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

Quality education Affordable and clean energy Sustainable cities Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to get a basic understanding of the legal instruments related to the civil and administrative law. The student is able to independently develop further higher level legal-institutional knowledge.

Course contents

- Introduction to private law and administrative law in the context of the legal system

- Sources of private law and administrative law

- Private law topics: natural and legal persons; ownership and property rights, condominium and possession; obligations and contract law; tort and civil liability; product safety and product liability

- Administrative law topics: areas of administrative function; administrative procedure; public contracts; regulatory instruments of local governance and environmental protection; safety at work; orientation to the study of building, urban planning and environmental protection (by national and local authorities) and of technical standards; focus on incentives and facilities for the ecological and anti-seismic retraining of buildings


The exam focuses primarily on topics explained during the lessons. Therefore, students' notes assume primary importance.

The teacher shares with the students all teaching materials used during the lessons. These materials, appropriately arranged and integrated in the light of the lectures, are sufficient for exam preparation.

Nevertheless, to integrate preparation and fill any gaps, it is possible to consult any manual of private law institutions and administrative law institutions (in the most recent edition available), taking care to select in the index - possibly with the assistance of the Teacher - the parts included in the program.

By way of example, the following texts are indicated:

- Francesco Galgano, Istituzioni di diritto privato, CEDAM, 2021

- Pietro Trimarchi, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Giuffrè, 2020

- Clarich, Manuale di diritto amministrativo, Il Mulino, 2021

- Vincenzo Cerulli Irelli, Lineamenti del diritto amministrativo, Giappichelli, 2021

Finally, it is advisable to consult, during the lessons, an updated civil code and an updated administrative code.

Teaching methods

The course combines lectures with written exercises and individual and group training activities, to allow students to progressively acquire their assessment, distributing workload and study-load over the entire duration of the course. Therefore, frequency is recommended.

Assessment methods

The final examination is carried out by interview. The evaluation takes into account all curricular activities (exercises, training activities) carried out by the student during the course.

Teaching tools

Lectures are supported through the use of slides and multimedia content, as well as through the sharing of teching materials and of training contributions made by students.

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