Information about the exam

The final examination will be oral.

An intermediate test will take place on 27th March 2017 on the topics analysed in class until the 16th of March included (i.e. families of law, constitutions and constitutionalism, constitutional review of legislation, forms of government). The test is designed for the students to check their level of learning and to confront with writing in English on legal issues and using legal terminology.

The intermediate test does not exempt the students from preparing on the topics covered by the test for the oral exam (it is not an “esonero” according to the guidelines provided by the LUISS Academic Senate).

Attendance in class is warmly suggested. An attendance sheet will be passed at each class.

The assessment will take into account the result of the oral examination, the participation in class and the presentation of rulings and legislative texts.

Case-law presentation in class is optional. The planned rulings or legislative texts must all be presented, each of them by a group of max. 3-4 students (see the assignment chart, tbd by the 23rd of February. Please contact Dr Michele Gradoli, mrgradoli@luiss.it). Students not taking part in the presentations will choose one of the rulings and analyze it orally at the final exam.

FINAL EXAMINATION, ATTENDING AND NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

In order to be considered as an attending student, the minimum attendance threshold is set at 50% of classes + 1 class. Attendances will be calculated at the end of the course. 

  • If your score is under the said threshold, and you haven’t presented any ruling/legislative text in class, you’ll have to study 2 rulings/texts for the exam;
  • If your score is under the said threshold, and you do have presented a ruling/legislative text in class, you’ll have to study 1 extra ruling/text for the exam;
  • If you are qualified as an attending student, but you haven’t presented any ruling/legislative text in class, you’ll have to study 1 extra ruling/text for the exam.