Law of obligations

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to develop students' knowledge of the law of obligations, leading them to understand the importance both theoretical and practical, with extensive recourse to case law.
The lessons include an open discussion on cases and problems.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student must have reached a good knowledge of the rationale of the rules on obligations and the ability to take motivated positions on the topics covered in the course.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
During the emergency remote teaching, the program is maintained with the following changes necessary for a good online use of the course originally designed for in-class lectures.
Teaching methods

Lectures will be delivered on Microsoft Teams in synchronous mode, at the established times, and will be recorded and available for consultation on the same platform and on the course's ARIEL site. Information on how to access the lessons on Microsoft Teams and other instructions on teaching will be uploaded on the ARIEL site of the course, which is recommended to consult regularly.
If the situation allows it, in compliance with current regulations, lessons can also be held in the classroom (mixed mode); in this case, students will be promptly informed and notified through the course ARIEL website.
In any case, lectures will be recorded and made available to students until the end of the semester.

Program and reference material

The syllabus and reference material for the course are unchanged.

Exams and evaluation criteria

The methods of verification of learning and the evaluation criteria will not change.
The examination will take place in oral form on the Microsoft Teams platform.
If the epidemic situation allows it, consistent with the availability of classrooms and the respect of the necessary security conditions, the exam will be held in the classroom.
However, the possibility of conducting the exam remotely will be ensured for students who are in the condition of not being able to move from their place of residence and / or domicile.

More precise indications and updates will be available on the Ariel website of the course, which should be consulted regularly.
Course syllabus
The course deals with:
1. The concept of obligation in current law and in the history of law;
2. The sources of the obligations;
3. The content of the obligation;
4. The rules governing execution: fulfillment, cooperation of the creditor, fulfillment of the third;
5. Non-performance and liability (contractual);
6. Liability clauses (exemption clauses, damage determination clauses, evidence clauses);
7. Assignment of debt;
8. The ways of extinguishing obligations
Prerequisites for admission
According to didactic regulation of the Course of Law, Private law, Constitutional law
Teaching methods
Learning activities consist of 63 hours of lectures held by the Professor.
Teaching Resources
Students may use the following book:
G. Amadio e F. Macario (curr.), Diritto Civile, I. Parte generale - Le obbligazioni - Il contratto - I fatti illeciti e le altre fonti delle obbligazioni, a cura di, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014: part second: obligations.
For students wishing to achieve only 6 credits, Chapter 4 (La responsabilità patrimoniale e la garanzia del credito) is excluded.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The oral exam consists of an interview aimed at ascertaining the students' knowledge of the topics covered, their understanding, the acquisition of appropriate language, the ability to synthesize and rework.
IUS/01 - PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Ambrosoli Matteo
Educational website(s)
Friday - 10:30 am
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