Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0013 (AF:282513 AR:158808)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of PRIVATE LAW
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
Private Law is a mandatory course of the Bachelor in Business Administration.
The course will provide to students the basic principles and institutions of private law, in order to understand their functions of socio-economic tools, both in personal and in property relations.
To reach this scope, it is necessary to acquire an adequate technical and juridical language and the ability to analyse human facts and relations, both personal or economic, from a juridical point of view
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understandings
1.1 Understand the multilevel legal system which governs the today private relationships.
1.2 Knowledge of the private legal institutions object of the program of the course.
1.3 Understand the role of the studied legal institutions and how they govern private relationships and conflicts.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understandings
2.1 Ability to set human relationship with juridical relevance, both personal and economic, in the legal frame.
2.2 Ability to find the legal provisions applicable to a certain situation.
2.3 Ability to determine which legal provision finds application to solve conflicts or regulate a certain human relationship (both economic and personal).

3. Judgment
3.1 Being able to interpret legal provisions.
3.2 Being able to identify, distinguish, relate different principles and legal provisions belonging to different sources of the multilevel system.
3.3 Facing a hypothetical conflict o private relationship, finding the provisions or the institutions to solve or manage the situation.
None prerequisite is required
• Modern legal systems. Structure, interpretation and application of the legal provision. Sources of law.
• Legal situations. Legal persons: natural and juridical persons. Family law.
• Legal goods. Property, possession and other rights in rem.
• Obligations: structure, fulfilment, events, extinction and contractual liability.
• Private autonomy and circulation of goods. Contract law (physiology and pathology of contracts). Specific contracts. Consumer law.
• Civil liability and tort law.
• Obligations' specific sources.
• Inheritance law. Donations.
• Protection of rights.
Referral texts
Students may choose one of the following textbooks, listed in alphabetic order:

a) F. Galgano, Diritto privato, 2018 (o successive edizioni), da fare i seguenti capitoli seguenti: da 1 a 21; 22 par. 1 e 3; 28 par. 1 e 2; 29 par. 1 e 3; 30 par. 1 e 2 ; 31 par. 1; 32; 35 par. 1; 36; 43; da 45 a 47 fino al par. 3 compreso; da 48 a 50 fino al par. 2 compreso; 50 par. 6; 51; 53. In alternativa ai cap. 48, 49, 50 fino al par. 2 compreso e 50 par. 6 lo studente può optare per: G. SICCHIERO, Fondamenti di tecnica contrattuale, Cedam, 2018, III edizione.

b) V. Roppo, Diritto privato. Linee essenziali, V edizione, Giappichelli, 2018, ad eccezione delle seguenti parti: cap.33, par. da 13 a 20; cap.34, par.5,6,8; cap.35, par.5,6 e da 9 a 23; cap.36; cap.41.

c) G. Iudica, P. Zatti, Linguaggio e regole del diritto privato, IX edizione, Cedam, 2018 escluse le seguenti parti: cap. 24, par. 5-6-7; cap. 25, par. 4-5-6; cap. 26, par. 2-4-5-6-7-8-9; cap. 27; cap. 29; da cap. 31 a cap. 37; da cap. 39 a cap. 42; cap. 47 e cap. 48.

The study of the textbook needs to be supported by an ongoing consultation of an updated Italian Civil Code, e-book or hard copy.
It is suggested one of the following:

Codice civile, a cura di Adolfo Di Majo, Milano, Giuffré, last edition, or
Codice civile e leggi collegate a cura di Giorgio De Nova, Bologna Zanichelli last edition.

To whom it desires to have a textbook with schemes of the contents of the program and sample exam questions, useful for the final written exam in particular, it is suggested to buy S. Patti (a cura di), L'esame di diritto privato. Definizioni e questioni, Torino, Giappichelli, 2015.
Assessment methods
Written and oral examination
The written exam consists in 15 multiple-choice questions. Each correct answer is worth 2 points. No answer is considered mistake. Succeeding in the written exam is mandatory to be admitted to the oral exam. To pass the written exam, it is required to give 9 right answers out of 15 questions. The written part of the exam aims to test the basic knowledge of the Italian legal institutions.
The oral exam aims to evaluate the knowledge and the comprehension of the most important private law institutions. Also, In this context, the ability of the students to expose the acquired knowledge using a technical and juridical language will be assessed.
Teaching methods
The Course is mainly structured in several frontal lessons. In addition, some extra-lessons will be structured in a seminar form focusing on topics of particular interest and complexity.
Further information
• Additional materials (e.g. summaries, further readings, sample tests) will be made available online to the students.
• E-textbooks
• Moodle

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Type of exam
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