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Updated A.Y. 2022-2023

The general goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the Italian private law within the European framework. The course is aimed at acquiring skills in interpreting and using sources in order to solve legal cases.

The course will be focused on the natural person, legal entities, obligation law, contract law and tort law.
Topics include:
• Legal rule and sources of law
• Interpretation of statutes   
• Legal facts and acts
• Natural person and legal entities
• Law of obligations: sources - structure - performance - default - liability.
• Law of contracts: enforceability of promises - notion of agreement - nominate and innominate contracts - requisites of the contract - contract formation: offer and acceptance - pre-contractual duty to inform - liability for breaking off negotiations – non-negotiated contracts - contract interpretation (construction) -  invalidity - termination –
• Law of torts: general provision of article 2043 c.c. - strict liability vs. negligence  - causation - compensation - damages - joint and several liability - vicarious liability - environmental liability - products liability.
• Security
• Sale of goods
• Lease and leasing
• Contract for work and services

The professor will use slides during the lesson and shall give some legal cases. Students will be involved in the solution of legal cases using brainstorming techniques.

G. IUDICA, P. ZATTI, Language and Rules of Italian Private Law. An Introduction, Edited by A.P. Scarso, Padua, 2012 (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Chapter 19).


G. Iudica, P. Zatti, Language and rules of Italiana Private Law, A brief textbook, edited by A. Scarso, Padua., 2020 (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 20, Chapter 21)

Written exam (three open questions and a legal case)