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.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
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
Learning activities consist of 63 hours of lectures held by the Professor.
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.