Comparative Private Law (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00332
Name of lecturer
Marco Torsello
Coordinator
Marco Torsello
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016, 2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016

Lesson timetable

2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Friday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Cipolla  
2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F from Mar 9, 2016  to Mar 21, 2016
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Not defined from Mar 8, 2016  to Mar 8, 2016
Friday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Cipolla  

Learning outcomes

This course aims at providing students with skills useful for a critical analysis of legal solutions adopted in different legal systems and in supranational uniform law instruments. This goal is pursued by introducing students to the use of comparative law and economic analysis of law, which are applied, in particular, to issues dealing with contract and business law.

Syllabus

The course is divided into two separate teaching units.
Teaching Unit I (18 hours, 3 credits): Comparative Legal Systems and Methodology of Comparative Law.
During the first Teaching Unit we will identify the object of comparative law and will focus on methodologies and goals of comparative law. Special attention will be paid to the law & economics approach to comparative law.
Teaching Unit II (36 hours, 6 credits): Comparative Law of Obligations
During the second Teaching Unit the analytical skills based on comparative law and economic analysis of law will be applied to review, from a comparative perspective, selected topics of the law of obligations, with emphasis on the law of international business transaction. The different solutions adopted in civil law and common law jurisdictions will be compared, among themselves and with those adopted in supranational uniform law instrument at the European and international level.
Please, note that classes for this course will be in English. However, students will be given the option to prepare the final exam on a textbook in Italian or one in English and to seat the final exam in Italian or in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be based on an oral discussion of the issues dealt with during the course and aims at verifying the level of understanding of those issues.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016