Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA VA
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
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Varese - 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 (part I and part II), i.e. 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.
At the end of the first part of the course (part I, IV year) only attending students may take a partial oral test on the program of this module. In the student's career, the grade of the civil law exam will in any case be uniform and will be recorded after having taken the exam in the fifth year.

Voto Finale

The course of Civil Law is divided into two parts, which deal with obligations (part I) and contract (part II). Both the parts of the course are provided in the first semester.
The aim of the course is to enable students to gain:
- deep knowledge of two subjects among the most important of civil law (contract and obligations), understanding 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 level of learning ability which will enable them to continue their studies with a high level of autonomy.

The second part of the course (Civil law – Part Two) deals with contract law. In particular, the course deals with: basic concepts and general principles; pre-contractual duties and formation of the contract; interpretation; effects; invalidities and remedies.

The following book is recommended:
V. ROPPO, Il contratto, in Trattato Iudica – Zatti, Milano, Giuffrè, ultima edizione disponibile.
R. SACCO – G. DE NOVA, Il contratto, volume X del Trattato di Diritto Privato diretto da P. Rescigno, UTET, ultima edizione disponibile; or R. SACCO – G. DE NOVA, Il contratto, Torino, Utet, ultima edizione disponibile.
For a good preparation on institutions and basic principles is also recommended a review of the insitutional manual of Private Law.
It is then necessary to consult a good updated edition of the Civil Code and relevant laws.
Additional materials, information and updates will be available by consulting the E-learning platform.


Learning activities consist of 40 hours of lectures held by 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.

By prior appointment (kindly contact the professor by sending an email) or at the end of each lecture.