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First Semester 
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Lingua Insegnamento

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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[1/31]  LAW [31/00 - Ord. 2017]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 48


- Thorough knowledge and understanding: the course aims to provide an insight of the main institutions of Italian Family Law. Moreover, it seeks to analyse the most relevant issues raised by Court's decisions and to examine the evolution of this branch of law, also in the light of the recent reforms.
- Application of the acquired knowledge: students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems related to family law.
- Analytical and critical approach: case law analysis will allow students to independently assess complex legal questions and express informed opinion on the matter.
- 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 update the acquired knowledge and develop them independently.


Students are required to pass the exam of Private Law in order to take the exam of Family Law.


he following topics will be covered:

- Fundamental principles, problems and evolution of family law
- Marriage, non-marital cohabitation, civil unions
- Non-economic effects of spousal relations
- Economic effects upon spousal relations
- Void and voidable marriages, separation and divorce
- Filiation, adoption.
Specific attention will be given to filiation, separation and divorce reforms, as well as to civil unions and de facto family law, and to decisions of the Constitutional Court and of the Court of Cassation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching will be provided in presence. Lessons can be integrated with audiovisual materials and streaming.
Teaching Methods
- Lectures given by the Professor (32/36 hours)

- Seminars and workshops (16/12 hours): interactive classes based on case law materials and practical cases, in which students are encouraged to actively participate.
Self-assessment: self-assessment questionnaires will be hand out periodically for students to evaluate their progress.
In order to assimilate certain concepts more easily, the presentation of some topics will be sometimes accompanied by the projection of Power Point slides.

Verification of learning

Oral examination.
It means test the achievement of course objectives.
Attendance at classes and workshops will be taken into account. Students who participate actively in workshops will be exempt from studying parts of the program.

Grading system and final marking criteria:

• Exam failure: insufficient knowledge of the subject, fundamental errors of understanding of key principles;
• 18 to 21: basic understanding of the main topics despite some gaps in argumentation;
• 22 to 24: satisfactory knowledge of the topics despite lack of depth;
• 25 to 27: good knowledge, correct use of technical terminology;
• 28 to 30: in-depth knowledge of the subject, accurate use of technical terminology, arguments are consistently well constructed;
• 30 cum laude: excellent knowledge of the subject, the topics are brilliantly covered and supported by arguments and analysis.


T. Auletta, Diritto di famiglia, Torino, 2022, except:
Ch. II, § 2.8, 2.9, 2.10;
Ch. III, § 3.6;
Ch. V, § 5.8, 5.9
Ch. VI, § 6.6, 6.7;
Ch. VII, § 7.3;
Ch. VIII, § 8.10;
Ch. IX;
Ch. X;
Ch. XII, § 12.7;
Ch. XIII, § 13.7, 13.8, 13.9, 13.10.
Alternatively: M. Sesta, Manuale di diritto di famiglia, Padova, 2021, except: ch. I; cap. I, § 9, 11, 12; ch. IV, § 8, 9; ch. VIII, § 17, 18, 19; ch. XIII, § 2, 3, 4.
Alternatively: G. Ferrando, Diritto di famiglia, Bologna, 2020, except: Chapter 1, § 3, 4.3, 7. Cap. 2, § 9.4, 9.5, 10, 12. Ch. 3, § 11, 12. Ch. 4, § 14. Ch. 5, § 6. Ch. 13 § 5, 6.

Use of latest edition of all texts is suggested, as well as the use of updated civil code.

More Information

The Professor is available to meet students in her office every Friday from 11.00 to 13.00, and in platform Microsoft Teams, upon agreement.
Email address:

Questionnaire and social

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