Conflict of laws

A.Y. 2016/2017
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at analyzing in depth the rules that govern private law relations touching on more than one state, whose general framework is examined in the International Law class. On the basis of said general framework already learned, specific issues related to the following areas will be considered in detail: scope of the Italian jurisdiction, application of private international law norms, reference to foreign law, effects of foreign acts and decisions in Italy. Special attention will be paid to the most significant results and the most recent developments of the European judicial cooperation in civil matters and of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Particular consideration will be given to private international law norms regulating contracts, torts, family relationships and successions.
Expected learning outcomes
- Acquiring a knowledge and an understanding of the specific legal issues that underlie private law relations at an international level.
- Applying conflict of laws norms to real cases.
- Autonomously evaluating theoretical and practical aspects of the subject matter.
- Autonomously communicating what has been learned, with adequate terminologies and legal/logical coherence.
- Possessing the necessary skills to understand the discipline of private law international relations.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
IUS/13 - INTERNATIONAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 45 hours
Tuesday 1.30 pm; during the first semester, Tuesday 10.15 am
In the period of lectures: Tuesday, 10:30-11:30; in the rest of the year: 12:00-13:00
Department of Public Law