PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

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Code
99066
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/13
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Classes deepen some of the topics dealt with in the thid-year classes of International law.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The rules on the conflict of laws: general issues; problems arising from “renvoi”, foreign law’s knowledge, public policy, mandatory rules, etc.; the recent EU Regulations on the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations, and to family matters; the rules on jurisdiction and on the enforcement of foreign judgments; the Italian rules of Law of 31 May 1995 No 128 and its recent amendments.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will give students knowldege in free movement of judgments, international jurisdiction, applicable law to cross-border cases. Students will comprehend i) principles and main rules of private international law, in particular related to the domestic act of PIL; ii) limits to domestic jurisdiction in light of EU and international law; iii) functioning of conflict of laws rules to determine the applicable law; iv) recognition of foreign judgments. Particualr attention will be given to the residual scope of application of domestic provisions of private international law following the adoption of numerous EU Regulations.

Knowledge acquired by students will allow them to better fit international professional arenas. The subject is also foreseen in the diplomatic carreer access exam.

Teaching methods

Frontal classes with text and case law material analysis (uploaded on aulaweb). Seminars might take place during classes with the teacher with experts of the subject matter.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PIL terminology

Scope of application of the Italian PIL act

EU intervention in PIL after the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997

Scope of Italian jurisdiction in light of domestic, EU and international law

Coordination ofn EU law and domestic law

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students attending classes 
Notes and materials on aulaweb can be integrated with B. Barel - S. Armellini, Manuale breve di diritto internazionale privato, Giuffrè, Milano, ed. 2018 o 2019, Cap. I, II, III, IX. During classes a monographic topic will be treated. .

Students non attending classesB. Barel - S. Armellini, Manuale breve di diritto internazionale privato, Giuffrè, Milano, ed. 2018 o 2019, Cap. I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.00 a.m., Department of Political Sciences (Albergo dei Poveri, Torre Ovest, second floor at the level of the Library)

Exam Board

ILARIA QUEIROLO (President)

PIETRO SANNA

MATTEO SOMMELLA

GIOVANNI SCIACCALUGA

FRANCESCO PESCE

MARIA ELENA DE MAESTRI

STEFANO DOMINELLI

FRANCESCA MAOLI

LAURA CARPANETO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal classes with text and case law material analysis (uploaded on aulaweb). Seminars might take place during classes with the teacher with experts of the subject matter.

LESSONS START

See official calendar

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral, and held in Italian. It usually consists of 3 questions on topics of the programme. To give the exam, the student must enroll to the exam session via the internet portal. 

To students taking part to 2/3 of classes, it is given the possibility to give a written test at the end of the course, which consists of open-choice questions.

Assessment methods

The exam will verify the acquisition of competences, legal reasoning and thinking, as well as the acquisition of proper legal terminology.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
28/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale