Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Lesson (65 hours)

There are no prerequisites. However, we suggest the contextual study of the sources of Italian and EU law, which students can acquire attending the course of Constitutional Law.

Final Examination: 

The assessment will be through an oral exam, with the final grade in thirtieth (30/30). In the first semester the exam will be held through the Microsoft Teams platform. The link to access the exam will be published on the e-learning platform of the course and students will also be invited by email via the esse3 system.
The assessment will take into account the knowledge of the rules, the ability to synthesize and systematically understand the subject and the suitability of the language.

Voto Finale

The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the knowledge of the Italian private law and in particular to its fundamental categories and rules. To this end, the course aims to enable students to learn a system of concepts and related terminology, also acquiring an understanding of the ratio and function of the rules. At the end of the course, students are called upon to demonstrate that they have: a) knowledge and mastery of the rules and principles of private law, allowing them to continue their studies with an adequate level of autonomy; b) ability to use legal language appropriately; c) ability to synthesize and link rules and civil code articles in relation to their specific effectiveness in application; d) ability to solve simple questions relating to the subject of private law.

The course of Private Law has as its object the fundamental notions and concepts of the Italian private law. The following topics will be covered: legal system and interpretation of the law; natural persons and legal entities; property, ownership and real rights; torts and civil liability; obligations and contracts; family; successions; protection of rights.

We suggest the study of P. TRIMARCHI, Institutions of private law, Milan, Giuffré, last available edition, with the exception of the eighth (credit titles) and twelfth (the company) sections.
Alternatively, A. Torrente - P. Schlesinger, Manuale di diritto privato, Milan, Giuffrè, latest edition available.
For the adoption of other manuals, please contact the professor.

We also recommend the study of U. CARNEVALI, Appunti di diritto privato, Cortina, Milan, last available edition.
It is essential to consult an updated edition of the Civil Code and complementary laws (for example, the edition edited by G. DE NOVA, Zanichelli, Bologna).
Other supplementary materials may be indicated during the lessons. On the e-learning platform the professor will upload the materials related to the course (power point presentations, case law, scholarly articles).


The course takes place over 65 hours in the first semester. Lessons will be delivered through frontal teaching via Microsoft Teams and through recorded lessons. During the lesson, the professor will show a power point presentation that will be uploaded to the e-learning platform of the course.
The classes include theoretical lessons with practical examples, aimed at allowing students to achieve awareness of the meaning of legal rules, their legal effects and the reasoning that governs them.

During the first semester Prof. Cenini will meet students through Microsoft Teams upon request of appointment to be sent to the address