Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0527 (AF:357760 AR:209660)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The teaching is among those characterizing the Degree Course in Social Sciences and Social Service.
The course aims to provide knowledge of the categories and institutions of family law that affect the different areas of social services. The course will focus on the principles and disciplines of family, couple and filiation relationships, with specific attention to situations of discomfort. The aim is to offer the tools to know how to operate correctly in the different areas of possible employment of the graduate in social sciences and social service, as well as to develop a problematic legal approach with regard especially to situations of discomfort that may arise in family relationships and to know how to articulate the problem with the appropriate language framing it in the appropriate regulatory areas.

1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 To know the multilevel regulatory system that today regulates family relationships .
1.2 Know the individual family law institutions covered by the programme.
1.3 To understand the role that these institutions play in the governance of relationship life and in the pursuit of the best solution of conflicts of interest.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
2.1 Knowing how to place human relations of legal significance - personal and financial - within the regulatory system of reference.
2.2 Know how to identify the individual legal rules or the various sets of rules intended to regulate specific cases.
2.3 Acquire knowledge of the institutions, distinguish which of them are suitable to be used as tools for resolving the individual conflict and/or regulating the individual relationship (personal and/or asset).

3. Ability to make judgements
3.1 Interpretation of regulatory texts
3.2 Identify, distinguish and relate principles and standards from the various multi-level sources.
3.3 When faced with conflict situations or relationships that need to be regulated, be able to identify which individual legal rules or sets of rules can be used as parameters of judgement and management tools.
It is strongly recommended to attend the private law course first
Family law and its sources. Family relationships. Public intervention to protect the family and children.
- Marriage and marital relations. The family patrimonial regime. Separation, divorce and annulment of marriage. Free marriage. Civil unions and registered partnerships. Protection orders against family abuse.
- Filiation. The relationship between parents and children and parental responsibility. the custody of children in the division of the parental couple. The civil protection of the child. Adoption (nods).
- The civil protection of the "weak" adult.

L. Lenti, Diritto di famiglia e servizi sociali, Giappichelli, Torino, ultima edizione, only part two of the volume.
A. Cordiano, R. Senigaglia, Diritto civile minorile, Esi, Napoli, 2022, i capitoli: 4, 5, 6, 7
The study of the manual must be accompanied by the simultaneous reading of an updated Civil Code, of any edition also in Ebook format.

We recommend the purchase of the following edition: Codice civile, a cura di Adolfo Di Majo, Milano, Giuffré, ultima edizione.
The verification will consist of a written test on the whole programme.
The written test will consist of 4 open-ended answers.
During the course, it will be possible to organize group work to be evaluated.
The course mainly follows a conventional teaching approach combined with possible in-depth seminar activities on specific topics.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 23/06/2022