The course aims to provide Students with the basic concepts of the Italian civil law system, with special focus on the influence of constitutional principles, on the growing role played by European Law, and by Case Law.
The first part of the course is intended to illustrate basic concepts: for example, the concept of Law, the essential characteristics of the legal rules, national and supranational sources of Italian Private Law, Private Law vs. Public Law.
The second part of the course focuses on subjects covered in the first three books of the Italian Civil Code: individual and family law, inheritance law, deeds of gift, goods, property law and rights in rem.
The last part of the course is dedicated to the subjects covered in the fourth and sixth books. Therefore, particular attention will be paid to the discipline of obligations, contract in general, tort liability and protection of rights.
The analysis of the legislation contained in the Italian Civil Code will be constantly integrated with the necessary references to European law and to the numerous "sector codes" (e.g. the Consumer Code).