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Diritto privato A e B - ENG

Prof. Eleonora Rajneri

Course Code:
Subject code: IUS01
8 ECTS – 64 hours
Location: Novara

Educational aims

The course is about the institutional foundations of Italian private law, taking into account the interventions of the European Union Law maker in the national legal system; the aim of the course is to provide students with adequate preparation in the basic legal private-sector and the conceptual tools necessary to interpret the law.

Content of the course

After a general introduction to civil law systems, the attention will be focused on the Italian legal system.
In particular, the analysis from both a legal and an economic perspective will concern Italian rules relating to:
- ownership and rights in property;
- the law of obligations;
- the law of contract;
- Consumer protection law;
- Warranties;
- Torts.




The attendance is optional.

Course Texts
Given that, for the purposes of adequate preparation, the notes taken in class are in no way substituting the study of a university book of private law, we recommend the following texts:
a) The latest edition to the choice of the Italian Civil Code and the Code of consumption.
b) A. TORRENT and P. SCHLESINGER, Manuale di diritto privato, Giuffrè, latest edition. The book is available in the library

For a more detailed analysis of the material is recommended as an alternative:
R. CALVO and A. CIATTI, Istituzioni di diritto civile, Volume I and the part concerning the subject of Law of Volume II, Giuffrè, 2011; The book is available in the library, I , II
P. Perlingieri, Manuale di diritto civile, Naples, Esi, latest edition. The book is available in the library

c) Text of exercises (optional): P. CENDON, L. GAUDINO, P. ZIVIZ, How to deal with and pass the exam of private law, Giuffrè, latest edition. The book is available in the library

Teaching methods

Lectures, analysis of case law and exercises of cases.


The examination shall be in writing and consists of five open-ended questions and a practical brief case to solve. The candidate who has passed the written word may, if he considers, undergo an oral examination; the score of the oral examination will mean that achieved with the writing.