SOME TOPICS OF COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW

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Code
64928
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (LAW)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections:
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Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

form of comparative legal systems

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of Part II is to complete students’ general knowledge on foreign legal orders – specifically – on Civil law jurisdictions. In Part II there will be also special focus on private law legal arrangements always in order to train professionals who are able to interact with lawyers from different legal orders.

Thanks to the focus on those specific subjects and to case law analysis, during the course, students shall extend their legal knowledge and their culture as well. They will acquire the ability to understand (and use) foreign legal sources.

At the end of this Part, students shall have understood the comparative method, shall have achieved a general knowledge of foreign legal systems and of those jurisdictions’ legal arrangements (those which were object of the course). Thanks to the understanding of brain patterns and legal rules very distant from our own, they shall also be able to critically assess the subjects of their studies.

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be taught mainly by lectures, also by the use of multimedia tolls and seminars. There will be also interactive classes whit the use of tools and methodologies in accordance with the Ateneo’s project for innovating teaching for year 2021/2022. Some issues may be subject of in-depth studying in seminars or conference run by scholars from other universities or even judges or lawyers, experts in the field.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part II shall be focused on the historical development of the law in continental Europe from the year 1.000 a.C. through the evolution of legal (and philosophical) studies leading Europe towards the XX century codification movement. There will be a special deepening on Code civil and BGB (French and German civil code). Part II will not be just about historical development, but there will be analysis of legal sources, legal thinking and (principals) legal arrangements of the countries object of the course.

Some specific topics (such as family law) shall be object of specific seminars.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attendance students

V. Varano – V. Barsotti, La tradizione giuridica occidentale, vol. I, Testo e materiali per un confronto civil law common law, 7° ed, Torino, 2021, cap. II e IV.

 

NOT attendance students

V. Varano – V. Barsotti, La tradizione giuridica occidentale, vol. I, Testo e materiali per un confronto civil law common law, 7° ed, Torino, 2021, cap. II e IV.

M. Lupoi, Sistemi giuridici comparati, Traccia di un corso, ESI, 2001, pp. 1- 172.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Office hours: wednesday 15.30 - 17.00. Please contact me by email at Francesca.Brunetta@unige.it; meetings may be also arranged in other days.        

Exam Board

FRANCESCA BRUNETTA D'USSEAUX (President)

UMBERTO DE MAGISTRIS

ELENA ANNA GRASSO (President Substitute)

ALESSANDRO CAPROTTI (Substitute)

MATTEO PATRONE (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be taught mainly by lectures, also by the use of multimedia tolls and seminars. There will be also interactive classes whit the use of tools and methodologies in accordance with the Ateneo’s project for innovating teaching for year 2021/2022. Some issues may be subject of in-depth studying in seminars or conference run by scholars from other universities or even judges or lawyers, experts in the field.

LESSONS START

II semester from February 14th to May 6th 2022

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Please, see the instructions given for tha main course (Diritto privato comparato A-L)

In order to take the exam, you must register for it (at least 5 days before the date) by following the online procedure.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The aim of the exam is to assess student knowledge of foreign legal orders' key elements. It is also to verify the achievement of a proper legal vocabulary and the ability to sort and understand sources of law.

There may also be essays and presentations made by willing students that will enable the examiners to evaluate students’ ability to orient themselves in legal areas (that were object of the course).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/12/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale
11/01/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
25/01/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
24/05/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
07/06/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
01/09/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale