Constitutional law 2 (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Giampietro Ferri, Fabio Ferrari
Giampietro Ferri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2021, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2021

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides students with concepts and tools for understanding a particular area of constitutional law: the judiciary.

Students will be able to analyze and interpret the norms contained within Title IV, Part II of the Constitution, and begin to develop autonomy towards interpreting and critically reflecting upon various aspects of the Italian judicial system.


The following subjects will be covered during the course:
- introductory notions: jurisdictions and judges
- Ordinary courts: organization and functions
- Special courts: typology and functions
- The judicial system
- Guarantees of independence and autonomy, and the concept of impartiality
- The C.S.M. (The Superior Council of the Judiciary)
- The judiciary and other state powers
- The due process of law

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Massimo Luciani Interpretazione conforme a Costituzione Giuffrè 2016 Si tratta di una voce dell'Enciclopedia del Diritto, Annali IX, pp. 391-475. Sono escluse le note.
Giampietro Ferri La magistratura in italia. Raccolta di scritti (Edizione 2) Giappichelli 2021 978-88-921-3834-6

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is to assess the learning outcomes indicated above.
The student will be examined through oral questioning on the judiciary, demonstrating their capacity to interpret and critically reflect upon various aspects of the Italian judicial system.
ERASMUS students should discuss exam options with the professor.