Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2019)
Private Comparative Law
Prof. Noah Vardi
7 CFUs - ECTS
The course aims at introducing students to comparative methodology and conducting, in the first part, a comparative analysis of some key institutions of private law (contract and torts), with special focus both on the common law/civil law convergence and distinctions and on the process of Europeanisation of private law. The second part of the course will be devoted to analysing key issues in Comparative Corporate Governance and will be taught by Professor Charles M. Yablon, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Faculty Director of the Cardozo Data Law Initiative.
The following topics will be covered in the course:
Introduction to private comparative law – Contract law in the civil law and common law traditions – Principles of tort law and relevant case law in some of the main traditions of civil law (France, Germany, and Italy) and common law (UK and USA) – Comparative Corporate Governance.