Foundations of European private law (2014/2015)

Course code
4S01078
Name of lecturer
Tommaso Dalla Massara
Coordinator
Tommaso Dalla Massara
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° Periodo di lezioni dal Oct 1, 2014 al Dec 16, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The overall objective of the course is to help students implement critical and reconstructive skills when observing the most significant issues in the area of European contract law: the students will develop some intuition on how to approach and analyze legal issues in a perspective of continuity/discontinuity. A specific focus will be given to the importance of historical perspective, moving backwards in time starting from the most significant legal concepts of European private law, thereby discovering a common matrix of these concepts in Roman private law.
The specific content of the course is the study of pecuniary obligations arising ex contractu: in fact, under contractual law, the obligations to pay a sum of money are of crucial importance. Since ancient times, the money (a specific subject-matter of a dare performance) has adapted the whole system of non-performance of the contract, of interests, of protection against write-down, of adjustment of the amount of the benefit over time etc.
Lectures aim to enhance students’ juridical reasoning skills, stimulating comparison and debate on the topics dealt with during the lessons.

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