Comparative private law

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
42
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

Surname A-L

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The teaching will be delivered through the use of the Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode and its recording, maintaining the scheduled lessons in attendance.
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 Civil law. The French model. The German model. The modern systems of Civil law, between French and German influences. Islamic law.
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
The lessons are lectures. It is expected the participation of Italian and foreign academics invited to deepen particular topics.
The subject of comparative private law can also be deepened with the participation in optional modules.
Teaching Resources
A. Gambaro - R. Sacco, Sistemi giuridici comparati (Comparative Legal Systems), 4th edition, Torino, Utet, 2018, limited to the following arguments: Legal comparison. The diversity and uniformity of law. The Western legal tradition. Common law and Equity in England. The legal American legal experience. The French Model. The German model. Islamic law.
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: limited to the materials on English and American Common law systems.
Recommended reading:
R. Sacco, Che cos'è il diritto comparato (What is Comparative law), Milano
Assessment methods and Criteria
Exams will be held according to the indicated exam schedule, in the form of a single oral test lasting approximately 20/25 minutes on the contents of the textbooks indicated below.
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.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Candian Albina

Surname M-Z

Lesson period
First semester
The teaching will be delivered through the use of the Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode and its recording, maintaining the scheduled lessons in attendance.
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 Civil law. The French model. The German model. The modern systems of Civil law, between French and German influences. Islamic law.
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
The lessons are lectures. It is expected the participation of Italian and foreign academics invited to deepen particular topics.

The subject of comparative private law can also be deepened with the participation in optional modules.
Teaching Resources
Course material (6 credits):
A. Gambaro - R. Sacco, Sistemi giuridici comparati (Comparative Legal Systems), 4th edition, Torino, Utet, 2018, limited to the following arguments: Legal comparison. The diversity and uniformity of law. The Western legal tradition. Common law and Equity in England. The legal American legal experience. The French Model. The German model. Islamic law.
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: limited to the materials on English and American Common law systems.

Recommended reading:
R. Sacco, Che cos'è il diritto comparato (What is Comparative law), Milano
Assessment methods and Criteria
Exams will be held according to the indicated exam schedule, in the form of a single oral test lasting approximately 20/25 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.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours