The course deals with the fundamental concepts of private law.
The aim of the course is to enable students to gain: - knowledge of the fundamental institutions of private law and understanding of their general principles; - ability to rework the principles and rules being object of study and to apply such knowledge to specific cases; - ability to interpret and systematically reading legislation; independent capacity to identify the ratio behind each law; - the use of an appropriate legal language; - a level of learning ability which will enable them to continue their studies with a high level of autonomy.
Prerequisites The course does not require prerequisites. However, it would be appropriate the contextual study of the sources of Italian and Community Law, which can be acquired attending the course of Constitutional Law.
Course contents and programme The course deals with the fundamental concepts of private law. In particular, the course deals with: basic concepts and general principles; sources of law; interpretation of law; individual and legal entities; legal goods; obligations (basic knowledge); general rules on contracts; consumer relations; contracts.
Didactic Methods Learning activities consist of 60 hours of lectures held by the Professor. Seminars and practical classes will be held, according to the arrangements and timetable which will be communicated by the Professor at the beginning of the course.
Bibliography (for attending and non-attending students) The following books are recommended: - P. Trimarchi, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Milano, Giuffrè, §§ 1-70; 108-274; 330-381. - U. Carnevali, Appunti di diritto privato, Milano, Cortina, Chapters I, II, III, IV. In case you wish to use other university institutional manuals we recommend you contact the Professor. It is then necessary to consult a good updated edition of the Civil Code and relevant laws (for example: G. De Nova, Codice civile e leggi collegate, Bologna, Zanichelli). For a better learning of the subject and in order to verify the preparation by carrying out exercises, we recommend: P. Trimarchi, Esercizi di diritto privato, Milano, Giuffrè.
Assessment methods In order to be admitted to the oral examination it is preliminarily necessary to pass a written test consisting of multiple choice questions. Conditions of the written test will be submitted at the beginning of the course. The oral test consists of an interview aimed at ascertaining the students' knowledge of the subjects of the course, their understanding, the acquisition of appropriate language, the ability to synthesize and rework.
Other useful information Failure to pass the written exam will result in the student not being admitted to the oral examination of that exam session, but he will still have the possibility to try again the written test during the same session. Failure to pass the oral exam won't allow students to take the immediately following oral examination (except in the case that the period between the two exams is longer than one month). Passing the written test will remain effective for the entire session. Additional information and updates will be available by consulting the website of the Department and/or the possible Professor's Ariel site.
Faculty office hours Every Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm at Department of Private Law and Legal History.