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Program of Studies

imepriaOne Month in Imperia, Italy
Three On-line Sessions
A Research Period

The program is divided into five sessions: three of them will be devoted to distant (on-line) courses, one to residential courses taught on Genoa University’s Campus in Imperia, and one to individual research culminating in a master thesis as the final step for obtaining the master’s degree.

The courses will be held in English and/or in Spanish. Reading and listening comprehension of both languages is indispensable, whereas for oral and written communication students may also use Italian or French if they prefer.


The Residential Courses in Imperia


The residential session of the VII Edition of the Master, with a duration of four weeks between January and February 2018, will take place in Imperia – Porto Maurizio (Italy) and will consist in eight courses given by some of the best international experts in the field:

[ 1 ] Legal Interpretation & Argumentation
Pierluigi CHIASSONI (Università di Genova) and Eric MILLARD (Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre)

[ 2 ] Law, Rights & Argumentation
Robert ALEXY (Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel)

[ 3 ] Democracy Theory
Michelangelo BOVERO (Universitá di Torino), Valentina PAZE (Universitá di Torino), Andrea GREPPI (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Patricia MINDUS (Uppsala Universitet).

[ 4 ] Legal Science & Constitutional State

Riccardo GUASTINI (Università di Genova), Juan RUIZ MANERO (Universidad de Alicante) and Véronique CHAMPEIL-DESPLATS (Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre).

[Rule of Law and Legal Certainty
Jordi FERRER BELTRÁN (Universitat de Girona), Giovanni Battista RATTI (Università di Genova) and Juliano MARANHÃO (Universidade de São Paulo-USP).

[] Argumentation, Constitutional Theory and Fundamental Rights

Matthias Klatt (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) and Martin Borowski (Universität Heidelberg).

[ 7 Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy on Debate
Rafael ESCUDERO ALDAY (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Tecla MAZZARESE (Università di Brescia).

[ 8 Selected topics of Legal Philosophy
Frederick SCHAUER (University of Virginia) and Mauro BARBERIS (Università di Trieste).


On-line Courses


Every student shall participate in ten on-line courses chosen from a list of thirty-one courses offered by the program. These courses of the VII Edition of the Master will be given through an internet platform in three different sessions of about two months (November-December 2017, March-April 2018, and May-June 2018). Participants will be asked to read and discuss some key texts chosen by the lecturer(s), and/or to write short papers for evaluation.

[1] Logic for Lawyers
Giovanni Battista RATTI (Università di Genova)

[2] Introduction to Constitutional Argumentation
Carlos BERNAL PULIDO (Universidad Externado de Colombia)

[3] Introduction to Analytical Legal Theory
Pierluigi CHIASSONI (Università di Genova)

[4] Introdution to Legal Science
Flavia CARBONELL BELLOLIO (Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago)
and Álvaro NÚÑEZ VAQUERO (Universidad Austral, Valdivia)

[5] Transitional Justice

Rafael ESCUDERO (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

[6] Philosophy of International Law
Giulio ITZCOVICH (Università di Brescia)

[7] Theories and Practice of Legislation
Daniel OLIVER-LALANA (Università di Genoa)

[8] Philosophy of Evidence
Giovanni DAMELE (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

[9] Metaethics and Constitutional Values
Alessio SARDO ( Università Bocconi di Milano)

[10] Responsibility in Morality, Law, and Justice
Diego PAPAYANNIS (Universitat de Girona)

[11] Practical Ethics and Jurisprudence
Bruno CELANO and Aldo SCHIAVELLO (Università di Palermo)

[12] Democracy, Terrorism, War and Peace
Andrea GREPPI (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

[13] Republicanism and Deliberative Democracy
Jose Luís MARTÍ (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

[14] Law & Bioethics
Francesca POGGI (Università Statale di Milano)

[15] World Poverty, Global Justice, and Gender
Susanna POZZOLO (Università di Brescia)

[16]  Political Theory and Constitution
Massimo CUONO (Università di Torino)

[17] Predictability and Legal Certainty
Jordi FERRER BELTRÁN (Universitat de Girona)

[18] Psychology of Judicial Decision
Diego MORENO CRUZ (Universidad Externado de Colombia)

[19] Authority and Legitimacy of Law
Sebastián FIGUEROA RUBIO (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)

[20] Pragmatism, Law and Economics
Giovanni TUZET (Università Bocconi, Milano)

[21] Theories of Justice
María Cristina REDONDO (Università di Genova)
and Andrés ROSSETTI (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

[22] Natural Law Theory and the Rule of Law
Andrea DOLCETTI (University of Oxford)

[23] Introduction to Comparative Law
Pablo MORENO CRUZ (Università di Ferrara – Universidad Externado de Colombia)

[24] Law and Reasonableness
Silvia ZORZETTO (Università di Milano)

[25] Normative Investigations: From Coercion to Libertarian Paternalism
Andrej KRISTAN (Universitat de Girona)

[26] Intro to Law and Development from the Legal Perspective
Carolina FERNÁNDEZ BLANCO (Universitat de Girona)

[27] Science and Judicial Process
Carmen VÁZQUEZ ROJAS (Universitat de Girona)

[28] Just War and Legal Theory
Alejandro CHEHTMAN (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina)

[29] The Ethics of Utilitarianism
Alejandro CALZETTA (Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile)

[30] Perspectives on Legal Realism
Luca MALAGOLI (Università di Genova)

[31] Particularism in Ethics and Law
Pau LUQUE SÁNCHEZ (UNAM)


Elaboration of a Master Thesis


In order to be awarded the post-graduate degree of Advanced Master in “Global Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy”, each student shall present a final dissertation, which is meant to manifest the candidate’s capacity of engaging in individual research on one of the subject matters connected to the program. Each student will be assigned two supervisers who will follow and advice on the work for the Master thesis based on a previously approved research project.

The thesis shall not exceed 150.000 characters (about 50 pages). The deadline for submitting the thesis of the VII Edition of the Master will be October 25, 2018. It will be assessed by a commission appointed by the Scientific Committee of the program.