Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2023)
Advanced administrative law (GLS) 2023
Prof. Giulio Napolitano
The Course analyzes the general principles of administrative law and their most relevant applications in the Italian, European and global legal orders. On the one side, the Course offers a conceptual framework to better understand the role of government and the different regulatory techniques existing in the Italian and in other jurisdictions, at national and supranational level. On the other side, the Course prepares future public servants, judges, lawyers and consultants to discuss in a critical way some of the most sensitive administrative law issues in the everyday life of citizens, enterprises and institutions. The Course is divided into the following five sections:
I. General overview of the Italian and the other most important systems of administrative law. II. The role of government, public powers and individual rights.
III. Delegation, expertise and contracting out.
IV. Means of administrative action. Cost-benefit analysis, administrative procedures and transparency.
V. Judicial review and administrative litigation. The Course consists of lectures and case law discussions, meant to encourage active students’ participation. Each case will be examined in the context of its specific jurisdiction and through comparative overview. Students’ evaluation will be based on class work, oral presentations and comments, and a final paper. Academic papers, cases and materials will be made available in class and on the website.