Course unit partition: Cognomi M-Z

Academic year 2017/18
1° year of course - Annual
- Giovanni Francesco BASINI - Luca GHIDONI
Academic discipline
Diritto privato (IUS/01)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
97 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit partition: PRINCIPLES OF PRIVATE LAW

Learning objectives

The course is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Italian civil law.At the end of the training activity, the student should have acquired knowledge and skills related to the main issues and the most important issues of private law. In particular, it is expected that the student will be able to:
1. Know the legal rules contained in the Civil Code and in the main special laws, which concern the fundamental institutes; Remember the basic definitions; Understanding the concepts; Interpreting norms by systematic method (knowledge and understanding skills).
2. Apply the interpretations acquired to simple concrete cases, under the guidance of the Teacher (ability to apply knowledge and comprehension).
3. Know how to analyze elementary cases of reality through the process of interpretation of the fact and its legal qualification (autonomy of judgment).
4. Know to expose brief conclusions of your own concrete case analysis (communicative abilities).
5. Know how to evaluate alternative solutions to the concrete cases considered (learning ability).


The course is essential for all the other courses, apart from courses of sectors IUS/19 (Storia del diritto italiano), IUS/20 (Filosofia del diritto) and SECS/P01 (Economia politica).
No exam is a prerequisite to supporting the examination of Private Law Institutions.

Course unit content

The course of Institutions of Private Law is divided into five fundamental parts: the first focuses on the concept of legal order, the sources of law, the interpretation of norms and the structure of the legal relationship. The second concerns the subjects of law and the rights of the personality. The third is dedicated to the legal status of goods. The fourth focuses on the obligatory relationship, contract in general, typical contracts and the most common atypical contracts. Finally, the last part of the course is devoted to the main concepts of enterprise and society, the protection of rights, prescription and decay, advertising and transcription.

Full programme

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Is it necessary to design an updated manual. We recommend:
AA.VV., Manuale del diritto privato, a cura di S. Mazzamuto, Torino, Giappichelli (last edition), chapters 1 to 5 (excluding paragraph 9 of the fifth chapter) and chapters 12 to 26.

Teaching methods

Didactic activities will be conducted by alternating oral oral lessons, for a duration of 77 hours, in active learning mode, for a duration of 20 hours.
During the lessons, focusing on the deeper understanding of some institutes, the dialogue dialogue with the classroom will be privileged. In the classroom, the guided study of some jurisprudence and elementary cases will also be conducted.
It is recommended that all students also take a look at the Elly platform of any uploaded footage by the Teacher for further explanations of certain parts of the program. Exercises will be organized for a closer look at some of the topics studied during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation (vote on thirty) takes the form of an oral exam with at least three questions, with reference to the suggested texts and the parts indicated. The final examination aims at assessing whether the student has knowledge and understanding of the institutes dealt with during the lessons, as well as the ability to apply such knowledge to elementary concrete cases that are envisaged during the exam. The sufficient threshold is considered to be achieved when the student has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the institutes of the course and is able to implement the correct interactions between the various parts of the program. If this is not achieved, the exam will be considered inadequate. Voting of the oral test is communicated immediately at the end of the test.

Other information

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