The Italian Constitution lays the foundations for rethinking the role of the educational institu-tions, seen as one of the social formations where personal development takes place. The school, even today, represents one of the decisive factors for a country’s democratization process, and the role of law teachers is there crucial. It cannot be confined to teaching legal rules or legal notions. It should highlight the specificity of legal reasoning, underline the moral dilemmas involved in law, describe the relationships between law and justice, address the question of citizenship and its transformations, and dwell on the most urgent and significant social issues.
Keywords: Education - Citizenship - Law - Didactics - Autonomy