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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE02102039, 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
IF0314, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRIVATE COMPARATIVE 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

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/02 Comparative 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 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of Italian and English. Regular attendance at classes is highly recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing basic knowledge on Comparative Private Law and legal translation in order to enable students to understand and translate some English legal texts like acts and judicial decisions.
Examination methods: Written test. Depending on the circumstances, the exam session can consist of an oral assessment.
The possibility of an alternative exam will be granted only to those who have attended classes.
Assessment criteria: The possibility of an early exam session will be granted only to those who have attended classes.
Course unit contents: The course is divided into four parts:

- The concept and purposes of Comparative Law. The method of Comparative Law. The theory of Legal Formants, Legal Transplants, Uniform Law.

- Legal systems and models: critical-historical overview

- False friends and legal terminologies

- Case analysis and translation issues: lectures and commentaries on case law
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and seminars will be supported by multimedia tools, interdisciplinary seminars, interactive debate and individuals or groups items of work. As a requirement of this course you will need to select a topic for a term paper based on cases and materials provided on the e-learning platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the students are recommended to read carefully the files uploaded into the e-learning platform in order to better prepare the exam.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Nicola Brutti, Diritto privato comparato: letture interdisciplinari. Torino: Giappichelli, 2019. Parti prima e terza Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Art Based methods
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • 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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No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals