Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA VA
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (65 hours)

The course does not require prerequisites.

Final Examination: 

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

The aim of the course is to enable students to gain:
- knowledge of the fundamental institutions of private law and understanding of their general principles;
- ability to rework the principles and rules being object of study;
- 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 course deals with the fundamental concepts of private law. In particular, the course deals with: basic concepts and general principles; interpretation of law; individual and legal entities; goods; contracts; property; family law; inheritance law; protection of rights.

The following book is recommended:
P. TRIMARCHI, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Giuffré, Milano, most recent edition.
A. TORRENTE, Manuale di diritto privato, Giuffrè, Milano, most recent edition.
P. GALLO, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Giappichelli, Torino, 2021
In case you wish to use other university institutional manuals we recommend you contact one of the Professors.
For a complete preparation is also recommended U. CARNEVALI, Appunti di diritto privato, Cortina, Milano, most recent edition.
It is then necessary to consult a good updated edition of the Civil Code and relevant laws (for example the one commented by G. DE NOVA, Zanichelli, Bologna)
Additional materials, information and updates will be available by consulting the E-learning platform.


Learning activities consist of 65 hours of lectures (55 hours held by Professor Paolo Duvia; 10 hours held by Professor Geo Magri) during the first semester.
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 one of the professors by sending an email) or at the end of each lecture.