Course Code: DR I 2 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Law • Field of study: Law
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Seminar tutor: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

• Students should assimilate the fundamental knowledge in the field of constitutional law – constitution, constitutionality control, separation of the powers, political parties, political regime, voting system
• To equip students with the intellectual tools necessary to properly conceptualize and analyze constitutional issues.
• Assimilation of constitutional institutions must be made from a jurisprudential perspective.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

• Introduction to the study of Constitutional Law. Why a Constitution? The Constitution and constitutional law's functions. • The Constitution: concept and forms of Constitution; • Creation and ratification of the Constitution; • Revision and abrogation of the Constitution; • Constitutionality review; • Constitutional courts in United States and Europe; • Romanian nationality law. Acquiring and losing Romanian Citizenship. Dual citizenship. Citizenship of European Union • Fundamental rights provided by the Constitution of Romania • Romanian Ombudsman

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Applying theories, principles and concepts in a context determined • Preliminary analysis of the data, their interpretation, the carrying out of classifications and some conceptual delineations

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 80%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Mircea Criste, Drept constitutional. Un drept al cetateanului, Universul Juridic, Bucuresti, 2017, 350.
Stefan Deaconu, Drept constituţional, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2011;, CH Beck, Bucuresti, 2020, 300.
Marieta Safta, Drept constituțional și instituții politice, vol.I Teoria generală a dreptului constituțional. Drepturi și libertăți, Hamangiu, Bucuresti, 2020, 330.