Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0013 (AF:383121 AR:208034)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of PRIVATE LAW
Surnames Lb-Z
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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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.
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.
M. Paradiso, Corso di istituzioni di diritto privato, XI edizione, Torino, Giappichelli, 2022, except for the following parts: cap. 48, par. 6; cap. 49 da par. 4 a 8; cap. 50 da par. 2 a 6; cap. 51 par. 1 e par. 4 e 5; cap. 52; cap. 53; cap.55; cap.56
Students from previous years can continue to study the manual already purchased.

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
Codice civile e leggi collegate a cura di Giorgio De Nova, Bologna Zanichelli last edition.

The teacher will decide if at the end of the third period, students attending the classroom ENROLLED ON THE 1° YEAR may take an oral test intermediate under the condition indicated on the MOODLE page. In case, the oral test will cover the following parts of the programme:
Paradiso: Chap. 1- 19 included; Cap. 43-45 included; Cap. 57-63 included

The student who has passed the possible intermediate test can decide whether to take the oral test at the first or second call of the summer session only; this oral test will cover the remaining part of the program. Students who do not pass the oral test after passing the intermediate test must take both the written test and the oral test on the entire program, as per ordinary procedures, in the following appeals.


The ordinary written test consists of 15 multiple-choice questions covering the whole programme; each exact answer is awarded 2 points. The missing answer is the wrong answer. The written test is passed successfully if the correct answers are at least 9 out of 15.
Successful completion of the written test is a condition for admission to the oral test. The written test is intended to certify a basic knowledge of the legal institutions.
The oral test assesses the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental institutes of private law; the student's ability to present the following in appropriate technical and legal language will also be assessed.
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 will be available on the e-learning platform (Moodle)

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:
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 30/01/2023