Methodology of Legal Science (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00349
Name of lecturer
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
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 - febbraio/aprile 2020 dal Feb 10, 2020 al Apr 6, 2020.

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, 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.

For students attending class:
- lecture notes;
- F. Schauer, Il ragionamento giuridico. Una nuova introduzione, Carocci, Roma 2016;
- D. Canale - G. Tuzet, La giustificazione della decisione giudiziale, Giappichelli, Torino 2019.

For students not attending class:
- F. Schauer, Il ragionamento giuridico. Una nuova introduzione, Carocci, Roma 2016;
- M. Manzin, Argomentazione giuridica e retorica forense. Dieci riletture sul ragionamento processuale, Giappichelli, Torino 2014.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Manzin Argomentazione giuridica e retorica forense. Dieci riletture sul ragionamento processuale Giappichelli 2014
F. Schauer Il ragionamento giuridico. Una nuova introduzione Carocci 2016
D. Canale - G. Tuzet La giustificazione della decisione giudiziale (Edizione 2) Giappichelli 2020 9788892133396

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral examination, based on suggested bibliography, is oriented to evaluate student’s ability to discuss the topics of the course.
The student must demonstrate:
- knowledge and understanding;
- ability to make judgements;
- communication skills;
- learning skills.