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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30431 - LAW - MODULE 2 (PRIVATE LAW)


WBB
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 24 - 26

WBB (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  IUS/01)
Course Director:
PIETRO SIRENA

Classes: 24 (II sem.) - 26 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 24: ALESSANDRO PIETRO SCARSO, Class 26: FEDERICO MOTTOLA LUCANO


Course Objectives
The first part of the course provides a general introduction to the study of law, starting with the basic concepts of jurisprudence. The expected goal thereof is that students become acquainted with the economic and political dimension of law, understanding it as the level playing field of any social relation, both at the domestic and the international level.
Particularly, the course deals with some of the essential rules applicable to economic activities, focusing on the interaction between party autonomy and market regulation in business transactions. The expected goal thereof is that students learn to tackle and discuss legal problems and have a good command of terminology of private law.
In the final part of the course, small groups of attending students are given an assignment. The expected goal thereof is to drill students in the drafting of contracts and legal opinions.

Course Content Summary
General part.
  • Law and economics.
  • Law and the state.
  • National and international (private) law.
  • Rules, principles, (families of) legal systems.
  • Civil law and common law.
  • European law.
  • Private and public law.
  • Sources of law.
  • Soft law and trends of supranational law: Principles of European Contract law (PECL), Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR), UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC).
Special part.
  • Natural persons and legal entities.
  • Contracts.
  • Consumer protection.
  • Torts and unjustified enrichment.
  • Property.
  • Remedies and settling of disputes.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Attending and non-attending students mast take two partial exams (the first is mid-term, the other final), each of them consisting of 27 multiple choice questions and 2 open ended questions. The candidates are requested to give the one most appropriate answer, which corresponds to 1/30 for each multiple choice question and up to 2/30 for each open ended question. No penalty is foreseen for wrong or incomplete answers.
The registered grade is the average between the marks of the two written tests. For students, who actively participate to classes, including group assignments, the average is increased up to 3/30.
Students failing to pass either of the two partial exams have to take a general exam, consisting of 27 multiple choice questions and 2 open ended questions. The candidates are requested to give the one most appropriate answer, which corresponds to 1/30 for each multiple choice question and up to 2/30 for each open ended question. No penalty is foreseen for wrong or incomplete answers.
For attending students, questions deal with the textbook, as well as with the teaching material uploaded in the e-learning area and discussed in class. For non-attending students, questions deal with the textbook.

Textbooks
  • P. SIRENA, Introduction to the legal system – private law, Bologna, 2018.
Alternatively
  • G. IUDICA, P. ZATTI (ed. by A. SCARSO), Language and Rules of Italian private Law. An Introduction, Padua, latest edition.
  • Materials are delivered during classes and made available in the e-learning area of the Bocconi portal. Lectures are recommended .
Last change 14/06/2017 12:02