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
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (60 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: 

Until the end of the Covid-19 emergency, due to the high number of students, the exam will be held on line, through a multiple-choice test, delivered via e-learning, with simultaneous access to the Microsoft Teams platform for video surveillance.

The test consists of 16 questions (15 plus one for summa cum laude) to be taken in 30 minutes.

The final mark is awarded on the basis of an overall assessment of the test, which takes into account not only the number of correct answers, but also the quality and relevance of each question, from the point of view of the ability to understand legal language, the rationale behind the rules, the function of legal institutions and the ability to reason logically in solving non-complex legal problems.

During the regular teaching period, the examination takes place in the classroom and consists of a written test aimed at verifying the student's knowledge of basic legal concepts and 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 will be able to:

- recognize the fundamental legal concepts and basic legal terminology

- 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.


Due to the health emergency and in order to apply the criteria of safety, prevention and protection, lectures will be delivered online (30 hours in Italian on the Microsoft Teams platform, according to the schedule of lessons).

The e-learning platform will also be used for an in-depth analysis of the issues dealt with during the lectures.

Office hours: according to the calendar published on the Department's website (Home page docente) or by appointment by contacting the teacher at the following email address: