Methodology of Legal Science (2017/2018)

Course code
4S00349
Name of lecturers
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta, Carlo Lottieri
Coordinator
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2018, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2018

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to allow the students to develop a critical awareness of the complexity of juridical experience with particular regard to its methodological aspects. For this purpose, in addition to the lessons of the two professors (oriented to analyse the content of Frederick Schauer’s book), there will be some seminars with the presence of other scholars and experts.

Syllabus

In order to help to understand essential issues, the course focuses, in its first part, on the concept of legal rule, on jurisprudential elaboration, on the idea of authority, on the use of analogy, on the common law model.
Then, in its second part, in order to realize how living law really rules specific cases, the course sketches essential theoretical issues about the relationship between facts and rules in the activity of the judge, with special concern to legal interpretation and argumentation.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Guastini Filosofia del diritto positivo. Lezioni Giappichelli 2017 9788892110144

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examinations.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018