Civil procedure

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course analyzes the principles of the Italian civil litigation.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding. At the end of the class, students will have a good knowledge of the principles and the rules governing civil proceedings and understanding of the laws in its literal and systematic dimension.
- Capacity application. Students will apply concepts learned to practical judicial cases, as a judge and as a lawyer.
- Independence of thought and judgement. Students will show the capacity to take well-grounded position concerning the topics examined during the course.
- Skill in communication. Students will acquire ability to express properly the acquired knowledge.
- Ability to learn. Students will show the ability to understand the rules that regulate the matter and give a systematic interpretation of the same
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The program of the course includes: 1) Notions and fundamental principles of the Italian litigation system; 2) Analysis of the proceedings before the courts of first instance; 3) Analysis of the legal remedies against the decisions of the courts of first instance (appeal proceedings, proceedings before the Italian Supreme Court, etc.).

Teaching activities
Learning activities consist of 60 hours of lectures held by the teacher

Examination will be oral: students attending oral lessons will be given the possibility to take a partial written exam

Course materials:
On the first part: either E. Merlin, Elementi di diritto processuale civile. Parte generale, Pacini Giuridica, 2017 or F. P. Luiso, Diritto processuale civile, vol. I , Milano, Giuffrè, last ed.; or, C. Mandrioli, Diritto processuale civile, vol. I, Torino, Giappichelli, last ed.
On the second part: either F. P. Luiso, Diritto processuale civile, Vol. II, Milano, Giuffrè, last ed. or C. Mandrioli, Diritto processuale civile, vol. II, Torino, Giappichelli, last ed.
For Students attending oral lessons the following texts are suitable: E. T. Liebman, Manuale di diritto processuale civile. Principi, Milano, Giuffrè, last ed., and G. Tarzia, Lineamenti del processo civile di cognizione, Milano, Giuffrè, ultima edizione.
A civil procedure code is higly recommended: for instance, C. Ferri (a cura di), Codice di procedura civile e leggi collegate, Zanichelli, last ed.; B. Sassani, Codice di procedura civile e leggi complementari, Giuffré, last ed.
IUS/15 - CIVIL PROCEDURAL LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours