Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2022-2023

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Fall Semester (1 October - 22 December, 2022)


Law and Humanities 2022

Prof. Sara Menzinger di Preussenthal

Course description:  
The course will first provide an introduction to the law and the humanities movement in general and then focus on several different, even if strictly connected, fields of study: e.g. law and literature, law and paleography, law and music, law and architecture, law and religion, trial and visual arts, law and society. The course will question the traditional isolation of legal studies in analyzing law with reference to the other social sciences and, more generally, to a larger cultural context. Texts, symbols and representations, which have greatly influenced popular understanding of law, will be discussed in thematic weeks by professors coming from different parts of Italy and of the world.

Course Learning Objectives
Course learning objectives:

-           to introduce students to the law and the humanities movement.
-           to investigate the benefits of interdisciplinary studies.
-           to develop a critical approach to legal texts.
-           to understand law in the wider context of social sciences
-           to stress the importance of the cultural context for a better understanding of law in the    past as well as the present.

Assessment tools
Final grades will be based on:
  • Participation in class
  • Midterm written work
  • Final, oral exam
Attendance policy
Attendance in class is compulsory to be admitted to the final examination, which will cover all the topics discussed during the course.

Reading material
Every thematic week will be associated to introductory papers which will be progressively uploaded on the ‘Roma Tre’ e-learning platform.

Lessons will start on Monday, 3rd October 2022, h. 12.00-13.30, Classroom no. 5
Class schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday h. 12.00-13.30
The lessons will be held in presence on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will be online on Wednesdays
Reading materials will be uploaded on the Roma Tre Moodle platform

How to enrol

To enrol in the course, please send an e-mail to the teacher at the following address:

Schedule of Lessons:

3 October 2022
Beginning of the course: introductory lecture on Law and Humanities and explanation of how the course works

3-5 October 2022
prof. Kaius Tuori (University of Helsinki)
"Law and the Roman Legal Legacy"

10-12 October
prof. Andrew Cecchinato
"Law and Truth: the Interaction between Law and Truth in the Thought of John Selden (16th-17th c.)"

17-19 October 2022
prof. Sara Menzinger (University of ‘Roma Tre’)
"Law and Fiction: the reinvention of legal fiction in the 12th century"

24-26 October 2022
prof.ssa Serena Ammirati (University of ‘Roma Tre’)
“Law and Paleography: Transmitting and Reconstructing Law in the Latin West: from papyri to digital data”

2 November 2022: Midterm Exam

7 November 2022
prof. Giorgio Resta (University of ‘Roma Tre’)
"Law and Music: Introduction"
8-9 November
prof. Emanuele Conte (University of ‘Roma Tre’)
"Law and Music: the Constitutional Function of National Music"

14-16 November 2022
prof. Teresa Numerico (University of ‘Roma Tre’)
"Law, Algorithms and Predictive Justice"

21-23 November 2022
prof. Stefania Gialdroni (University of Padova)
""Law, Architecture and the Iconography of Justice"

28-30 November 2022 (University of Amsterdam)
prof. Marc de Wilde
"Law and History"

5-7 December 2022
Final oral interviews



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