Civil law II (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Mirko Faccioli
Mirko Faccioli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2021, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2021

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at improving the knowledge of Private law fundamental notions, with a special focus on the law of obligations, torts, contracts, time limits, burden of proof and recordation in land registries. During the course professor and students will also analyse some specific cases together. In this way, it will be possible to show how theoretical notions can be applied to resolve concrete legal issues and give legal advice.


During the course, there will be discussions of practical cases with active participation of students on the following subjects: law of obligations, torts, contracts, time limits, burden of proof and recordation in land registries.

Books recommended:
C.M. BIANCA, Diritto civile, vol. 3, Il contratto, 3a ed. Giuffrè, Milano, 2019, pp. 1-114, 139-272, 285-365, 373-515, 532-563;

and one of those:
C.M. BIANCA, Diritto civile, vol. 5, La responsabilità, 3a ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2021, Cap. IV e Capp. XII-XVII,
G. VISINTINI, Fatti illeciti. Fondamenti e sviluppi della responsabilità civile, Pacini Giuridica, Pisa, 2019, con esclusione dei Capitoli 1 e 4,
A. ZACCARIA, “Obligatio est iuris vinculum…”. Lineamenti di diritto delle obbligazioni, Torino, Giappichelli, 2015.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C. M. BIANCA Diritto civile, vol. 3, Il contratto (Edizione 3) Giuffrè - Milano 2019
C.M. BIANCA Diritto civile, vol. 5, "La responsabilità" (Edizione 3) Giuffrè - Milano 2021
A. ZACCARIA “Obligatio est iuris vinculum…”. Lineamenti di diritto delle obbligazioni Torino, Giappichelli 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The basic knowledge of Law of Obligation, Civil Liability, Contract Law, and Rights Protection Law is required to pass the exam. The oral exam is divided into two parts. The first part checks the knowledge of the main case law and legal doctrine regarding the textbook’s topics. The second part consists in the discussion of a judicial case among those carried out during the year, in the first and second teaching module. The judicial cases’ drafts - accompanied by the indication of the journal or the volume in which their solutions are published - or their synthetic development for didactic purposes will be published on the course website in e-learning mode at the end of each module. The knowledge of judicial cases is also mandatory for non-attending students. Judicial cases may vary significantly from year to year.