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GIP6077298, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW (Ord. 2017)
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CHIARA ABATANGELO IUS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/01 Private Law 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 07/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova 11/10/2018 30/09/2019 ABATANGELO CHIARA (Presidente)
BREDARIOL EVA (Membro Effettivo)
SANDEI CLAUDIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of the sources' system of European Law is required.
Good English skills (from intermediate – CEFR: B1) are also required.

In order to have access to the exam of European Contract Law, Italian Students are required to have passed the following exams: Istituzioni di Diritto Privato 1 and 2.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing a systematic analysis of European Contract Law.
Examination methods: For those who have actively attended the course (almost 40 hours), the exame will consist exclusevely in the discussion of a PP presentation made by the student, on one of the following general topics: 1) sharing economy; 2) franchising and international distribution agreements; 3) construction contract; 4) relational contracts; 5) ODR; 6) mass contracting

For non-attending students: oral examination consisting of questions on the subjects indicated under paragraph “Course programme”. The subject that non-attending Students should study will be more detailed during the course (see moodle-page).
Assessment criteria: The assessment procedure aims to check the acquisition 1) of an appropriate terminology; 2) of the knowledge of the basic rules of European Contract Law, also relating to its practical application
Course unit contents: The first part of the course will deal with the sources and principles of European Contract Law and with the relationships between EU Law and the legislation of Member States, the focus being on harmonisation of national laws.

The second part of the course will address specific issues relating to the formation of the contract and its effects, as well as to the performance and the remedies in case of non-performance.

The last part of the course will tackle with two subjects: 1) the so-called “sharing economy”; 2) and the franchising agreement in the frame of relational contracts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and discussion of the most relevant case law and contracts
Additional notes about suggested reading: Non-attending students can study the subjects required in:

Abatangelo/Secco/Pisani/Zuffi, Reti tra imprese: top down o bottom up?, Pacini 2016, with regards to franchising and network-contract clauses.

Smits, Contract Law, A comparative introduction, Edward Elgar 2014
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Abatangelo, Secco, Pisani, Zuffi, Reti tra imprese: top down o bottom up?. Pisa: Pacini, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Smits, Contract Law. A comparative introduction. --: Edward Elgar, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment