European History of Law (M-Z)
European History of Law (M-Z)
Anno accademico 2022/2023
- Codice attività didattica
- Ida Ferrero (Titolare del corso)
Docente Da Nominare (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studio
- Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
- 1° anno
- Secondo semestre
- Di base
- SSD attività didattica
- IUS/19 - storia del diritto medievale e moderno
- Tipologia esame
- Scritto e/o orale
- Tipologia unità didattica
The European History of Law course is framed within the general objective of Global law and transnational Legal studies to focus on the discipline of legal comparison that will give the students the possibility to deepen the research of different legal models, practices and cultures that outline the scope of global and transnational law.
In particular, the course aims at equipping the students with an in-depth knowledge, from an
historical-juridical perspective, of the institutional, and intellectual elements that European legalsystems tend to have in common. Through the examination of the transformations undergone by law in history, the course aims to foster in students an awareness of the development and also the relativity and development of the legal phenomenon.
Specific attention will be devoted also the study of the changes occurred in the non-European legal systems that were influenced and influenced the legal evolution in Europe.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
This kind of approach to legal history, which isn't focused just only on notions and dates, aims to train the students to independence of judgment and to offer the right critical eye under which observe the developing and relativity of law.
At the end of the course, the student should achieve the following learning objectives:
Knowledge and comprehension
- In-depth knowledge of the relevant legal phenomena in the European history of
- Ability to highlight the different matrices, structures, concepts and the main scientific
orientations of the European juridical tradition
- Awareness of the remarkable implications of law in every person's situation across history
Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension
- Ability to handle a complex reasoning about the topics discussed in class
- Ability to apply the rules and principles of Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Laws to a given
situation and to catch their implications
Autonomous intellectual approach and critical thinking
- Ability to organise the knowledge acquired and to weight its importance and relevance
- Ability to understand and to personally discuss topical issues through the lenses of the historical-
- Ability to explain the knowledge acquired, by using an appropriate legal terminology
Modalità di insegnamento
Lectures with assignments.
All the materials will be made available through the teaching platform (moodle). It is therefore essential and compulsory that all the students enroll in the teaching platform to have full access both to materials, discussions and communications
Lessons will be held in person. For those who cannot make it to Turin or to the Campus because of COVID-19 restrictions, classes will be broadcasted in streaming, via the personal WeBex room of the Professors. Please check on the Moodle e-learning page for more detailed information inrelation to each class.
The course will consist of:
- traditional frontal lessons to be held by providing students with PPT presentations and audio
- involvement of the students in the elaboration of self-evaluation materials. In particular, on a voluntary basis and under the professor's supervision, the students will have the possibility to write a short essay and present it in class.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Students will take two multiple-choice midterm exams and a final written exam consisting of a discussion of 2 questions.
Limits to the length of the answers will be imposed. Depending on the characteristics of the
questions, the time allocated will range from 40 min to 1 hour.
For the purposes of the final evaluation, the following criteria will be taken into consideration:
- formal accuracy (including grammar)
- completeness of the answers
- adequate selection of the relevant arguments
- adequate presentation of the arguments (including use of an appropriate legal terminology)
- autonomous organization and elaboration of the answer
"Incorrect" solutions to the cases will not automatically determine a negative evaluation, as long as the answer will be construed on a coherent reasoning, consistent with the underlying theoretical background and adequately motivated.
The avaluation of the multiple-choice tests and the final exam will be expressed in grades ranging from1 to 30.
Attività di supporto
The Moodle e-learning page of the course is a key-instrument. The students are expected to enroll to the GIU0750_M-Z_22_23
Moodle page and to the Giurisprudenza Unito page of the course.
In particular, the Moodle e-learning page will host:
- all the presentations displayed during the lectures
- video and/or video lectures
- optional learning materials
- ancillary contents (videos, links to websites, etc.)
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
- A Short History of European Law. The Last Two and a Half Millennia
- Anno pubblicazione:
- Harvard University Press
- Tamar Herzog,