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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[1/31]  LAW [31/00 - Ord. 2017]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 72


Thorough knowledge and understanding of contracts. The course will not only focus on the theoretical framework but it will also cover the main practical implications of contract law. Recent issues will be examined as well as traditional subject matters.
- Application of the acquired knowledge. Students will improve their ability to analyze legal problems and formulate solutions. The theoretical aspects of contract law will be covered also in view of their practical consequences.
- Analytical and critical approach. Students will be able to independently analyze and solve questions concerning controversial issues in the field of contract law.
- Communication skills. Upon completion of this course students will be able to convey legal concepts with proper terminology and to discuss legal issues in an articulate way.
- Learning ability. The course will provide students with the ability to examine contract law matters thanks to a solid understanding of the current interpretations by scholars and courts.


It is expected the prerequisities of private law exam, for the purpose of sustaining the examination test.

In order to be admitted to the exam in civil law, it is expected the prerequisities of the prerequisite of passing the exam of Private Law Institutions.


The subject of the course will be the Consumer Code.
The collection of EU consumer legislation will be analyzed in close systematic connection with the general discipline of contracts contained in the Civil Code.
The treatment will start from the necessary general conceptual premises that have led to the evolution of the system of sources of civil law, which sees the coexistence of the consumer code and the civil code.
Consumer law will be examined taking particular account of the European processes of construction of civil law in the European Union. In this respect, the analysis of European and national regulatory sources and jurisprudential rulings is fundamental. The issues of most interest will be developed with particular attention to the application of consumer principles, rights and protections.
The focus will be on the main aspects of consumer regulation, in both theoretical and practical terms. This importance will be highlighted by the emphasis placed on them during the course. Attention will be paid to the examination of specific practical-application issues, including through the examination of new sources of legislation, measures and recent judgements.
In particular, the course will focus on the following topics
1) The Consumer Code: nature,goals, area of application, relationship with the system of European Union and national sources;
2) Consumers, professionals and micro-enterprises;
3) Principles, rights and protection of consumers;
4) Education, information, business practices, advertising;
5) Relationships within the consumer rights;
6) Consumer contracts and unfair terms.
Within the Consumer Code, articles 1-39 will be examined in more detail.

Teaching Methods

The course will be divided into frontal lessons with critical reconstructive, historical and comparative methodology, seminars and exercises, through which the main institutions involved in consumer law will be examined. During the course, in particular, we will have particular attention to the remedial perspective of traditional and more innovative tutorials in the European mould.
The course includes 72 hours of frontal lessons with a critical reconstructive, historical and comparative method, together with seminars and exercises.
Lessons will ber provided mainly in person, integrated ad 2devoloped" with online strategies, in order to guarentee their fruition in an innovative ad inclusive way.
To meet specific teaching needs related to the epidemiological situation, it is
the possibility of live streaming lessons or recordings thereof available online.
Furthermore, the exercises can be carried out through forms of remote interaction with the
IT media available.

Verification of learning

The exam is oral.
Pre-examination is oral.
Tests will take place on the dates indicated in the calendar.
The tests may take place, individually and in groups, by means of written and oral interviews, even remotely using IT aids (Moodle, Teams, Skype,



Intermediate tests (preliminary examination: pp. 1- 284): November 2021 Second part of the exam (pp. 285-544) or Whole exam (pp. 1-544): December 2021, January and February 2021 Other text, awaiting printing, to be agreed with the profesor, G. Vettori, CONTRATTO E RIMEDI(part), CEDAM, Padua, 2017.

More Information

Prof. Carlo Pilia will recieve the students during lectures, interviews of pre-examinations, examinations and on request of appointment of students by email.
Dr. Andreea F. Piras Covaci ( gets the students on Wednesday from 16,00 to 18,00
Dr. Valentina Sportiello ( gets the students on Thursday from 16,00 to 18,00

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