Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA
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Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
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Como - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
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Lesson (40 hours)

In order to attend the exam of Civil Law students must have already passed the exams of Private Law and Constitutional Law.
A good knowledge of the fundamental basis of Private Law is required.

The exam consists of an oral test focused on the whole content of the course . The oral test consists of an interview aimed at ascertaining the students’ knowledge of the subjects of the course, their understanding, the acquisition of appropriate language, the ability to synthesize and rework.

Voto Finale

Starting from academic year 2021-22 there will be two different classrooms and exams of Civil Law: Civil Law I for students attending the fourth academic year course and Civil Law II for students attending the fifth academic year.
The class rooms of both the courses will be held in the first semester, in order to ensure, with greater elasticity, the completeness of the training offer, but the students shall pass two different exams.
The aim of the course is to enable students to gain:
- excellent knowledge of two subjects among the most important of civil law (contract and obligations), deep comprehension of their general principles, ability to interpret them in the view of doctrine and jurisprudence;
- ability to rework the principles and rules being object of study and to apply such knowledge to specific cases;
- ability to interpret and systematically reading legislation; independent capacity to identify the ratio behind each law;
- the use of an appropriate legal language;
- a high level of learning ability which will enable them to continue their studies with a high level of autonomy

The course of Civil law Part I deals with obligations (art. 1173 – 1320 c.c.) and basic concepts and general principles of obligations law.
The course covers the following topics:
nature and content of obligations, “natural” obligations, time and place of performance, fulfillment and default of obligations, ways of extinguishing obligations; credit transfer and succession in debt; pecuniary debts and other types of debts; obligations with multiple debtors or creditors.
The case law on the fundamental issues in this matter will be examined, with discussion of practical cases and critical analysis of case law

1. Il rapporto obbligatorio, la prestazione, obbligazioni di mezzi e di risultato; la patrimonialità della prestazione
2. L’interesse nel rapporto obbligatorio, il dualismo delle parti, la promessa al pubblico, oneri reali e obbligazioni propter rem, interessi diffusi
3. Obbligazioni di dare
4. Obbligazioni di facere e praestare; obbligazioni alternative e con facoltà alternativa
5. Obbligazioni pecuniarie
6. Tempo e luogo di adempimento delle obbligazioni; termine e sue funzioni
7. Surrogazione di pagamento; Quietanza e annotazioni liberatorie
8. La cooperazione del creditore all’adempimento; mora del creditore;
9. La responsabilità del debitore per inadempimento, la mora debitoris ex re e ex persona; gli effetti della mora debitoris
10. Modi di estinzione delle obbligazioni diversi dallo adempimento
11. La cessione del credito
12. Obbligazioni naturali
13. Delegazione
14. Espromissione e Accollo
15. Le garanzie reali e personali

The following book is recommended:
P. GALLO, L'obbligazione, in Trattato di diritto civile, ed. Giappichelli (ultima edizione disponibile) ISBN 9788892119536.
It is also recommended P. Trimarchi, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Milano, Giuffrè, §§ 1-70; 108-274; 330-381.
An updated edition of the Civil Code and relevant laws is also requested.
Additional materials, information and updates will be available by consulting the E-learning platform.
The study of these materials must be considered mandatory and additional to the recommended handbook.


Learning activities consist of 40 hours of lectures held by the Professor.
During the course other speakers, selected from the professors of related subjects or professionals may be invited to support the professor.
Seminars and practical classes will be held, according to the arrangements and timetable which will be communicated by the Professor at the beginning of the course.
Due to the current measures to contain the Covid 19 epidemic, the lessons will take place in a virtual way. The lessons will also be recorded and published on the e-learning platform in order to allow students to listen again.

First lesson: will be held on September 20th, 2021
Lessons hours:
on Monday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm; on Tuesday form 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Due to the current measures to contain the Covid 19 epidemic, the lessons will take place also in a virtual way. The lessons will also be recorded and are available on the Teams chat. Students can therefore listen them again.

Faculty office hours:
Due to the current measures to contain the Covid 19 epidemic, students shall previously contact the Professor to make an appointment; the Professor remains available to students for reception on the microsoft teams platform, upon appointment to be made via email (maria.feola@uninsubria.it).