Polyhedric jurist, passionate about poetry and technology. He achieved a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan, a PhD in Civil law in Pisa and was visiting at the universities of Warsaw, Heidelberg and Buenos Aires. He is a notary and professor in Unical and in Catholic University. He founded the Notarial and Legal Viggiani School and is author of the best-selling notarial code in Italy.
The Notarial Viggiani School (SNV) was founded in May 2010.
Part of its genesis is linked to a long trip to Argentina, but this is another story.
SNV has immediately offered a different way of living the law: original methodology, innovative didactics, strong technological component and a training proposal with courses not available at any other Italian school.
Today is the first Italian notarial school for popularity (as recognized by the surveys carried out on the Italian site of practitioners notaries) and 1 notary on 3 comes from the SNV.
It was also the first Italian law school to allow lectures in video conferencing (live or in streaming).
Its internal dynamics are strongly focused on informal relationship with students and on high personalization of the individual training path. One central aspect is the sharing of extra-legal social moments: aperitifs, dinners, sports and travel (they are now 3 years that the school has been organizing a snow week for more than 60 students each year).
The school offers scholarships for the most deserving students and has a job search platform for those who want to work during the course of the study.
New this year - in collaboration with a serious and well-prepared Italian psychotherapist - will be a special insight into the psychological aspects that come into play in the preparation of the notarial competition in order to deconstruct some mental patterns that accompany several students in this long journey: anxiety, insecurity and fear.
Unique feature: all the teachers are former school students, nowadays become notaries.
This ensures the uniqueness of the transmitted methodology.
Raffaele Viggiani is an atypical and polyhedric jurist. Since ever enthusiastic about math, philosophy, physics, and technology, he has decided to make an original journey: innovate and shape the world of law with curiosity.
He graduated from the Catholic University of Milan, achieved a Ph.D. in Civil Law from the University of Pisa and has completed periods of study, research and teaching at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, at the Institut für Ausländisches und internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht of the University of Heidelberg and at Facultad de Derecho of the University of Buenos Aires.
After being a lawyer, he is now a notary in Milan, researcher at the University of Calabria (where he teaches Commercial Law and Advanced Commercial Law), collaborates with the Notary Law Chair of the Catholic University of Milan and is a founder, director and professor of the Notarial Viggiani School and of the Legal Viggiani School (respectively for the preparation of the notarial competition and for the bar exam).
He is also very active in the field of technology (but “let's keep the mouth shut”), co-author of a legislative proposal on digital heritage and is part of the hush-hush group of "Sicilianuzzi & Friends".
In 2013 he launched an innovative civil code (arrived at the fourth edition and published in three versions), which changed the way to use the code in Italy and is now published by LaTribuna (it’s the most sold “notarial” civil code in Italy).
He is deeply curious, enthusiastic about life, attracted by brilliant minds, adores stimuli (self and hetero-induced), loves to laugh, to joke, to organize parties and has a weakness for poetry, with which he delights.
He likes a lot to talk in public:
1) The passion for the law: https://vimeo.com/195672051
2) Poetry is all (Tedx Cosenza 2017): https://vimeo.com/231356834