Honors | Roman Law (CLAS)
C308 | 27513 | Cynthia Bannon


This course is intended to introduce the Roman legal system, and
more generally the process and history of legal thinking. The course
concentrates on the Roman law of delicts, that is, wrongful damage
to private property (roughly equivalent to the modern law of
torts).  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 cases will also be brought in
for comparison.