00532 - Institutes in Private Law

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  • Teacher Fabio Bravo

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics and business (cod. 9202)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Gender equality Reduced inequalities Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the fundamentals notions of Italian civil law, with special regard to goods and property, intellectual property, obligations, contracts, securities and torts, natural and legal persons, including business associations and cooperatives. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: understand the peculiarities of inter-private legal relations, in particular those of contractual nature; apply the store of knowledge thus acquired to a wide array of social and economic events, with a view to independently spot the most suitable remedy for the case.

Course contents

Course contents concern the following subjects: 1) fundamental notions and concepts of private law; 2) the sources of law (national law; EU Law; international law;  Unidroit Principles, PECL and soft law); 3) natural and legal persons (including business association and cooperatives, no-profit organizations) and fundamental rights (including data protection law); 4) goods, property and possess; 5) obligations and contracts; 6) torts and civil liability; 7) other sources of obligation; 8) debtor's liability, patrimonial consequences, guarantees; 9) assignment of claims, substitution of new debtor and transfer of contract; 10) prescription.


F. Galgano, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Wolters Kluwer - Cedam, Milano, 9th ed., 2019 (chapters 1-23; pages 1-374);

Different activity can be organized only for those students who effectively attend the course.


Teaching methods

Traditional lectures. Analysis and guided debates on controversial cases. Training exercises, simulations, seminars. 

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of (i) an oral tests or of (ii) a written and an oral tests. In this second case, the written test consists of 15 multiple choice questions in 20 minutes (or 10 questions in 15 minutes) and students must give at least 9 correct answers (or 6 correct answers, if the questions are 10) to be admitted to the oral test, which will determine the final score.
After the first half of classes, students can sit for a preliminary test, on the first part of the course contents (F. Galgano, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Wolters Kluwer Cedam, Milano, 2019, Chapters 1-3, 11-18).
Students who do not pass the preliminary test are expected to take a final exam based on the entire course program].

Teaching tools

1. computer, projector, keynotes, multimedia materials, internet and e-learning tools

2. case studies, models of different types of contract

Office hours

See the website of Fabio Bravo