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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPM0013272, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SP1866, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
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Teacher in charge MANUELA MANTOVANI IUS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/01 Private Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: - Good knowledge of the italian Language (reading and understanding skills)
- Knowledge of the principal institutes of Private Law (expecially Family Law, Contract Law, Tort Law)
Target skills and knowledge: By the end of the course students are expected to understand the development of European private law;
- Gain knowledge of the main areas of private law involved by the armonization process;
- ability to deal with private law problems in the light of EU legislation;
- ability to evaluate private law disputes in comparative and European perspective
Examination methods: Oral speech. At the end of the course students will be (discussion of legal materials and papers produced by students during the class on a previously agreed topic)
Assessment criteria: see below
Course unit contents: see below
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. The idea of European Private Law:meanigs
2. Sources of European Private Law
3. Models of integretion: Harmonization, uniformation, unification of Law;
4. Language and Rules: towards a common Language for Europe;
5. Uniformation coming from EU Institutions: EUregulations and Directives direttive comunitarie; EU Court of Justice decisions;
6. Harmonization of Family Law: EU Regulation n.1347/2000/CE (c.d. Bruxelles II) e 2201/2003/CE (c.d. Bruxelles II bis), e n.1259/2010/UE;
7. Harmonization coming from Academic studies: the Commission on European Family Law;
8. Harmonization of Tort Law: the European Group on Tort Law;
9. The process of Harmonization and uniformation of Contract Law
10. EU Communications on Contract Law : the Aquis communautaire and the Action Plan for a Common frame of reference;
11. Academic Groups: lo Study Group on a European civil code and the Acquis Group;
12. The “Principles of European contract law” (PECL), Acquis Principles and “Draft Common frame of reference” (DCFR): a comparison among italian law;
13. The Feasibility Study on a European Contract Law for Consumers and Businesses;
14. Proposal for a regulation on a Common European Sales Law
15. EU Directive on Digital Single Market;
16. Harmonization experiments: formation of contract; precontractual duties;
17. Segue: Good Faith and Reasonebleness;
18. Segue: Ground for Invalidity
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Alpa, Diritto privato europeo (Cap. 1, 2, 9, 10). Milano: Giuffré, 2016. le pagine dei testi indicati per la preparazione dell'esame sono disponibili in fotocopia presso il Centro copie del Dipartimento Cerca nel catalogo