Comparative private law

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
63
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is intended to provide students with:
- A basic knowledge of the comparative method and the fundamental features of the great legal traditions in their historical and contemporary evolution;
- The ability to apply the comparative method and awareness of the current results achieved by comparative science in relation to the divergences and convergences between the great legal traditions and the main contemporary legal systems;
- A capacity for original analysis and argumentation in relation to the issues addressed in the course, with particular reference to cases and materials discussed in the classroom;
- The ability to use precise language and legal terminology to express and demonstrate strong awareness of legal concepts and categories, including the problems of legal translation;
- Understanding of the main characteristics of different legal traditions, as well as their similarities and differences.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, successful students will have a thorough knowledge of course topics and will have acquired the tools to understand the comparative method, its nature and usefulness.
Course syllabus and organization

Cognomi A-L

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Comparative legal systems. Legal comparison. Diversity and uniformity of law. The Western legal tradition. Common law and Equity in England. The American legal experience. The roots of Common law and the experiences of Civ-il law. The French model. The German model. The modern systems of Civil law, between French and German influences. Eastern Europe and the socialist model. Islamic law. Indian law. Law in the Far East (China, Japan). Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites.
Teaching methods
In additional to frontal lectures, students will have the option of attending their choice of two additional modules. These modules will be conducted as seminars on topics of particular interest, and will be conducted with the participation of foreign teachers in order to offer students the opportunity of studying comparative law in greater depth and further develop their analytical skills.
Bibliography
Course material (9 credits):
A. Gambaro - R. Sacco, Sistemi giuridici comparati (Comparative Legal Systems), 4th edition, Torino, Utet, 2018.
A. Candian - A. Gambaro, Casi e materiali per un corso di diritto privato comparato (Cases and Materials for Course on Comparative Private Law), 2nd edition, Torino, Giappichelli, 2015.

Recommended reading:
R. Sacco, Che cos'è il diritto comparato (What is Comparative law), Milano, Giuffrè, 1992.
Assessement methods and criteria
Exams will be held according to the indicated exam schedule, in the form of a single oral test lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Grades are expressed with a mark in thirtieths, with possible honors.
Students will be evaluated according to the factual accuracy and argumentative clarity of their responses, in addition to their ability to critically analyze and re-elaborate course topics.
Students who attend lecture will be tested on the material agreed upon in advance with the Professor.
Students who do not attend lecture will be tested - by way of an oral interview lasting approximately 20 minutes - on the contents of the textbooks indicated below.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours
Professor: Candian Albina

Cognomi M-Z

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Comparative legal systems. Legal comparison. Diversity and uniformity of law. The Western legal tradition. Common law and Equity in England. The American legal experience. The roots of Common law and the experiences of Civ-il law. The French model. The German model. The modern systems of Civil law, between French and German influences. Eastern Europe and the socialist model. Islamic law. Indian law. Law in the Far East (China, Japan). Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites.
Teaching methods
In additional to frontal lectures, students will have the option of attending their choice of two additional modules. These modules will be conducted as seminars on topics of particular interest, and will be conducted with the participation of foreign teachers in order to offer students the opportunity of studying comparative law in greater depth and further develop their analytical skills.
Bibliography
Course material (9 credits):
A. Gambaro - R. Sacco, Sistemi giuridici comparati (Comparative Legal Systems), 4th edition, Torino, Utet, 2018.
A. Candian - A. Gambaro, Casi e materiali per un corso di diritto privato comparato (Cases and Materials for Course on Comparative Private Law), 2nd edition, Torino, Giappichelli, 2015.

Recommended reading:
R. Sacco, Che cos'è il diritto comparato (What is Comparative law), Milano, Giuffrè, 1992.
Assessement methods and criteria
Exams will be held according to the indicated exam schedule, in the form of a single oral test lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Grades are expressed with a mark in thirtieths, with possible honors.
Students will be evaluated according to the factual accuracy and argumentative clarity of their responses, in addition to their ability to critically analyze and re-elaborate course topics.
Students who attend lecture will be tested on the material agreed upon in ad-vance with the Professor.
Students who do not attend lecture will be tested - by way of an oral interview lasting approximately 20 minutes - on the contents of the textbooks indicated below.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours