Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (60 hours), Exercise (18 hours)

Although no special prerequisites are required, a previous, good knowledge of the sources of the Italian and European law is strongly recommended. Both can be acquired by attending the Public Law course or by taking the Public Law exam.

Final Examination: 

The examination consists of a written test at the end of the course, aimed at verifying the student's knowledge of basic legal concepts and basic legal terminology and the capacity for logical reasoning in the solution of legal problems of a non-complex nature.
The written test, which is held according to the examination sessions calendar, consists of a multiple-choice test of 30 questions, to be carried out without the help of the Civil Code or other legislative texts within one hour.
Each correct answer assigns 1 point; the minimum mark for passing the examination is 18/30. The results of the examination are expressed on thirtieth scale. Summa cum laude will be awarded against 30 points and the exact answer to two additional and optional questions.
No interim examinations are provided during the course.
Examination method and program are the same for attending and non-attending students.
Only regularly registered students will be admitted to the examination.

Voto Finale

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the principles and basic rules of Italian private law, with particular reference to those related to economic issues.
At the end of the course students should have acquired adequate knowledge of the fundamental legal concepts and basic legal terminology and the ability to identify and solve legal problems of a non-complex nature.

The course deals with the following subjects, (taken from the reference book's table of contents):

- Rights (9 hours)
The concept of "right" and other legal concepts - Legal acts and legal facts, effectiveness of legal acts- Goods and things - Circulation of rights and obligations

- Persons (9 hours)
Natural and legal persons - Natural persons – Organizations

- The right of ownership and property interests (12 hours)
The right of ownership in the Italian legal system - The right of ownership: actions, acquisition and protection - Property interests - Property interests and obligations - Public records - Possession.

- The law of obligations (9 hours)
The concept of obligation - Performance of obligation, termination of obligations other than performance – Modification of obligations - Effects of non-performance: default by the obligor – Security, means of guaranteeing credit

- The law of contract (18 hours)
The concept of contract – Contract formation, form of the contract - Agency - The elements of the contract - The law of contract - The legal effects and the binding force of contract – Effectiveness of the contract, freedom of contract and content of the contract – Void and voidable contract - Termination of contract and other remedies

- Sale (3 hours)

Examination method and program are the same for attending and non-attending students.

Reference book: Vincenzo Roppo, Diritto privato, linee essenziali, Giappichelli, Torino, latest edition, with reference to parts and chapters mentioned in the “Course Content “ section.

An updated edition of the Italian civil code is essential.

Materials (such as tests, legal cases) will be distributed during tutorials.


60 hour lecture course, in Italian, aimed at illustrating the main institutes of private law, with specific regard to the subjects most directly related to economic issues, accompanied by examples taken from practice.
Tutorials are provided for the acquisition and improvement of the students' logical-legal reasoning skills, also in view of the final test.

Office hours: after each lecture or according to the calendar published on the Department's website (Home page docente)