Civil Law Section includes civil law, private law and comparative private law. The areas of research are: property rights, obligations and contracts, family and inheritance law. The section also manages the PhD Program.
The Section approach in studying Law is characterized by an interest in the italian, european and international context. The most intense international relations are entertained with the Université de Paris II, Tulane Law School, Faculté Internationale de droit comparé - Strasbourg, European Law Institute.
The Section's publications are included in the series named Private Law Studies, which was already managed by the Institute of Civil Law and which includes over 140 monographs.