Principles of Roman Law (M-Z)
Principles of Roman Law (M-Z)
Anno accademico 2023/2024
- Codice attività didattica
- Stefano Barbati (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studio
- Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
- 1° anno
- Primo semestre
- Di base
- SSD attività didattica
- IUS/18 - diritto romano e diritti dell'antichità
- Tipologia esame
- Orale preceduto da test di ammissione
The educational targets of this course, as referred to the degree course in Global Law and Transnational Legal Studies, consist in: 1) providing students with the basic notions of Roman law, also with reference to the technical language related to it, as a necessary basis for studying all law systems belonging to Roman law tradition; 2) introducing students to the understanding of law as a historical phenomenon subjected to modifications, that is to say, to diachronic evolution; 3) related to the target mentioned under 2): introducing students to the juridical reasoning (with main reference to civil law area) through examining the development of the institutes and of the systematic aspects of Roman law in the thoughts of the ancient jurists.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, students should be able to explain Roman law basic notions using the necessary technical language in a right way; they should have acquired historical and juridical skills, so that they can explain the institutes of Roman law in their diachronic evolution; they should demonstrate to have understood and to be able to express precisely the steps and stages of the process of juridical reasoning referring to each institute and to the systematic aspects of Roman law.
This course offers a wide survey, both with a systematic and historical approach, of the Roman private and procedural law, hemphasising its development from the monarchic period to the Justinian age. Lectures will be focussing on the following thematic sectors:
1) Roman Institutions;
2) Sources of the law;
3) law of persons;
4) law of property;
5) law of obligations;
6) law of actions (civil procedure).
Please take into account that the law of inheritance and the European ius commune are excluded from this course (see under in the textbook section).
Modalità di insegnamento
Front lectures, to be held according to the ordinary timetable.
Students are highly encouraged to attend lectures, so that they can interact with the teacher and ask him each question that should arise from the lecture itself; furthermore, attendance of lectures might hopefully help students to better understand the subject.
All students are strongly required to register both to the course and to the Moodle section, as this is needed to access to teaching materials and to receive emails regarding the course (e.g. regarding lectures, teaching material, exams, etc). Students are also advised to enroll into the Moodle exam page (different from the course one), as this is needed to take the preliminary test.
However, lectures do not replace studying of the textbook, as they will cover only the most relevant aspects of Roman law.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Exams will be divided in two parts.
The first part will consist in a computer based text, to be taken only in the IT campus rooms, with multiple choice consisting in 20 (twenty) questions, to be answered in 20 minutes. Each right answer will receive 1 point.
A minimum of 12 (twelve) points will be needed in order to access to the second part of the exam, which will be only oral and consist in a question related to the content of the course.
Attività di supporto
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
- Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law (6th or further edition)
- Anno pubblicazione:
- Oxford University Press
- Paul du Plessis
Please notice that part III, chap. 8 (law of inheritance) and part V as a whole of the above mentioned textbook are excluded from this course. Students are allowed to skip also pp. 172 (from the bottom)-180, pp. 308 (from the bottom)-314, pp. 317 (since line 8)-319 (up to mid page), pp. 348 (since line 5)-351 (except the last 5 lines), pp. 354-356. Teaching material regarding the Roman institutions as well as the law of actions (civil procedure) will be uploaded on the Moodle course page and considered as mandatory part of this course.
- Apertura registrazione
- 25/09/2023 alle ore 01:00
- Chiusura registrazione
- 30/06/2024 alle ore 23:55