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single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 2
Teaching units Unit Istituzioni di diritto privato II
Private Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Basic compulsory subjects SSD: IUS/01 CFU: 9
Teachers: Antonio TULLIO
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Antonio TULLIO


At the end of the course, the student will learn a method to search - understand and analize law.

Admission requirements

Knowledge of the main institutions of private law.

Course contents

The course is devoted to the study of law of contarct and law of tort.
The 9 CFU are distributed as follows:
4 CFU) The law of contract;
2 CFU) Consumer contract and protection of the weaker contractor;
3 CFU) Tort law.
The contents per CFU is intended as purely indicative and subject to change in the light of feedback from students.
Essential tool to follow the course and prepare for the exam is the Civil Code, which you should purchase an edition updated with all recent legislative innovations and key judgments of the Constitutional Court.

Teaching methods

The course takes place in the second semester and will be offered on campus. Lectures, slide presentations and tutorials.The teaching method involves the use of multimedia technology, in order to increase the level of attention and implement student's learning ability.

Assessment methods

Final oral examination and periodic testing of the student's learning level. The exam consists in a conversation during about 30 minutes, structured in at least three questions. The learning evaluation criteria are: the knowledge acquired, the use of a specific technical language, the ability to relate the different topics, the ability to orient themselves in relation to sources of law. The lack of knowledge regarding a subject considered essential by the Commission could lead, in itself, the failure to pass the exam profit. The exams will be held according to the Academic Calendar; students are required to register for the exam through the esse3 portal.

Learning outcomes

The teaching method is designed to make the student achieve:
1. Knowledge and understanding. Attending the lectures, students acquire the knowledge of the essential topics, the correct methodology of study and the main doctrinal and jurisprudential guidelines.
2. Ability to apply the knowledge gained, even to actual cases.
During the course, students acquire the ability to use the sources of law and understand how to connect the single institutions.
3. Autonomy of assessment.
Through the acquired knowledge, students can autonomously understand and critically evaluate the main case and the guidelines of the doctrine.
4. Ability to communicate, through regular test of the level of learning.
Through critical discussion of the main institutions, students acquire new technical and linguistic skills and increase the skills necessary to hold a discussion in the legal sphere.
5. Learning skills and critical analysis, even through classroom exercises.
Thanks to a teaching method that emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach and the direct and active involvement of the student, students acquire a critical method of learning and a greater ability to make connections, developing familiarity with issues of technical and legal content.


A. TORRENTE- P. SCHLESINGER, Manuale di diritto privato, Milano, 2021, limitatamente ai seguenti Capitoli: da Cap. XXV a Cap. XL; Cap. LV.
in alternativa, per lo studio della disciplina del contratto:
F. MACARIO, Introduzione al diritto privato, Parte generale. Soggetti, obbligazioni, contratto, Bologna, 2021, limitatamente alla parte IV.
I testi consigliati sono presenti in Biblioteca Giuridica.
E' indispensabile un Codice civile aggiornato.
Si consiglia l'acquisto del Codice civile. Per la didattica e lo studio, a cura di R. Pucella, con il coordinamento di M. Foglia, Giappichelli, Torino, 2023.