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CIVIL TRIAL LAW

CODE 55714
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 10842 SERVIZI LEGALI ALL'IMPRESA E ALLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE (L-14) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/15
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • INSTITUTIONS OF PRIVATE LAW I 65201
    • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 65203
    • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 10842 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • INSTITUTIONS OF PRIVATE LAW I 65201
    • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 65203
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This course is intended to investigate the civil procedure regulations related to the administration of justice in civil cases in the context of various judicial systems: first instance court proceedings and appeals (including special proceedings), enforcement proceedings, preventive and precautionary proceedings, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the various law reforms introduced in the past years, in particular to the last reform adopted by Law no. 206/2021 which is expected to enter into force during 2022.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course is intended to investigate the civil procedure regulations related to the administration of justice in civil cases in the context of various judicial systems: first instance court proceedings and appeals (including special proceedings), enforcement proceedings, preventive and precautionary proceedings, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the various law reforms introduced in the past years, in particular to the last reform adopted by Law no. 206/2021 which is expected to enter into force during 2022.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main aim of this course consists in investigating the civil procedure regulations related to the administration of justice in civil cases in the context of various judicial systems and in the light of the different law reforms introduced in the past years, in particular to the last reform adopted by Law no. 206/2021 which is expected to enter into force during 2022: first instance court proceedings and appeals (including special proceedings), enforcement proceedings, preventive and precautionary proceedings, etc.

    Specific attention will be paid to the general principles of civil procedure law (First Book of the Civil Procedure Code), the first instance court proceedings and appeals, the court expertise and different means of proof, special court proceedings.

    Personal studies and researches as well as his/her attendance to the lectures, seminars and teamwork activities will enable the student to:

    • Distinguish and remember the most important code regulations governing the conduct of jurisdictional activites in their different forms and phases, as well as the players of and the structure of courts proceedings;
    • Identify the different kinds of jurisdictional activities (proceedings of merits, enforcement, preventive and precautionary, "volontaria giurisdizione") and describe and apply the reference code provisions;
    • Identify and describe the structure and the working mechanism of the administration of justice in civil cases and of the different judicial proceedings;
    • Analyze the structures and the main dynamics of civil proceedings, in particular as regards the first instance and appeal court proceedings, enforcement proceedings as well as special proceedings on the merits;
    • Identify and distinguish the main references code provisions which could be applied to practical problems in the context of first instance or appeal court proceedings;
    • Apply the acquired knowledge to the analisys and the assessment of procedural deeds, starting from the pre-trial parties' statements up to the judge's orders and judgments;
    • Identify, understand and consider the rules governing the evidence law in civil proceedings;
    • Identify and analyse the regulations of typical means of proof, in partiucular: witnesses, interrogatories, disclosure of documents and court expertise;
    • Apply the acquired knowledge in his/her professional or working activities;
    • Critically consider, with independent judgment, the most important reforms of civil procedure law;
    • Read and critically study and examine, with independent judgment, scientific papers in civil procedure law, texts of judgments issued by Italian courts, including Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court in matters related to civil procedure law;
    • Express himself / herself in a proper juridical language.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Direct lectures and seminars for a total of 54 hours (9 CFU).

    Students attending the lectures shall partecipate in seminars as well as in tutorials on specific issues, if possible also in teamwork activities.

    If possible due to the pandemic situation, same attending students will also have the opportunity of taking part as observers in court hearings before the Labour Division of the Court of Genoa.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    This course shall be substantially divided in three main parts:

    Part I: The different forms of jurisdictional activities: proceedings on the merits, enforcement proceedings, preventive and precautionary proceedings, "volontaria giurisdizione". The general principles of civil procedure law (First Book of the Civil Procedure Code). Jurisdiction and competence. The object of and the parties in civil proceedings. The "litisconsortium". The principle of adversial proceedings. The defence before Courts. The judge's orders and final judgments.

    Part II: First instance court proceedings and appeals. After some considerations on the cultures and ideologies of civil court proceedings, this part of the course shall examine the structures and rules of the first instance court proceedings. Specific attention will be paid to the various law reforms introduced in the past years, in particular to the last reform adopted by Law no. 206/2021 which is expected to enter into force during 2022. In particular, the following topics shall be treated: pre-trail and parties' preliminary defensive statements, trial and decision phases. A thorought consideration shall also be devoted to court expertise and different means of proof, like witnesses, interrogatories, disclosure of documents, etc. Conclusively, this part of the course shall treat the various appeal proceedings, particularly before the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation.

    Part III: Special court proceedings: in particular, preventive and precautionary proceedings, injunction proceedings, simplified proceedings on the merits. Overview on enforcement proceedings.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Slides used by the teacher during his lessons, legislative and regulatory texts, case law and academic articles will be available on Aulaweb.

    Textbooks suggested for attending students:

    MANDRIOLI - CARRATTA, Diritto processuale civile, Editio minor (XVIII ed.), Torino 2021, Vol. I, Chapters I to VII (except Sez. Terza) ( pages 3 to 150), Chapters VIII to X (pp. 159 a 260) - Vol. II, Chapters I to VI (pages 3 to 203); Chapters VIII (except "revocazione ed opposizione di terzo") (pages 211 to 285); Vol. III, Chapters I and II (pages 5 to 37), Chapters VIII (only Sez. Prima) to X (pages 151 to 168; 181 to 224).

    Textbooks suggested for non attending students:

    MANDRIOLI - CARRATTA, Diritto processuale civile, Editio minor (XVIII ed.), Torino 2021, Vol. I, Chapters I to X  (pages 3 to 260) - Vol. II, Chapters I to VI (pages 3 to 203) e Cap. VIII (pages 211 to 300) - Vol. III, Chapters I and II (pages 5 to 37), Chapters VIII (only Sez. Prima) to X (pages 151 to 168; 181 to 224).

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ENRICO RIGHETTI (President)

    ANGELO DONDI

    VINCENZO ANSANELLI (Substitute)

    CESARE BRUZZONE (Substitute)

    PAOLO COMOGLIO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester from September 19th to December 9th 2022
    II semester from February 13th to May 5th 2023

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be oral. The teacher will ask the student three / four questions connected with the various parts of the course program. The exam will last around 20 / 30 minutes for each student. If requested by a certain number of students, a written examination may be arranged.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    If a student shows an unsufficient knowledge of the subject matter of the examination, the teacher shall request him/her to improve his/her preparation, if necessary by reading further literature suggested by the teacher.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    02/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale