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  • Teacher Angelo Riccio

  • Learning modules Rita Rolli (Modulo 1)
    Angelo Riccio (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 12

  • SSD IUS/01

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

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 5903)


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

Quality education Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The student deepens the fundamental Institutes of Private Law, with particular attention to the subject of obligations and contracts,in order to understand the mechanisms through which a right is obtained on the goods to others belonging or the right to the execution of services of others.

Course contents

Private law
Sources of private law
The application of private law
Legal subjects
The natural person and the legal person
Associations, foundations and committees
Personality rights
Assets and property
Ways of buying the property
Real rights over what others
The obligation

The fulfillment and non-fulfillment of obligations

The contract
Validity and invalidity of the contract
Effectiveness and ineffectiveness of the contract
The effects of the contract
Termination and termination of the contract
The criteria of conduct of the contractors and interpretation of the contract
Unlawful acts

Other acts or facts giving rise to obligation
Liability of the debtor and guarantee of the creditor
The circulation of credit and contract
Contract of sale
Lease agreement
Rental contract
Mandate contract
Loan contract
Loan contract
The family

The marriage relationship
Patrimonial relationships in the family
Succession due to death (succession by law and testamentary succession)
The donation
The tests
Prescription and forfeiture

Please note that the program for those who take the supplementary exam (up to 3 credits) is as follows:

Rolli, Private Law in Companies 4.0, Wolters Kluwer, 2021.

Exclusively the following parties:

- Chapter IV: Rights in rem

- Chapter V: The Contract

- Chapter VI: The unlawful act.

Exam methods: oral exam.






Francesco Galgano, Private Law, Cedam, Padua. Last edition, limited to the parts covered by the program;

For the preparation of the exam we recommend reading the following text, containing references to the judgments analyzed in the course:

R. Rolli, Private law in society 4.0, Cedam-Wolters Kluwer, II ed., 2021.

We also recommend that you consult the following texts:

Andrea Torrente, Piero Schlesinger, Manuale di diritto privato, Giuffrè, Milano, latest edition, limited to the parts covered by the program.

Salvatore Patti (a cura di), L'esame di diritto privato. Definitions and issues, Giappichelli, latest edition;

Salvatore Patti (edited by), Diritto Privato, Cedam, Padova, last edition, limited to the parts covered by the program;

Luigi Balestra, Introduction to contract law, second edition, Il Mulino, Bologna, limited to the parts covered by the program;

Michele Sesta, Manuale di diritto di famiglia, Cedam, Padova, latest edition, limited to the parts covered by the program;

It is also necessary to consult an unannounced civil code, of any publishing house, provided that the most recent edition.

Teaching methods

The courses of the first semester will be delivered according to the procedures described at the following Internet address:


Frontal lesson. Discussion of cases and judgments. The attendance of the lessons is functional to the learning of the method of study of private law and to the deepening, in the light of the most significant judgments, of the most relevant and current aspects of private law, subject to evaluation during the oral examination.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral test consisting of an oral question on the entire program of the course.

The evaluation will take into account the knowledge of the institutional profiles, the ability to make connections between the various parts of the program and to develop critical arguments, as well as the clarity of the exposition.

In parallel to the lessons, one or more exercises will be held in presence or online, lasting about 2 hours, consisting in the synthetic illustration of a topic by the teacher and in the administration to the students of an open-ended question, in the drafting by the students of a written text following the indications previously exposed (within the limits of time and according to the extension indicated by the person in charge of the exercise), finally in the self-correction by the students following a description by the teacher of the optimal methods and contents of carrying out the written answer, leaving the students space for questions, insights, request for verification on any errors committed.

Graduation thesis

The degree thesis is assigned by the teacher after an interview with the same. The degree thesis must be delivered to the teacher at least twenty days before the scheduled date for the deposit of the paper in the secretariat.

Teaching tools

During the course the most relevant materials examined during the lessons will be made available.

Students who, for reasons dependent on disabilities or specific learning disabilities (SLD), need compensatory tools will be able to communicate their needs to the Teacher in order to be addressed to the referents and agree on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Office hours

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