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Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
- Giovanni Francesco BASINI
Academic discipline
Diritto privato (IUS/01)
Attività formative in ambiti disciplinari affini o integrativi a quelli di base e caratterizzanti, anche con riguardo alle culture di contesto e alla formazione interdisciplinare
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the training activity, the student should have acquired knowledge and skills relating to the main themes and the most important issues of family law. In particular, the student is expected to be able to:
1. Know the legal rules contained in the Civil Code and special laws, concerning the family and the family legal relationship, marriage, civil union and de facto cohabitation, filiation and adoption; understand the concepts of marriage, civil union, de facto cohabitation, filiation and adoption; read and understand a jurisprudential ruling; interpret the rules systematically, according to doctrinal and jurisprudential guidelines (knowledge and understanding).
2. Apply the interpretations acquired to concrete cases; to be able to carry out, through the techniques of legal argumentation, the resolution of practical cases, under the guidance of the teacher (ability to apply knowledge and understanding).
3. Knowing how to independently analyze, with a critical method, jurisprudential pronouncements and cases of reality, through the procedure of interpretation of the fact and its juridical qualification (autonomy of judgment).
4. Knowing how to publicly expose the conclusions of one's own analysis of the ruling or of the concrete case, adequately motivating them on the basis of the norms and interpretative orientations (communication skills).
5. Being able to connect the different topics covered with each other, with the basic and related disciplines; for attending students, being able to act also, possibly, in a context of collective case study; know how to evaluate alternative solutions to the various concrete cases (ability to learn)


In order to take the Family Law exam, it is necessary to have passed the exams of: Institutions of private law, Institutions of Roman law and Constitutional law.
For students enrolled in the first year starting from years prior to the academic year 2013/2014, in order to take the Family Law exam, it is necessary to have passed the exams of: Institutions of private law and Institutions of Roman law.

Course unit content

The course focuses on the monographic study of the discipline of family law.

Full programme

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Giovanni Bonilini, Manuale di diritto di famiglia, UTET, in the most recent edition

Teaching methods

The didactic activities will be conducted through oral lectures, for the duration of 36 hours. During the lessons, which focus, from time to time, on the in-depth study of some institutions in the field of family law, dialogue with the class will be privileged

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation, with a mark out of thirty, follows an oral test which includes at least three questions, with reference to the recommended texts and in the parts indicated. The final test aims to assess whether the student has knowledge and understanding of the institutions and has acquired the interpretative competence of jurisprudential rulings. The sufficiency threshold will be reached when the student has shown knowledge and understanding of the institutes, as well as minimum application skills in relation to the autonomous, critical and reasoned presentation of the jurisprudential rulings. Below these thresholds, the examination will be insufficient. The grade of the oral exam is communicated immediately at the end of the exam itself

Other information

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