49122 - Contract Law

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  • Teacher Angelo Riccio

  • Credits 9

  • SSD IUS/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Legal Consultant in Business and Public Administration (cod. 9242)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


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

No poverty Quality education Gender equality Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student analyzes the role of contractual autonomy both in the preparation of the content of contracts and in the creation of atypical contracts. In particular, the student examines contractual models that are largely applied in the practice of business relations, also in order to learn the editorial technique.

Course contents

The Course aims to provide the student with an overall view of contract law in the global market, in light of the legal guidelines of the National and European Supreme Courts.

The Course will also allow the student to examine and contract models largely invasive in the practice of trade relations, with the practical purpose of learning the techniques of drafting typical and atypical contracts.

The Course will have not only a theoretical value, but also and above all practical and professionalizing, with classroom or distance exercises.

The end result of the Course is to allow the student to draw up contracts and to solve the many problems in the field of contact.

The following topics will be covered:

The contract in general and the different theories

Contract functions

Contractual autonomy and its limits

The contract that creates legal and artificial entities

The contract that creates financial goods and products

Contact as well and as a human right

The contract as an act and as a relationship

The essential requirements of the contract:

agreement, cause, object, shape

Accidental contract requirements:

term and condition

The effects of the contract

Disability: nullity and undobility

The objectivity of the exchange

The contractual balance

Contractual justice

The new contract law

The contract instead of the law

The contract instead of the administrative act

The contract instead of the judgment

Private contracts and public contracts

Contractual responsibilities

Pre-contractual responsibilities

Social Contact Responsibilities


Galgano, Civil Law Treaty, Vol. II, Last edition (only limited to the topics scheduled).

The following volume is recommended:

Balestra, Introduction to contract law, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2021.

Riccio, Eccessiva onerosità , in Commentary of the Civil Code Scialoja-Branca directed by Francesco Galgano, Zanichelli, 2010.

Teaching methods

The teaching will be divided into frontal or remote lessons. During the course, material that is being investigated, such as judgments on cases or topics of particular interest, will be distributed or indicated in order to encourage more student involvement.

The teaching will be provided in the following manner of the DSG's internet address: https://dsg.unibo.it/en/teaching/projects-and-teaching-methodologies/teaching-modes-at-dsg-on-i-semester-a-y-2021-2022

Assessment methods

The exam test aims to verify the knowledge of the subjects being taught and the lessons in front. The profit test will take place in an exclusively oral form.

Teaching tools

There will be drills and simulated causes.

Office hours

See the website of Angelo Riccio