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Course year 1
Teaching units Unit Istituzioni di diritto privato
Private Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Basic compulsory subjects SSD: IUS/01 CFU: 9
Teachers: Guido CORAPI, Pier Luigi GRANA
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Pier Luigi GRANA


At the end of the course, the student will achieve a method to research, understand and deeply analize private law. The student will also become able to deal with cases and decisions of the courts, becoming familiar with specialist articles.

Admission requirements

Good knowledge of the Italian language spoken and written.

Course contents

The program covers all matters covered by the Civil Code and the main complementary laws. The 9 CFU are distributed as follows:
1 CFU) Persons.
1 CFU) The right of ownership and other rights in property. Possession.
2 CFU) The law of obligations.
2 CFU) The law of contract.
1 CFU) Tort law.
1 CFU) Inheritance.
1 CFU) The protection of rights.
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 the student should purchase in an edition updated with all recent legislative innovations and key judgments of the Constitutional Court.

Teaching methods

Teaching will be provided in the second semester, in italian language, in presence with frontal lessons. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. Lectures, study of cases and tutorials. The teaching method involves the use of multimedia technology, in order to increase the level of attention and to implement student's learning ability.

Assessment methods

During the course there will be an intermediate assessment of the learning level. The intermediate test is reserved for students attending at least 2/3 of the lessons and will consist of 31 multiple choice questions. The outcome of the intermediate test will be purely indicative and not binding for the final valuation, which will be in oral form for all students. 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. Exams will take place on campus.

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 cases 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 legal discussion.
5. Learning skills and critical analysis, even through classroom exercises.
Thanks to a teaching method that emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach and to the direct and active involvement of the students, 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, Giuffrè, 2023, limitatamente ai seguenti Capitoli: da Cap. VI a Cap. X; da Cap. XIII a Cap. XXXVIII; Cap. LI (solamente sezioni A, B e C); da Cap. LIV a Cap. LV; da Cap. LXXIII a Cap. LXXXI.
Il testo consigliato è presente 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.