Constitutional Law [Matricole dispari] (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Catalano
Stefano Catalano
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° periodo di lezioni dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 14, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at giving students the basic tools to comprehend the constitutional legal methodology in relation to the sources of law (basic level), the form of Italian government, the structure of the Constitution and of the provisions thereof. The course's goal is to offer to students the knowledge required to be aware of their rights/duties as citizens and to understand the dynamics of the public decision-making processes. At the end of the course, students shall be able to interpret the provisions of the Italian Constitution, to deal with juridical questions by adopting a Constitution-oriented approach and to solve basic applicative issues related to the sources of law. Students shall also be able to autonomously form their opinions on public facts connected to the constitutional law


Part I
Source of law. Sources' rules of production and enactment. The legal source system. The Constitution. Legislative statutes. European and international sources. Delegated legislation. The regional legal sources. Executive acts. The normative facts.

Part. II
Fundamental rights
Italian institutional system.
Fundamental rights of Italian Constitution.
Protection fundamental rights
Constitutional Court

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Bin, Pitruzzella Diritto costituzionale 2020 del manuale indicato si richiede l'ultima edizione disponibile
Maurizio Pedrazza Gorlero, Stefano Catalano Le fonti dell'ordinamento repubblicano 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination on suggested reference books.

The student must demonstrate that he has:
- knowledge and understanding
- applying knowledge and understanding
- making judgements
- communication skills
- learning skills