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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6074738, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SU2294, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRIVATE LAW
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 NICOLA BRUTTI IUS/02
Other lecturers ARIANNA FUSARO IUS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/01 Private Law 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BRUTTI NICOLA (Presidente)
FUSARO ARIANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of Italian. Regular attendance at lessons is deemed as relevant.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will provide students with the basic skills that are necessary in order to gain:
- comprehension and appropriate use of legal language;
- knowledge of principles and of criteria used in the resolution of conflicts among private interests;
- ability to comprehension of the most important private law texts (Constitution, Civil Code,main statutes)
- ability in the field of private law
-links to private comparative law issues with specific reference to translation studies and multicultural societies
Examination methods: Written test. The exam consists of 8 questions, 5 open-ended and 3 multiple-choice. The possibility of an alternative exam will be granted only to those who have attended classes.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation considers not only the right answers but also the use of right legal language and the seriousness of the mistakes.
Course unit contents: First part
First part
Introduction. General principles of private law
Sources of law. Sources of private law
Persons and organizations
Property, rights in property and possession
The law of obligations
The law of contract
Civil liability

Second part
Introduction to private comparative law
Interdisciplinary approach: legal translation, private comparative law, economic analysis of law
Case analysis: rights of personality, public goods, property, obligations, contracts, civil liability, family law.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Attendance at lectures is strongly suggested. Lessons will take place with constant reference to case studies.
Teachers also use slides, which are loaded on moodle.
The interaction between professor and students with answer and questions is deemed as an integral part of teaching methodology.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The student must use a civil code to study private law. The study program doesn't include corporate law.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Paolo Zatti, Arianna Fusaro, Diritto privato. Corso istituzionale. Milanofiori Assago: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nicola Brutti, Diritto privato comparato: letture interdisciplinari. Torino: Giappichelli, 2019. Parte I (Capp. da 1 a 9 incluso); Parte III (tutta).

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Concept maps
  • Art Based methods
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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