30047 - INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM - MODULE 1
WBB - BIEF - BIEM
Course taught in English
- The key-concept of the Western legal tradition. Law. Principles and rules. Legal order.
- Civil law and common law. Legacy of Roman law. National laws and European law.
- The divide between private and public law. The sources.
- Hard law and soft law.
- Natural persons and legal entities.
- Torts and unjustified enrichment.
- Wills and inheritance.
Who passes through both written tests (i.e., gets 18/30 or above for each of them), shall register the final grade (i.e., the average between the two), unless she/he intends to waive the marks of both written test. In the latter case, an oral exam is to be taken and its mark shall be registered as the final grade, without regarding the written tests.
Who fails both written tests or one of them, shall take an oral exam, about the whole or, respectively, a half of the course. In the latter case, as final grade shall be registered the average between the mark of the written test passed through and that of the oral exam. In the former case, as final grade shall be registered the mark of the oral exam.
In any case, participation to a group assignment, consisting of a paper and an oral presentation, will grant students attending classes an increase of 2 out of 30.
For students not attending classes:
- G. IUDICA, P. ZATTI (ed. by A. SCARSO), Language and Rules of Italian private Law. An Introduction, Padua, latest edition.