Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0516 (AF:357743 AR:187241)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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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 for personal and patrimonial relationships.
To reach this scope, it is necessary to receive adequate technical and juridical language, as well as the ability to analyse human facts and relations, either personal or economic ones, from a juridical perspective.
1. Knowledge and understandings
1.1 Understand the multilevel legal system which governs interindividual relationships.
1.2 Understand the institutions of private law 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 comprehend human relationships with juridical relevance, both personal and economic, in the legal framework.
2.2 Ability to find the legal provisions suitable for a certain situation.
2.3 Once acquired the knowledge of the legal institutions, 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 Finding the provisions or the institutions to solve or manage the situation.

4. Communication skills
4.1 Proper reporting of the specific features of private law, by using appropriate language.
4.2 Ability to interact with tourism law issues.
4.3 Ability to develop critical opinions
No 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.
• Legal goods. Property, possession and other rights in rem.
• Obligations: structure, fulfillment, 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.
• Succession law. Donations.
F. Ruscello, Diritto privato, 4a ed., Amon, 2020,
only the following chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 35, 36, 37, 38.

New recommeded book:

F. Galgano, Istituzioni di Diritto privato, Wolters Kluwer, 2021 (esclusi cap. 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27)

Eventually also L. Lenti, Diritto di famiglia e servizi sociali, Giappichelli, last edition (only part I)

These texts should be read together with an updated edition of the Civil Code:
- Codice civile, Giovanni Perlingieri - Marco Angelone, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, last edition
- Codice civile, a cura di Adolfo Di Majo, Milano, Giuffré, last edition
The exam consists of a written test with open-ended and multiple choice questions.
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.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments

Ca' Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/02/2022