Course teached as: B019434 - INFORMATICA GIURIDICA 5-years Single Cycle Degree in LAW
The course aims at offering to the students an introduction to legal
informatics: to its technical background, to its theory, history and
perspectives, and to its relationship with "positive law". The goal is
stressing the role of ICT in the education of lawyers intended to operate
in contemporary world.
Students attending the course may use their notes from the lectures
together with the reading materials to be distributed during the course.
Alternatively, the recommended handbook is:
F. Faini, S. Pietropaoli, Scienza giuridica e tecnologie informatiche, Giappichelli, Torino 2017.
Basic computer skills. Knowledge of the main tools of legal information.
Knowledge of fundamentals of legal informatics and ICT law.
Skills in choosing the tools to carry out the legal professions and their
management. Basic training in the management of traditional and digital
Results to be obtained
High degree of competence in solving practical problems, using the
knowledge and skills acquired in legal informatics. Attitude to the
searching of jurisprudence, legislation and case law, through the
consultation of traditional and online archives and databases.
The course will consist of 48 hours of lectures with plenty of opportunities
for training in class.
Power point presentations and other materials handed out during the lessons, will be available through the Moodle Platform.
Type of Assessment
The written test consists of both closed- and open-ended questions, to be answered in an hour. The questions will be pre-printed in the sheets that will be handed at the beginning of each exam. The lines dedicated to each question are merely indicative and not exhaustive. Additional sheets will be available.
For all students, attending and non-attending, the final exams will be held in oral.
Classes and lectures will address the following topics: legal informatics
between law and computer science; ICT and computers; hardware and
software; proprietary software and open source software; operating
systems; text editor and spreadsheet; HTML; computer networks,
internet, web and e-mail; from web 1.0 to web 2.0; digital identity and
privacy in the network; electronic documents; digital signatures and
certified mail; information society; from e-government to open
government; digital public administration: "rights" and tools; search
engines; objects of legal information: jurisprudence, law, case law; from
paper to online resources; the CED of Corte Suprema di Cassazione:
Italgiureweb; databases of Camera e Senato; archives of CNR: Essper and
Dogi; European databases: Ce-Lex and Eur-Lex; legal research in
common law: Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw; italian professional databases:
DeJure, Il Foro Italiano, Leggi d'Italia, Pluris; OPAC and legal