Classical Studies | Roman Law
C308 | 26693 | Bannon, C.


C308 Roman Law.  This course introduces the Roman legal system, and
more generally the process and history of legal thinking.  It
focuses on the Roman law of delict, that is, wrongful damage to
private property (roughly equivalent to the modern law of torts),
but covers the main areas of Roman law more generally.  Studying law
allows us to investigate Roman ideas about personal safety and
personal space, product liability and employment ethics.  We will
explore the topic through the ‘case law’ method, analyzing Roman
legal cases. Modern legal cases will also be brought in for
comparison.