PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW (ADVANCED)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course students should be deeply familiar with legal concepts which are the basis of Private International Law and know ways of understanding the developments in the judicial cooperation in civil matters in the context of the “Communitarisation” of Private International Law;
be able to analyse and correctly apply international treaties and European Union instruments in various Private International Law matters,
be able to examine national, international and European Union jurisprudence in various Private International Law matters.
Students are requested to have already passed the exam of International Law.
Course contents summary
The purpose of the course is to study thouroughly private international relations, furthering the basic knowledge gained by students through the general course of International Law. Different branches of Private International Law will be examined: specific subjects related to Italian civil jurisdiction, to the application of private international law and to the enforcement of foreign judgments, taking into particular consideration the most recent developments of the cooperation in civil matters within the European Union.
Students attending the course are expected to have already gained a basic knowledge of Private International Law during the general course of International Law.
P. DE CESARI, Diritto internazionale privato dell’Unione europea, Torino, Giappichelli, 2011, chapters IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI.
Further literature will be indicated directly from the teacher, with the opportunity to agree some variations to the program.
If the number of attending students is manageable, students will have the opportunity to present papers, either individually or in team, on topics selected together with the teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
The acquired knowledge and understanding abilities and capabilities of practical application will be tested by addressing to the student at least two questions with the aim of assessing the actual knowledge of the norms and the related mechanisms of private and procedural international law.
Learning abilities will be tested by assessing the capability of using correct juridical terminology,the capability of explaining the meaning of specific expressions or concepts and of organizing coerently, adequately and in a reasoned manner the acquired notions.