria

Open-questions test. Oral integration is compulsory only when indicated.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017