01261 - Family Law

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  • Teacher Alessandra Spangaro

  • Learning modules Alessandra Spangaro (Modulo 1)
    Luigi Balestra (Modulo 2)
    Giacomo Oberto (Modulo 3)

  • Credits 7

  • SSD IUS/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 3)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

SDGs

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

Quality education Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The Course aims to achieve an analytical knowledge of Family Law's principles and of the leading decisions in case law, with particular regard to the emerging issues and to the most debated matters in judicial practice.

Course contents

- Family law in an historical prospective.

- Family law, Constitution and International law.

- The marriage.

- Personal relationships.

- Economic relationships.

- The dissolution of the marriage.

- The Economic consequences of the dissolution of the marriage.

- The other forms of relationships: civil partnership and cohabitation.

- Assisted reproductive Technologies.

- Adoption

- Tort

Readings/Bibliography

M. Sesta, Manuale di diritto di famiglia, Cedam, Padova, 2021

AND

L. Balestra, Business e sentimenti. Dinamiche societarie e realtà familiari, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020 (2 chapters of your choice)

For further legal references:

Nuovo codice della famiglia, Schemi e tabelle, a cura di Michele Sesta, Giuffré, Milano, 2018.

Teaching methods

Lessons will be held in the second semester in Bologna.

The course will be focused on the case law study.

The illustration of the topics will be accompanied by the projection of graphic slides and summary tables in Power Point.

Supporting materials (legal cases, legal texts) will be made available to students by the teacher.

Students who need compensatory tools for reasons of disability or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) shall communicate to the teacher their needs so as to be directed to the dedicated person and arrange on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Assessment methods

The attention will be focused on the skills to give a complete and accurate picture of the topics and to read the particular cases in the light of general principles as well as on the capacity to describe the cases explained in text and discussed during the lessons.

Students are allowed to take the Family Law examination only after having taken Private Law and Public Law.

The assessment of the interview will be carried out taking into consideration:

  • the knowledge of institutional profiles and the jurisprudential and doctrinal guidelines;
  • the ability to make connections between the different parts of the program;
  • the ability to develop critical arguments;
  • the exposure articulation;
  • the accuracy of the exposure.

The final evaluation will be graded considering the following criteria:

preparation on most of the topics of the exam program, but with limited analytical skills, such as to require the explanatory intervention of the teacher; correct language, but without technicality: 18-21;
preparation on the whole exam program, with autonomous analytical skills, even if not in depth, ccorrect language, but without technicality: 22-24;
preparation on the whole exam program, with autonomous and in-depth analytical skills, correct and sufficiently technical language: 25-27;
preparation on the whole exam program, with independent and in-depth analytical skills, good mastery of language of technical language: 28-29;
preparation on the whole exam program, with independent and in-depth analytical skills, excellent mastery of language of technical language: 30-30L

Registration for the final exam must be done using the Almaesami application.

Prerequisites

Students are allowed to take the Familyl Law examination only after having taken Private Law and Constitutional Law.

Teaching tools

Students which need compensatory tools for reasons of disability or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) will communicate to the teacher their needs so as to be directed to the dedicated person and arrange on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Spangaro

See the website of Luigi Balestra

See the website of Giacomo Oberto