Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0013 (AF:358455 AR:189660)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of PRIVATE LAW
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course aims to provide students with basic information concerning the basic legal institutions of modern private law and fundamental legal concepts necessary for an understanding of the dynamics of the legal regulation of property relations between individuals
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.
• 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
“Diritto privato” edited by E. Gabrielli, published by Giappichelli, 2020:
capitolo I si consiglia di leggerlo tutto; comunque studiare la sez. II, parr. da 5 a 8 compreso e sez. IV tutta;
capitolo II tutto
capitolo III parr. da 1 a 6 compreso
capitolo V tutto
capitolo VI sezz. III e IV
capitolo VII tutto
capitolo VIII parr.da 1 a 8 compreso
capitoli da IX e XIII tutto
capitolo XIV tutto esclusi i parr, 7 e 8
capitoli da XV a XXV tutto
capitolo XXVIII i parr.da 1 a 6 compreso, 7, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 8 e 8.1, 8.3, 10
capitolo XXX parr. 1, 1.1, 1.2, 3, 3.1
capitolo XXXI tutti i parr. 1 e 2, comprese le sottonumerazioni
capitolo XXXII tutto il par. 1
capitolo XXXIII tutto
capitoli XLII e XLIII tutto
capitolo XLVI tutta la sez. II e la sezione III
capitolo XLVII tutto
capitolo XLVIII tutto

The student can choose G. SICCHIERO, Fondamenti di tecnica contrattuale, Cedam, 2018, III edizione instead of cap. VII e da XXVIII a XXXIII.
The study of the textbook needs to be supported by an ongoing consultation of an updated Italian Civil Code, e-book or hard copy be the 2019 edition.
Assessment methods
The written exam consists in 21 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 15 right answers out of 21 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
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Type of exam
written and oral
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