Classical Studies | Roman Law
C308 | ALL | Bannon, C


CLAS C308. This course introduces the Roman legal system, and more
generally the practice of legal thinking. We will focus on the Roman
law of delict, that is, wrongful damage to private property (roughly
equivalent to the modern law of torts).  This topic offers insights
into Roman ideas about personal safety and personal space, product
liability and employment ethics. We will also learn about the Roman
legal system as a whole, its institutions and history. The course
uses the ‘case law’ method, analyzing Roman legal cases to understand
both the development of legal rules over time and the operation of
the legal system in society.