The aim of this course is to make the students familiar with the general principles and rules of the obligations and tort law in Europe, from a comparative point of view. They will be taught the main features of these two branches of private law in continental (French and German) and in common-law legal systems, pointing out their similarities and differences. The model rules of the Principles of European Tort Law (PETL) and the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) will play an important role in the course activities as well as a prospective meeting point between the different European legal systems. During the course, the attending students will work with texts and documents from several European legal systems, and will have to discuss and debate with fellow students coming from different legal traditions and backgrounds.
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