International private and procedural law (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Francesca Ragno
Francesca Ragno
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 15, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to analyze and to take a closer look at the issues arising out cases having an international element, at the functioning of national, european and international private international law rules in force in Italy, as well as at the fundamental concepts and connecting factors relating to this field.


The course will cover the relevant legal sources, provide the students with the basic elements to be able to grasp problems arising out cases having an international element and to understand how the private international law rules need to be applied. In this regard particular attention will be devoted to the concepts of characterization, renvoi, mandatory rules, public policy and to the application and interpretation of foreign law. The various connecting factors and grounds of jurisdiction will also be the subject of a thorough analysis. When dealing with the aforementioned matters, the so called communitarization of private international law will be taken into account.

A part of this course will be specially devoted to the analysis of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation and to the Rome I Regulation.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mosconi, Campiglio Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. I: Parte generale e obbligazioni. Utet 2017 9788859815747
Ballarino, Ballarino, Pretelli Diritto internazionale privato italiano Cedam 2016 9788813359614
Barel, Armellini Diritto internazionale privato. Manuale breve. Giuffrè 2019 9788814211485

Assessment methods and criteria

1) For the students who have physically attended the course
Exam: Oral or written (free choice)
Exam materials: materials posted on the e-learning page of the course

2) For the students who haven't physically attended the course
Exam: Oral
Suggested handbooks:
a) B. Barel e S. Armellini, Diritto internazionale privato. Manuale breve, Milan, 2016
b) F. Mosconi e C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. I: Parte generale e obbligazioni, Milan, 2015
c) G. Conetti e S. Tonolo e F. Vismara, Manuale di diritto internazionale privato, Torino, 2015

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