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Primo Semestre

Training objectives

Teaching is aimed at students who, once graduated, are interested in taking part in competitions for teaching positions in secondary school in the first and second level in the Competition Class A-46 (Scienze giuridico-economiche). The DM n. 616 (10.08.2017) provides that the graduate acquires 24 credits in the anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in teaching methods. Regarding the teaching methodologies, in the field of legal sciences, IUS/20 is the scientific-disciplinary sector of reference. The 6 credits acquired in the course are added with the others provided for by the DM, which cover all the competition classes and which fall within the pedagogical, psychological and anthropological fields, until the 24 credits are reached.
The student will acquire the main tools and methodologies essential for the teaching of law and legal sciences in the real context of learning, both in terms of content and in relation to its educational character, through the analysis of legal language and its application in the paths and in the strategies for the construction of a concrete didactic activity, with the aid of digital technologies.


Knowledge of legal terminology, ability to use specialized vocabulary, ability to read and understand legal texts, basic computer skills, basic knowledge of information law.
Institutions of private law, Constitutional law and Philosophy of law are preparatory exams.

Course programme

The course includes 40 hours of teaching. It will be divided into two modules.
Module 1 will deal with the educational methods applicable to the teaching of law, and how to consolidate the communication skills needed to achieve the objectives of training and education in legal matters (4 hours). Particular attention will be paid to legal language (2 hours), concepts (4 hours), institutions (4 hours) and relevant principles in the field of law (2 hours), as well as to the educational implications linked to the concept of citizenship and social inclusion (4 hours).
Module 2 proposes to achieve the knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts and some significant topics of legal informatics, addressed from a theoretical-practical point of view (4 hours); the knowledge and understanding of the main transformations that information technologies produce today in legal systems and in the practice of law (6 hours), as well as the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to some particularly topical and relevant problems, with specific reference to the issue of privacy (4 hours)in the Internet environment in the light of the General Data Protection Regulation (Reg. 2016/679) (6 hours).

Didactic methods

The course covers all the topics of the program.

The course will be delivered in person, according to the calendar published on the website of the Study Course.

Learning assessment procedures

The final exam consists of an oral test and will cover the topics dealt with in both modules. In order to verify the level of achievement of the training objectives, it will also be possible to request papers or practical projects. The final evaluation is established in relation to the outcome of these tests.
Students attending the lessons can submit a written paper, which will be discussed during the exam.
This paper must relate to a topic addressed in one of the two modules and will have as its object one of the teaching materials provided.

Reference texts

- R. Guastini, Il diritto come linguaggio. Lezioni, II edizione, Giappichelli, Torino, 2006 (Parte prima: capitoli I, II, III, IV, VI, VII; Parte seconda: capitoli I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, X; Parte terza: capitoli I, VII).
- G. Pascuzzi (a cura di), Il diritto dell’era digitale, il Mulino, Bologna 2020 (solo le seguenti parti: Introduzione (pp. 30-39); capitolo I; capitolo II; capitolo X; capitolo XII; capitolo XV; capitolo XVIII; capitolo XIX; capitolo XX; capitolo XXII).

Additional educational materials will be provided. They will be made available on the site.