Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
Dottorato di ricerca in Diritto dell’Unione Europea e ordinamenti
nazionali - Le politiche dell’Unione Europea
Giovedì 13 marzo 2014, ore 9.30 (aula 8)
Dott. Guido Comparato (European University Institute)
Should private law be national?
While internationalisation of society stimulates the emergence of common political and legal frameworks for a
better coordination of economic and social relations, the field of law which is devoted to the regulation of those
relations – i.e. private law – remains firmly bound to a national level. The seminar aims at unfolding the
ideological underpinnings and the cultural-historical foundations of the link between private law and the
national idea. Seminar background reading is available on
Guido Comparato (PhD in Law from the University of Amsterdam, Bachelor and Master of laws degree from the
University of Ferrara) is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the Law Department of the European University
Institute (since 2011). He conducted research in several academic institutions, including the Centre for the Study of
European Contract Law of the University of Amsterdam, the Universities of Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, and the
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He authored several publications and
articles on Comparative Law and European Private Law.