Comparative Private Law (2021/2022)

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Learning outcomes

This course provides students with an introduction to comparative methodologies in the study of law, focusing on the distinction between the civil law and the common law legal tradition and on the process of unification of private law. Moreover, through the study of specific issues relevant to private business relationships (property, contract, torts, IP), it provides students with a comparative analysis of legal solutions found in different legal systems and in supranational uniform law instruments.
Upon completion of the course, students shall have acquired the ability to identify and analyze problems common to several national and transnational legal systems, to identify the different legal solutions available and measure similarities, differences and effectiveness, through critical thinking and personal analysis. Moreover, they shall have developed the abilities to arrange for solutions and use legal arguments, as required in subsequent years of study and in the exercise of professional activities related to the topics covered by the course.