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Research areas

The Department of Law conducts pioneering research in almost all of the Scientific Disciplinary sectors of Area 12 of the CUN for Legal Sciences. Historical, transnational and comparative dimensions are not just subjects of specialist studies, but are also cultivated in the Department as indispensable components of every area of legal knowledge and constitute one of the elements that has characterised research in recent years. Below some of the principle areas of research active in the Department are listed:

All main areas of research relevant to this are covered in the Department: in terms of the methodology, the research tradition of the Department has placed great emphasis on the comparative and transnational dimension of private law and studies of the general theory.

The Department conducts research in the areas of all principle European legal systems and some of the main legal systems outside the EU (Chinese law, Indian law, Islamic law), as well as research related to topics concerning the methodology of legal comparison, including the themes concerning the approval of legal categories and terminologies, as well as instruments in the standardization and harmonization of the law on a global scale.

The research concerns all areas of corporate law, financial markets, intellectual property law and company law. Research is conducted through an interdisciplinary approach based on the interaction and systematic comparison in the formulation of research subjects with external institutes, such as the Politecnico of Turin and international organisations.

The principle areas of research relative to private employment are covered in the Department: in terms of the methodology, the study of EU and comparative labour law and its relationship with the legal system represent constant elements that characterise research activities.

All matters concerning these areas are the subject of interest, from the form of the government to constitutional justice, fundamental rights and problems with European constitutionalism. What unites the different approaches to the variety of interests is a careful attention to the study of the sources of law, evolution or distortion and the effect of the interpretative activity.

Particular attention is placed on the most topical issues regarding the relationship between the citizen and the public administration, from the study of the evolution of procedural and judicial protection and analysis of specific sectors, such as public services, procurement, environment, health care, food regulation and local and territorial government (urban etc.); research is directed not only at a national level, but is also extended to Europe, supranational and comparative law.

The Department delves into all the principle areas of research relating to this area: both in the law of the relations between States and religions, and in the law of religious denominations. A comparative method is one of the prime means of approaching the subject, both in the comparison between the legal systems of different denominations, and between the different national approaches to the regulation of religions. 

Research cultivated in the Department currently focuses on issues related to business income, property tax and verification processes, seeking to identify the continuous lines in the fragmented financial legislation of the last decade.  

The Department covers many of the principle research areas relative to this sector. Among these, there is a specific interest in the issues connected to the international protection of human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. Additionally, research activities conducted within the Department also involve the study of international economic law, environmental law, international regulation of new technologies and international private law.

The Department covers many of the principle research areas relative to this sector. Among these, the study of institutional issues connected to the process of European integration and the relationship between the supranational order and Italy stand out. Additionally, research conducted within the Department concentrates on the protection of fundamental rights through European regulation, the functioning of the internal market and its implications on social character, the regulation of state aid, the economy, monetary and socio-economic status of the European Union, freedom, security and justice, as well as the external relations of the European Union.

The Department delves into the themes relative to instruments in the judicial protection of rights, the right to a trial and alternative dispute resolution techniques, with particular attention on arbitration. A comparative approach is used in the study of this area, as is a study of the procedural civil process.

The Department covers many of the principle research areas relative to this field: the principle of the rule of law, the dynamics of the Supreme Court and the criminal res judicata are current arguments under analysis. Regarding the methodology, particular attention is reserved for the coordination of the constitutional and supranational regulations, to which the examined institutions are subject.

The research that is carried out in the Department on criminal law looks at the overall structure of the Italian punitive system (part general and part specific), with reference to criminal law, to the decriminalised administrative law, to the responsibility of organisations with regards to crime and criminology, and dedicated attention to the comparative aspects.

The Department applies and develops methodological acquisitions – also in the areas of semiologistics and linguistics – relative to significant issues of public and private Roman law (including criminal law). Particular attention is paid to, among other things, jurisprudential thought, the institutional and administrative spheres, developments in late antiquity and the relationship between Roman law and important institutions of modern law. Some attention is also paid to Greek law.

In research that is currently underway, the Department is developing a transnational and interdisciplinary view of the historical period between medieval and modern times. This is achieved in the study of themes such as public and private law, special attention on constitutionalism, administrative laws and courts, the criminal justice system, fundamental human rights, family law and succession.

Research efforts cultivated in the Department currently focus on issues relating to legal sociology, the legal aspects of bioethics and legal information technology.

Last update: 17/03/2021 12:58
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