Principles of contract law

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
The main focus of the course is analyzing the mainkey institutions of contract law from a comparative perspective. The language of the course is English.
In particular, the course will provide students

- the understanding of the general principles of international contracts, including: historical formation of the law of contract; role of consent; normative theories of contract law; the structure of the contract (from exchange to organizational contract); contract design and good faith; implied terms and interpretation; breach of contract; national and international trends of harmonizing contract law;
- ability to rework principles and rules of private law and to apply such knowledge to specific cases;
- ability to interpret legislation systematically; independent capacity to identify the ratio behind each rule;
- ability in applying the comparative method, in consideration of the divergences and convergences of the major European legal traditions.

Didactic Methods.
The course consists of 42 hours of lessons.
During the course, after a brief explanation by the professors, students will discuss each issue together. Students need to study materials before each lesson.

Suggested readings.
Lectures will be based on specific reading materials indicated prior to each lesson.

Course attendance.
The attendance of 70% of the classes is mandatory to pass the exam.

Faculty office hours.
Professor Marchetti will meet students at the Department of Private Law and Legal History on Friday at 2.30 p.m.
Professor Cerchia will meet students at the Department of Private Law and Legal History, upon agreement by email.
Primo semestre
Primo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
I corsi di Diritto Privato Comparato e Dir. Priv. Comp. Progredito inizieranno rispettivamente il 9 e il 10 ottobre 2019. Il modulo Diritto Privato Angloamericano dal 15 ottobre 2019 (martedì alle 12.30 aula 302)
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