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Fall 2024 Course

Roman Law

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

An introduction to Roman law, providing a foundational understanding of key doctrinal areas, including the law of obligations (contract, delict), persons (slavery, citizenship, family, marriage), and property and inheritance, and situating the law within the broader social, economic, and political context of Roman life, focusing primarily on the period of the Twelve Tables (451-450 BCE) to Justinian (527-565 CE) but also considering, albeit briefly, the legacy of Roman law in medieval and early modern Europe.