COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: Anglo-American private law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with greater knowledge how English and American legal professions evolved, and allow them to acquire the tools required for in-depth study and comparison of the systems analyzed.
Expected learning outcomes
Students must be able to demonstrate that they have gained sufficient knowledge of how the legal figures analyzed during the course are educated, in addition to the main characteristics of the different legal traditions. Finally, students must be capable of using precise language to exhibit they have acquired the analytical and argumentative skills necessary to adequately convey the topics covered in lecture, based on the provided course materials and using correct legal terminology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Teaching will be delivered through the use of the Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode, maintaining the scheduled lesson times for lessons in attendance.
Variations may occur in relation to the evolution of the health situation.
Course syllabus
The course in Anglo-American private law focuses on various areas of Anglo-American law, ranging from the well-known institutions of private law to topics related to legal culture and the world of legal professions.
This year's course aims to investigate how legal professions are organized in common law systems by focusing on the origin, education and evolution of said professions, with particular attention to the historical, legal and cultural substratum of the relevant systems. The influence of the Anglo/American culture on the Italian legal professionals will be analysed.
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
In addition to frontal lectures, the course includes talks with guest instructors.
Teaching Resources
Materials provided during lectures
Assessment methods and Criteria
Credit will be attributed to students who attend at least 70% of the course and a written essay with a positive output.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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