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Course unit
EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW: PRINCIPLES AND CASES
GIP9088020, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW: PRINCIPLES AND CASES
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/giurisprudenza/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-GI0270-000ZZ-2019-GIP9088020-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 ABATANGELO CHIARA (Presidente)
BREDARIOL EVA (Membro Effettivo)
SANDEI CLAUDIA (Membro Effettivo)
BRUSA BEATRICE (Supplente)
MARCHETTI GIOVANNA (Supplente)
ZANELLATO ANDREA (Supplente)

Syllabus
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: Diritto Privato 1 and 2.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing a systematic analysis of European Contract Law.
Examination methods: The examination consists of an oral test. Questions will be asked on the subjects specified in the 'contents' section.
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 course focuses on the main issues of European contract law: - principles and sources of European contract law;
- the notion of contract;
- offer and acceptance;
- the right of withdrawal;
- general conditions;
- the battle of the forms;
- good faith, pre-contractual duties and unfair contractual terms;
- defects of consent;
- performance;
- damages for non-performance;
- termination of the contract;
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and discussion of the most relevant case law.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The handbook in the " reference texts " section and the materials uploaded on moodle, have to be studied as follows:

- principles and sources of European contract law (Smits, chapters 1-2, pp. 3-36; materials on moodle: Beale- Fauvarque-Cosson, Rutgers, Vogenauer, Contract Law, Hart Publishing, 3°ed., 2019: chapter 3, pp. 53-75)
- the notion of contract, offer and acceptance (Smits, chapter 3, pp. 41-62)
- the “battle of forms” (Smits, box 3.3., p. 57; materials on moodle: Beale etc.: point 8.3.C.2, pp. 267-276)
- the right of withdrawal (Smits, box 6.2, pp. 114)
- good faith, pre-contractual duties and unfair contract terms, general conditions (Smits, chapter 8, pp. 136-154);
- defects of consent (Smits, chapter 9, pp. 159-176);
- performance (Smits, chapter 11, pp.193-208);
- damages for non-performance (Smits, chapter 12, pp. 209-228)
- termination of the contract (Smits, chapter 13, pp. 229-240)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Smits, Contract Law. A comparative introduction. --: Edward Elgar, 2017. 2° ed. Cerca nel catalogo