Private Law [Matricole dispari] (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Omodei Sale'
Riccardo Omodei Sale'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing the students to the knowledge of the fundamental concepts and legal rules governing relationships between individuals. The students will familiarize with the methodological tools that are needed to analyse and solve private law cases with success. The teaching will focus on the general part of private law, and on the laws of persons, subjective rights, obligations and corresponding sources, specific contracts, consumer contracts, family, goods and real rights, inher-itance, donations.


The Private Law in general – The subjective juridical situations – Juridical facts and acts - The subjects: natural person and legal entity – Goods and property rights – The obligation – The contract in general – Special contracts – Consumer contracts – Non-contractual obligations – Torts – The Family Law in general – Marriage – Parent-child relationship – The Law of Succession – Donations – Protection of rights.

Suggested readings

1) A. TRABUCCHI, Istituzioni di diritto civile, Padova, Cedam, 48a ed., 2017, (the entire volume with the exclusion of following parts: Capo IX, Sez. III; Capo XII, Sez. III; Capo XIII);


2) A. TORRENTE – P. SCHLESINGER, Manuale di diritto privato, 23a ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2017 (the entire volume with the exclusion of following parts: Capitolo XLVI, Capitolo LI sezione D), Capitolo LII, Capitolo LIIII, Capitolo LVI - Capitolo LXIV.

3) last edition of the Italian Civil Code. Some suggested editions are:
G. DE NOVA, Codice civile e leggi collegate, Zanichelli, Bologna
A. DI MAJO, Codice civile, Giuffrè, Milano
P. PERLINGIERI – B. TROISI, Codice civile e leggi collegate, ESI, Napoli
P. SCHLESINGER, Codice civile, CEDAM, Padova

4) exercises for the self-assessment:
F. RUSCELLO, Esercizi di Istituzioni di diritto privato, AMON, Padova 2015.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Francesco Ruscello Esercizi di Istituzioni di diritto privato Amon 2015
A. TRABUCCHI Istituzioni di diritto civile Cedam - Padova 2017
CODICE CIVILE L'ultima edizione di un Codice civile con le principali leggi collegate 2021
TORRENTE A.-SCHLESINGER P. Manuale di diritto privato (Edizione 24) Giuffrè, Milano 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam takes place in two parts. The first part consists of a pre-assessment test with multiple-choice questions, designed to verify the mastery of the basic notions of private law by the student. The second part, in the form of an interview, provides for the theoretical and practical knowledge of the institutes covered by the program.

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