LEGAL INSTRUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE PERSON
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to identify the essential outlines of legal protection of the individual, which will also be achieved through the study of the main instruments of protection.
Course contents summary
Essential notions regarding: the legal system, sources, structure (with particular reference to aspects of organisation of the judicial and administrative legal systems).
Family law: place within legal system and the scientific sphere, historical development of Italian family law, current trends and issues in family law.
Minors: sources, system.
Minors and the family: filiation (overview), adoption, international adoption.
Minors and families in crisis: separation and custody, divorce and custody.
Protection of minors in the family: the position of the minor within the family in general, external and internal protection. Protection of health and personality, case studies regarding the most significant issues.
Organisation of external protection: family judges, family mediation, social services.
Administration of support services.
Measures to safeguard against abuse within the family.
Lineamenti di diritto privato”, a cura di M. Bessone, Torino, Giappichelli editore, 2009 ( Cap. I, p. 3-24; Cap. XI , p. 103-109; Cap XII, p. 110-118; Cap. XIII,p. 119-121)
Famiglia e servizi” edited by M.R. Spallarossa, Milano, Giuffrè editore, 2008( Cap. I, p. 25-49, Cap. VII, p. 251-276; Cap. VIII, P. II, p. 311-330; Cap. IX, p. 337-394; Cap. X, p. 399-420; Cap. XI, p. 427-460; Cap. XII, p. 465-476; Cap. XIII, p. 479-528)
The teacher will suggest other study material during the course and will add a specific literature about the new law n. 219/2012.
In the first part of the course, for the presentation of theoretical orientations and the basic concepts of the discipline, teaching will be done mainly through lectures, integrated by use of small group work and dicussions.The deepening of issues related to families and forms of support for parents in conflict situations will be addressed using methods such as: focus on key themes using resources (articles, case discussion, judiciary sentences, etc.) provided by the teacher, and seminars run by experts ( lawyers and judges).
Assessment methods and criteria
The oral exam shall evaluate:
- The knowledge gained by the student on the topics covered in the course.
- The ability to make appropriate links between the topics covered in the course and between these and other disciplines.
- The ability to identify the relevant factors on which to base their judgments on the issues and problems faced and discussed in class.
- The ability to apply the knowledge learned to their contexts of training and professional experience
The tests will consist of questions, which will be differentiated by objective and tend both to test the student's knowledge and his judgment and application of the knowledge learned.
The final assessment is therefore considered sufficient if the student demonstrates knowledge of the basic concepts and issues discussed in class, as well as an adequate ability to make connections and reflect on what they have learned.