COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: "Civil liability and insurance. Comparison of civil law and common law models"

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
L'insegnamento mira a far conseguire agli studenti:
- la conoscenza degli istituti giuridici analizzati nell'ordinamento giuridico italiano e nelle altre tradizioni giuridiche che verranno analizzate.
- l'acquisizione di un più elevato livello di approfondimento del "fenomeno" della responsabilità civile
Expected learning outcomes
Lo studente deve dimostrare di avere acquisito una buona conoscenza degli istituti giuridici analizzati e di avere compreso le caratteristiche principali delle differenti tradizioni giuridiche. Deve altresì dimostrare di avere acquisito consapevolezza dei risultati raggiunti dalla scienza comparatistica in ordine alle divergenze e convergenze dei principali sistemi giuridici contemporanei. Lo studente deve infine dimostrare di avere acquisito adeguate capacità di analisi e argomentative sui casi e materiali discussi in aula, mediante l'utilizzo di un linguaggio preciso e rigoroso e l'uso corretto di categorie giuridiche.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Teaching methods: Lessons will take place in the classroom if possible, according to the syllabus. If not possible, the lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed synchronously (the prsence of students will be monitored throughout the session ).
The relevant material will be available or listed on the ariel pages of the course, as will any changes that may occur in relation to the evolution of the sanitary status.

Methods of learning verification: Credits will be granted subject to attendance and active participation in 70% of the lessons (7 out of 10); students will be also invited to provide a presentation to the class or a brief written paper aimed at assessing the fulfilment of the learning goals.
Course syllabus
Course plan
The course aims to investigate the interrelationships between liability systems and insurance in order to identify a picture of the new frontiers of liability which has seen both its principles and its typical functions change. The module will consist of two parts. A first part will be devoted to exploring liability institutions in the main traditions of civil law and common law with particular attention to the role played by both voluntary and compulsory insurance, the dissemination of which has led to the emergence of a "new" liability that often goes beyond the subjective element of fault. A second part of the module will be dedicated to the analysis of cases and materials, aimed at bringing out the influence of insurance on the evolution of civil liability.
Prerequisites for admission
knowledge of English at least in text comprehension is required.
Teaching methods
There will be both lectures with analysis and discussion of concrete cases and seminars during which the participation of students is required, even divided into working groups.
Teaching Resources
There are no textbooks but the study material will be provided before each lesson and during them
Assessment methods and Criteria
The granting of credits is subject to the attendance of 70% of the lessons (i.e. 7 lessons out of 10) to which active participation in the analysis and discussion of concrete cases is required.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Nitti Santa
Wed 11,30
dipartimento di diritto privato e storia del diritto - 1 floor