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Students will take part in interactive lessons, case studies, workshops, laboratories and a legislative clinic.


Active participation in class is mandatory. Failure to comply with this attendance rule compromises the student’s  chances of participating to the final internship and affect the modality of the  final exam.

The course benefits from the use of an interactive platform for distance learning ( enabling the students located in Palermo to follow and actively participate to classes, workshops, case-studies and laboratories.

"1-Minute Paper"

The 1-Minute Paper is a classroom assessment technique: within 1 minute, students must organize their thinking on the class’s major points. The exact question to be addressed of the paper can be changed for each class. The 1- minute paper is not a simple list of topics covered during class but it must be a concise summary of the class itself. 1-minute papers will be graded with either 2, 1 or 0 points.

  • 2 points means that the paper is concise but captures the key aspects of the class
  • 1 point means the paper is too concise or misses a fundamental aspect of the class
  • 0 point means that the paper has completely missed the content of the class. A simple list of topics falls in this category.

See here 3 samples of one good and two bad 1-minute papers. 

The marks will be added throughout the class and can contribute to increase your final mark to up to 3 additional points.


The course ends with a month internship in an institution involved in better regulation (regulator, regulated firm or think tank). Only those who will have successfully attended enough classes (2/3 of 1-minute papers handed-in and other in class exercises)  will take part to the internship program. More details on the internship are on the specific page

Final Exam

The final exam should be prepared through the PowerPoint presentations and readings (such as academic papers) uploaded in the FAD platform.

The final exam is intended to verify the understanding and acquisition of critical thinking skills on regulation. It also aims at evaluating the ability to read, understand, summarize and critically comment regulation or European and International documents on regulation; to interact and cooperate in study groups; to relate and expose the learning outcomes.

The final exam will be written, with the possibility of an oral assessment for those who wish.

Attendees (Frequentanti) are those who check-in to at least 2/3 of classes for which presence is checked (via 1-minute paper or by other means). For attendees:

                • The final mark can be increased by up to 3 points because of the 1-minute papers outcomes

                • In the final exam, attendees can pick 3 questions out of 5

                • You can take the exam as an attendee only during the summer exam session (June and July). In the following exam sessions everybody is a non-attendee.

Non Attendees (Non Frequentanti) are those who check-in to less than 2/3 of classes for which presence is checked (via 1-minute paper or other means). For NON- attendees:

                • No points for 1-minute paper

                • They must answer the 3 questions assigned.