LEGAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (II MOD.)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to achieve a good command in computer and
information technology and communication to perform activities of study
The lessons and exercises in the Laboratory and through the use of
information technologies, taking into account the initial knowledge base
of students, will have as their objective the achievement of competence,
skill and autonomy in the use of the software tool and the main
applications in view of the formation of the jurist.
The aspects most closely linked to the legal sector (forexample, drafting
a thesis in law, finding legal precedents and normativereferences, the
editing of legal proceedings and knowledge of essential paths in the
“online civil trial”) will be within the program provided, at European level,
to pass the ECDL test (ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence).
This setting will also allow students to earn a useful training for the
eventual preparation of the official ECDL, at one of the accredited test
Course contents summary
Il corso verte sui seguenti argomenti, per i quali si potrà fare riferimento
alle descrizioni analitiche contenute nei Moduli del programma
predisposto per il conseguimento del certificato ECDL (European
Computer Driving Licence) secondo le indicazioni del Syllabus versione
- Concetti di base delle Tecnologie dell'informazione (ICT);
- Uso del computer e gestione dei files;
- Programmi di Elaborazione testi;
- Reti informatiche, Internet e posta elettronica;
- Ricerca di documentazione giuridica in banche dati e in Internet;
- Nozioni base sulla sicurezza informatica;
- Cenni generali sulle principali funzioni dei programmi Foglio elettronico
e Strumenti di presentazione.
Per gli studenti frequentanti, il corso verterà, inoltre, su alcuni aspetti
relativi ai seguenti argomenti di Diritto dell'Informatica e Informatica
Giuridica: la tutela giuridica del software e delle banche dati; i reati
informatici; computer forensics; le investigazioni informatiche; il
documento informatico; le firme elettroniche e la posta elettronica
Le esercitazioni si svolgeranno utilizzando il programma Microsoft Office
2010 e sistema operativo Windows 8.
The course will focus on the following subjects, for which one can refer
tothe analytical descriptions contained in the modules of the syllabus for
the ECDL certificate (European Computer Driving Licence) according to
the indications in the syllabus version 5.0:
- Basic concepts in information technology (ICT);
- Computer use and file management;
- Word processing;
- Computer networks, Internet and email;
- Use of databases and legal searches on internet;
- Basic concepts on IT security;
- Outline of the main features of Excel and PowerPoint.
For students attending, the course will also focus on specific themes
relating to the Computer law and legal computer science subjects: legal
protection of software and databases; computer crimes; computer
forensics; computer investigations; computer documents; digital
signatures and certified email.
The practice will take place using the Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows
In order to prepare for the exam it is recommended to choose one of the
manuals available to prepare the ECDL Full Standard (seven modules).
Among the manuals on the market:
TIBONE, La Patente del Computer. Nuova ECDL con Windows 7 e Office
2010, Zanichelli, 2017.
LUGHEZZANI-PRINCIVALLE, Nuova ECDL Base + Full Standard Extension,
volume unico, Hoepli, 2016
Or any other manual useful for the preparation of the ECDL FULL
Additional resources regarding online legal research databases will be
available on the University teaching platform "Elly"
In addition, for further information on Computer law and Legal computer
science: DEL SOLE-SARCINELLA, Appunti di diritto e informatica, currently
During the lessons, notes and material will be provided to students
The course will take the form of traditional lessons, and practice in the
Computer Laboratory. Seminars may also be organised during the course.
For students attending the course: some topics in Computer law and
Legal computer science may be explored further during the lessons.
Mid-term tests will be carried out for students who attend the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Theoretical and practical exams.
The student, you sign up via the Internet, will do before the test on the
Module I; in case of a positive outcome he/she will be admitted to the test
on the same day the exam on Module II. There will be a final assessment
on thirty, resulting outcome of both tests and possible integration oral
Having passed the test on Module I, the student who does not pass the
same day the test on the Module II will have to retake the entire exam.
Students who have attended the course of Legal computer science during
the academic year 2015-2016, and followings, and holding a final
certificate ECDL may do only the part of the examination covering the
search for legal documents in databases and on the Internet, while the
remaining part of the program of the module II of Legal computer science
will be recognised; in this case, students will have to register via the
Internet (in the notes it is to be indicated the ECDL) and present the ECDL
certification on the examination day. To students holding a final
certificate ECDL and who have attended the course of Legal computer
science before the academic year 2015-2016, will continue to apply the
previous rules (ECDL recognition as Module II of Legal computer science,
by enrolment via internet and presentation of the certificate on the day of
To take the exam, it is necessary that each student brings with him/her
the day of the exam of e-credentials of the University "Appost @ perte",
i.e. those formed by firstname.lastname @ studenti.unipr.it and password.