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LUISS Guido Carli

Istituzioni di diritto romano - Canale E

Programma

ProfessorGiovanni Guida / Santino Vincenzo Mannino
Course code197
General Discipline (SSD)IUS/18
Course Year1
SemesterI Semestre
CourseE
Teaching LanguageEnglish
Credits14
Total Workload298
Total Lesson Hours88
Course ContentsThe roman private law’s topics are:
legal theory and history of law
general traits of the different ages of roman law
political organization of rome
sources of roman law
the roman jurists and their methods
civil procedure.
law of persons and family 
law of property and possession
law of obligations
tradition of Roman law
Reference Books- Buckland, A Manual of Roman Private Law, Cambridge University Press, 2 ed., 2012.
- lecture notes
Course Formative Objectivesthis course has to provide, first, the basic knowledge of roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the roman systems of the sources of law and the role of the jurists. The study of roman law is always connected on the one side to the broader social, political and economic roman context. Particular attention will be focused on tradition of Roman law, specifically relating to one of its manifestations.
Prerequisitesnone
Teaching MethodThe course’s structure is mainly composed of lectures on the topics; the lectures are in a diachronic perspective, through the reasoned proposal of a periodisation that allows the awareness of highlight significant moments and stages (ancient period; pre-classic and classic; the late empire; Justinian). The lectures will be supplemented by seminars about the most difficult topics of the course.
Assessment MethodWritten exam.
Criteria For Deciding On Subject Of Final Paper
Extended Program And Reference Reading Material
Week 1- Introductory remarks concerning roman law and roman law tradition (Manual Buckland, Introduction and lecture notes)
- The Archaic period of Roman Law: political organisation and sources of law ( Manual Buckland, cap. I and lecture notes)
-The Constitution of Roman Republic: Senate, Magistrature and Popular Assemblies (lecture notes); The Pre-classical and classical Period of Roman Law: introductory (lecture notes)
-The Pre-classical and classical Period of Roman Law: sources of law (Manual Buckland, cap. I and lecture notes)
-The Pre-classical and classical Period of Roman Law: jurists and ius honorarium (Manual Buckland, cap. I and lecture notes)
Week 2- The post-classical Period of Roman Law: the imperial Government and sources of law (Manual Buckland, cap. I and lecture notes)
- Iura and Leges (Manual Buckland, cap. I and lecture notes)
-Introductory remarks concerning actions and systems of Roman procedure (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
-The Legis actiones I (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
Week 3-The Legis actiones II (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
-The formulary system (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
Week 4-The formulary system III (Manual Buckland, cap. XVII and lecture notes)
The formula and praetorian remedies (Manual Buckland, cap. XVII and lecture notes)
-Enforcement in the formulary system (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
-The system of cognitio extraordinaria (Manual Buckland, cap. XVI and lecture notes)
Week 5-Persons (Manual Buckland, cap. III and lecture notes)
-Status (Manual Buckland, cap. III and lecture notes)
-Persons: Persons alieni iuris (Manual Buckland, cap. IV and lecture notes)
-Marriage (Manual Buckland, cap. IV and lecture notes)
Week 6-Persons: Persons sui iuris (Manual Buckland, cap. V and lecture notes)
-Res (Manual Buckland, cap. VI and lecture notes)
-Property (Manual Buckland, cap. VI and lecture notes)
-Property: modes of acquisition iure civili (Manual Buckland, cap. VI and lecture notes)
Week 7-Property: modes of acquisition iure naturali (Manual Buckland, cap. VII and lecture notes)
-Protection of property (Manual Buckland, cap. VII and lecture notes)
-Rights in rem less than ownership (Manual Buckland, cap. VIII and lecture notes)
-Introductory remarks concerning obligations and contract (Manual Buckland, cap. XII and lecture notes)
Week 8- Contracts re (Manual Buckland, capp. XII-XIII and lecture notes)
-Contracts verbis and litteris (Manual Buckland, capp. XII-XIII and lecture notes)
-Contracts consensu and innominate contracts (Manual Buckland, capp. XIII-XIV and lecture notes)
-Innominate contracts (Manual Buckland, capp. XIII-XIV and lecture notes)
-Delict (Manual Buckland, capp. XIV and lecture notes)
Week 9-Quasi-contract and quasi-delict (Manual Buckland, capp. XIV and lecture notes)
-Obligations: plurality of parties and security for debt (Manual Buckland, capp. XV and lecture notes)
-Tradition of Roman law, specifically relating to one of its manifestations (lecture notes)
Week 10-Tradition of Roman law, specifically relating to one of its manifestations (lecture notes)