Bachelors' degree in Business Administration and Management

Private law

Course code
Name of lecturers
Riccardo Omodei Sale', Stefano Gatti
Riccardo Omodei Sale'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
primo semestre (lauree) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will provide students with an overview of principles and rules that govern private relationships – with special attention on patrimonial aspects – in view of the development of skills necessary to address questions in the field of Private Law. During the course professor and students will also analyse some specific cases together focusing on legal terminology regarding Private Law. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to make use of the basic notions and rules that govern relationships between private individuals and entities, with particular attention to business relationships.


The methodology that will be applied consists of lectures, which will be largely based on the presentation of cases and legal questions and the identification of proper solutions.
Issues that will be covered include:
Private law in general - Personal status and relationships - Legal facts and legal acts - Physical persons and legal persons - Assets and rights in rem - Law of obligations - Contracts in general - Individual contracts - Consumer contracts - Non-contractual sources of obligations - Torts - Family law in general - Marriage - Parenthood - Wills and trusts - Donations - Enforcement of rights.

Books recommended (alternatively):
A. TRABUCCHI, Istituzioni di diritto civile, 49a ed., Wolters Kluwer CEDAM, 2019 (con esclusione delle parti dedicate alle procedure concorsuali [Capo IX, Sez. III], ai titoli di credito e alla circolazione dei valori mobiliari [Capo XII, Sez. IV], alla proprietà intellettuale e alla concorrenza [Capo XIII]);

A. TORRENTE – P. SCHLESINGER, Manuale di diritto privato, 24a ed., Giuffrè, 2019 (con esclusione delle parti dedicate ai titoli di credito, cambiale e assegni [Capitolo LI, Lett. D), Capitolo LII e Capitolo LIII], nonché all'impresa, alle società e alle procedure concorsuali [da Capitolo LVI a Capitolo LXIV]).

We also recommend the latest edition of a Civil Code which includes, in addition to the main civil laws, the texts of the Constitution and the Treaties of the European Union.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. TRABUCCHI Istituzioni di diritto civile (Edizione 49) Wolters Kluwer CEDAM 2019
CODICE CIVILE L'ultima edizione di un Codice civile con le principali leggi collegate 2021
TORRENTE A.-SCHLESINGER P. Manuale di diritto privato (Edizione 24) Giuffrè, Milano 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of 30 quiz with multiple choices. The grades are measured in thirtieths (0-30 scale). For each correct answer is assigned 1 point and for each incorrect or not given answer 0 points is assigned.

The written test can potentially cover all the topics included in the exam program.

The written test (45 minutes) is corrected immediately after delivery. Students who passed the written test with at least 26/30 are allowed to take an oral exam, which may improve or worsen the final grade.

No intermediate tests are planned.

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