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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPM0013272, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SP1428, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track GOVERNANCE EUROPEA [001PD]
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
E-Learning website
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 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 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 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 involved in Presentation and discussion of legal materials and papers produced during the class on a previously agreed topic.

Presentations are usually made orally to the class on a prepared topic and may include the use of presentation aids such as PowerPoint, handouts
Assessment criteria: see above: "knowledge and skills to be acquired"
Course unit contents: 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; 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.
6 bis Data Protection in the EU:Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
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
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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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