Civil law (advanced) (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Mirko Faccioli
Mirko Faccioli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2021 dal Feb 15, 2021 al Mar 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

By providing an in-depth study of the legal institutes already covered in the course Private Law, the course intends to provide students with the ability to face and solve legal issues (even if complex and / or new) on civil liability, also providing them with the knowledge required to identify and accurately apply the legal sources and arguments (both scholars’ opinions and case law) relevant to this field of the law.


The course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the Italian Law of contractual liability, with particular attention to the issue of medical liability. The following topics will in particular be dealt with: contractual liability (with particular attention to the field of liability in the health sector); remedies other than compensation for damages; contractual remedies; termination of the contract.

Books recommended:
1) C.M. Bianca, Diritto civile, vol. 5, La responsabilità, 3a ed., Giuffrè, Milano, 2021, par. 1-41 and 98-174;
2) M. Faccioli, Prime osservazioni sui profili civilistici della nuova disciplina della responsabilità sanitaria di cui alla l. 8 marzo 2017, n. 24 (c.d. “Legge Gelli-Bianco”) (e-learning).
3) C. Scognamiglio, La responsabilità sanitaria nel nuovo "diritto vigente": problemi e prospettive (e-learning).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C.M. BIANCA Diritto civile, vol. 5, "La responsabilità" (Edizione 3) Giuffrè - Milano 2021

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be in Italian (2 questions) and consists of an oral interview. The oral exam has the following goals: Level and depth of study and understanding; Language properties; Capacity to connect systematically the understanding; Analitycal and arguing ability.

Evaluation runs on a scale from 0 to 30 (successful completion of the examination starts from 18). The candidate which demonstrates an excellent preparation and exposition could achieve the recognition of the laude.