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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


The course aims at acquiring the student:
A) Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course, the student will have acquired the knowledge about the sistem of private law and will be able to understand legal principles and rules applicable.
B) Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension: the student will be able to apply the legal knowledge acquired and will provide analysis and solutions to the various legal issues and concrete cases related to the private law.
C) Making judgment: the student will be able to form an independent and critical judgement on possibile legal solutions of the more problematic issues and to formulate, on the basis of the acquired knowledge, appropriate judgments in the analysis of legal issues of private law.
D) Communication skills: the student will acquire the ability to communicate correctly and appropriately the acquired knowledge in written and oral form.
E) Learning skills: the student will acquire a learning method that will allow him to orientate himself in the complex system of private law, and will be able to continuously update and study in deep the many topics on private law.


The fundamental and basic knowledges of the theme will be given, without any special legal knowledge or specific prerequisites required for students.
No esamination is considered preparatory to this course.


- Introduction of private law
- Sources of private law.
- Juridical facts and legal influence. Legal relationship
- Subjects
- Personality rights
- Property rights, real rights and possessory situations
- Obligations
- Contracts
- Types of contracts.
- Tort law
- Protection of the rights.

Teaching Methods

The course will consist of lectures, supplemented by teaching material pre-recorded by the teacher.
The lectures are designed to facilitate the understanding of the subject, by explaining its basic concepts and offering the main methodological tools to assimilate them. The teaching methods aim at fostering learning by presenting the topics in a way that takes their inseparable logical and systematic relationships into account. In order to enable students to achieve an adequate awareness of their level of preparation, periodic self-assessment questionnaires will be handed out during the lectures.

Further teaching activities carried out by the professor and his collaborators, aimed at facilitating the preparation of the exam (weekly reception shifts).

During the weekly reception shifts, the teacher is available to provide clarifications on the topics covered by the program, and to periodically check the progress of the preparation of the students.

Verification of learning

Oral examination. The oral exam consist of questions about private law, aimed at testing knowledge of the whole program.
Students must prove to have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities indicated in the "objectives" section, with particular reference to the knowledge of the program, the ability to apply them to concrete cases, and also precision in legal language.

The examination results shall be expressed in thirtieths.
The final mark is determined based on the following criteria:
a) knowledge of the topics covered by the course;
b) logic in the explaining the contents;
c) precision in legal language.

In order to pass the exam (score 18/30), students must prove to have acquired sufficient knowledge of the topics covered by the course, and also sufficient ability to use legal language.
To achieve a score of 30/30 cum laude, students must prove to have acquired excellent knowledge of the topics covered during the course, and also to have critical thinking skills and precision in legal language.


Recomended texts.
Students are free to choose any of the following textbooks:

- C. Cicero, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Le Monnier.

- V. Roppo, Diritto privato, Linee essenziali, Giappichelli.

The use of an updated civil code and the knowledge of the main complementary legislation is also recommended.

More Information

Prof. Luca Sitzia will be available for students in Oristano after lectures and examinations, during all the academis year.
Other meetings and interviews can be arranged by request of students on email:

Questionnaire and social

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