About the final written exam (May 26) and about the final oral exam

downloadDear all,

remember that the final written exam will take place on Thursday May 26 at 10:00 am in room 4. You will have to answer two questions on two different topics. This means that you have to deepen only two topics (but we expect that, on those topics, you will study all available materials: slides, readings, etc).

You will have 90 minutes time (in total) and two pages for each answer (four pages in total).

You will not be allowed to use a vocabulary.

You do not need to register for this written exam, which is similar to a “preappello”.

Otherwise, the final oral exam will take place on the dates that you can read on the Law Department website:

01/06/2016 11.00 22/06/2016 09.00 13/07/2016 09.00

In this case you MUST register as it is impossible to give you a final note without registration. This oral exam will consists mainly in a discussion of your competition and of your written exam.

You are warmly invited to take the written exam on May 26. If it is impossible for you, you will have to take it on one of the dates of the oral exam.

See you soon and good luck!

CFP: The Art of Law, 16-17-18 January, 2017 – Groeningemuseum, Bruges

What: Academic conference “The Art of Law. Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War”

Where: Groeningemuseum, Bruges

When: 16-17-18 January, 2017

Deadline: 1 June 2016

All detailes available here: CFP_The Art of Law_Bruges.

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18 May: Musical performance by M° Enrico Maria Polimanti

The Spring 2016 “Law and the Humanities” course will end with two lessons on “Law and Music” which will include a very special event, open to the public: a musical performance by a professional pianist, M° Enrico Maria Polimanti, who will help Prof. Giorgio Resta in describing, at hand of a “learning by experience” approach, the surprising though strict relationship between law and music.

The lecture/performance will take place at the RomaTre Law Departement (Via Ostiense 161, Roma), room 3, 2:00 pm.

 Locandina Law and Music 2016

18-19 May: Giorgio Resta and Enrico Maria Polimanti on Law and Music

Dear all,
on Wednesday and Thursday Prof. Giorgio Resta (University of RomaTre) will introduce us to the very special topic of Law and Music, with particular focus on the similarities between legal and musical interpretation.
20120517_113741ON WEDNESDAY MAY 18 THERE WILL BE A CONCERT IN ROOM 3 AT 2:00 PM WITH A PERFORMANCE OF M° ENRICO MARIA POLIMANTI, PROFESSIONAL PIANIST.
THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED: PLEASE PROMOTE IT AND INVITE WHO YOU WANT!
To read Prof. Resta’s CV click HERE.
More information about M° Polimanti on his personal website: www.enricomariapolimanti.com
SUGGESTED READINGS:
– J. Frank, Words and Music, in 47 “Columbia L. Rev.”, 1259 (1947) .
– D. Manderson, Fission and Fusion: From Improvisation to Formalism in Law and Music, in “Critical Studies in Improvisation”, 6.1. (2010).http://www.criticalimprov.com/article/viewArticle/1167/1726

11-12-13 May: Jesús R. Velasco on Torture

600full-the-battle-of-algiers-screenshotDear all,

the next two weeks will be devoted to Law and Performance. We will start with three lectures by Prof. Jesús R. Velasco (Columbia University in the City of New York). As you can see below, the classes will be very rich. You can find information on Prof. Velasco’s CV and activities on his beautiful website.

May 11th. Theory.

Bernstein, Jay M. Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015.

Butler, Judith. “Giving an Account of Oneself.” diacritics. 31.4 (2001): 22-40.

Foucault, Michel. About the Beginning of The Hermeneutics of the Self. Lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980. Ed. Henri-Paul Fruchard & Daniele Lorenzini. Trans. Graham Burchell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. French edition: Paris: Vrin, 2013. Lecture #2, “Christianity and Confession”, pages 53-92.

MacKinnon, Catharine A. “On Torture,” in Are Women Human?. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

 

May 12th. Colonialism: France and Algeria.

Alleg, Henri. The Question. New York: George Braziller, Inc, 1958. Translation of Henri Alleg, La Question. Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1958.

Pontecorvo, Gillo, dir. La Bataille d’Algier. 1966. Online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGSxAkjkvH4

 

May 13th. New Colonialisms and Political Theologies: USA.

Jordan, Gregor, dir. Unthinkable. Film. 2010.

Slahi, Mohamedou Ould. Guantánamo Diary. New York: Little Brown, 2015.

The Torture Memos (selections). Online at: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/international/24MEMO-GUIDE.html

 

4-5-6 May: Angela Condello on Nomos and Narrative

download (1)This week’s classes will be devoted to an analysis of the interconnection between narrativity, normativity and the visual. In particular we will focus on “Nomos and Narrative” and the debate related to the famous foreword by Cover. we will then get to Exemplarity as a characteristic of both law and literature and, from there, we will end up with a historical digression on visual narratives.
On Thursday we will have a look together at your works submitted for the ‘competition’!