Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of 5-year Single Cycle Master's Degree Programme on GIURISPRUDENZA
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Second semester
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Course description

The primary objective is to provide the student with analytical and synthesis techniques and appropriate critical tools to understand and use the organizational legal models of business and institutions operating in the transport sector.
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student will have acquired a specific knowledges of the regulation which, on the basis of international, national and european law, regulates transport services and infrastructures in the various modes of transport of people and goods (air, sea, railways, roads, port and airport infrastructures). The study will also address the very current profile of the economic and environmental sustainability of the various transport services.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to examine and apply in the practical case the normative, doctrinal and jurisprudential approaches to access to the market of transport services and the management of the relevant infrastructure. In particular the rules on the protection of competition and different forms of public intervention in the transport sector.
Making judgements
The student will be able to critically evaluate
and analyze the many issues related to the transport sector in the various operational, public and private contexts. To this end, educational tools will be used, including simulations, discussions of legal cases in schools, critical arrangement of doctrinal and jurisprudential interpretations.
Communication skills
The student will have the ability to transmit, also through IT tools the skills acquired in the subject, knowledge and to use the technical-legal language typical of discipline. The communicative skills of the student will be explicitly assessed during the exam.
Learning skills
The course will provide the student with the necessary autonomy to continue to deepen autonomously the main issues covered by transport law and access to the main scientific literature, including through online databases, in order to align their competences with the continuous evolution of sectoral legislation in relation to the working contexts in which they will operate.



Transport law. The historical origins. The sources. Transport infrastructures: Assets and management models. Ports and port services: legal regime and regulatory framework. The airport asset and the regulation of airport services. Ground handling services. Security services. Transport services. The regulation of maritime services. The regulation of air services. Access to the air transport market. Access to the rail transport market. Trucking services for goods. The new regulatory framework. The rules for access to the market for local public transport services.

The aim of the course is to enrich the cultural background of the student with a specific training on the regulation of the transport sector and mobility.
The course is divided into a first module concerning the discipline of sources and historical origins of transport law (9 hours). The second module concerns infrastructures and port and airport services (18 hours). The third module concerns transport services and market access rules (21 hours).

Teaching Methods

Traditional: frontal lessons and exercises


Casanova, Brignardello, Diritto dei trasporti. Vol I- Infrastrutture e accesso al mercato, Giuffrè, 2011.
Teaching material prepared by the teacher

Learning assessment

Verification of learning takes place through an oral examination, with a final vote in thirteths. The subject of the examination is the assessment of the knowledge provided by the teaching program, the ability to solve particular legal problems, the correctness, clarity and effectiveness of exposure (with special regard to the appropriate use of technical terms).

More information

Lectures are in Italian.
The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination.