After the successful completion of the course, students are expected to delve into contractual and tort liability issues, critically approach the current jurisprudence and bibliography on civil liability issues, cultivate their skills in writing and presenting papers, and be able to deal independently with new problems that arise in the field of civil liability.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course concerns issues on civil liability according to the national law and the european and international legal developments. Indicatively, the course material includes legal matters on liability for conduct in pre-contractual negotiations, contractual liability, tortious liability, as well as liability for unjust enrichment. It also delves into specific issues on liability for damages (causal link, liability of several persons, multiple injured parties, concept of compensation, principal- agent relationship etc.) and issues on breach of contracts (either in regulated contracts such as contract of sale or contract of work, etc., or in unregulated forms of contracts). Last but not least the course will emphasize on special cases of liability provided in special laws, such as the liability of the manufacturer of defective products, the liability of the service provider, medical liability, the liability of the hotelier, the air carrier, the tour operator, etc.
civil liability, tort, precontractual liability, contractual liability, damages