An introduction to italian private law in a comparative perspective

A.A. 2017/2018
Insegnamento per
6
Crediti massimi
42
Ore totali
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The course is devoted to the study of the principles and the rules of Italian private law under a comparative law perspective. The course will be held in English.
Specifically, the course will provide students for:
- knowledge of the fundamental institutions of the private law and understanding of their general principles;
- ability to rework principles and rules of the private law and ability to apply such knowledge to specific cases;
- ability to systematically read and interpret legislation; autonomous capability to identify the ratio behind each rule;
- ability to effectively communicate and discuss in English over topics of Italian private law.
- ability to apply the comparative method, in consideration of the divergences and convergences of major European legal traditions.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The course focuses on the fundamental features of Italian private law, under a comparative law perspective. In particular, the course will consider the following specific topics: sources of law and legal formants; "individuals" (natural persons) and "collective entities" (legal persons); family; succession; property, ownership and possession; contracts in general and nominate contracts; torts.
Informazioni sul programma
Other useful information
The website of the course is available at http://ariel.unimi.it/User/Default.aspx. Username and password are those of unimi webmail (name.surname@studenti.unimi.it). Students may find further information, materials and updates concerning the course.

Faculty office hours
Professor Cerchia receives students at the Department of Private Law and Legal History, by e-mail appointment.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
In order to take the exam, students must have already successfully passed the following exams: Istituzioni di diritto privato I, Istituzioni di Diritto Privato II and Diritto Costituzionale. Exceptionally, students who have not already passed the abovementioned exams, may be allowed to attend the course and take the exam afterwards. Erasmus students do not have to meet these prerequisites.

Exam For attending students, the exam will consist of a written test, or of an oral interview on the topics discussed during the course, or of a power point presentation of a specific case.

Exams will be held in English.
Metodi didattici
The course consists of 45 hours of lessons.
A certain number of hours will be devoted to introductory lessons given by the Professor. The rest will be left to discussion of specific cases (moot courts model), oral arguments on specific topics and discussion of legal documents.

During the course, students will be asked to submit a specific case to the class, or else, to make oral arguments on specific topics upon request of the Professor.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
M. Cenini - R.E. Cerchia, Cases and materials in Italian Private Law, Milano, Giuffrè, 2016.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
In order to take the exam, students must have already successfully passed the following exams: Istituzioni di diritto privato I, Istituzioni di Diritto Privato II and Diritto Costituzionale. Exceptionally, students who have not already passed the abovementioned exams, may be allowed to attend the course and take the exam afterwards. Erasmus students do not have to meet these prerequisites.

For non-attending students, the exam will consist of an oral interview aimed at ascertaining the student knowledge of the topics of the course, the understanding, the acquisition of an appropriate language, the ability to synthesize and rework general principles and rules.

Exams will be held in English.
Periodo
Primo semestre
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
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)
Dipartimento di diritto privato e storia del diritto