Roman law and contemporary history law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
IUS/18 IUS/19
Learning objectives
- Acquiring a basic knowledge of the periods of Roman law and of the developement of the main law institutes; understanding and retracing the general framework of history of law in Europe in connection to the main events that have characterized the political, religious, economic and social history of Europe.
- Developing the ability to recognize the juridical principles of Roman law and to apply them, if possible, also in the context of the modern law; developing analytic and synthesis skills in reconstructing the stages of the European law history.
- Acquiring the ability to analyse practical cases, to identify sustainable juridical solutions and the main points of each topic.
- Managing logical tools to learn and organize a juridical argument; setting out concepts in a clear, correct and logical way.
- Linking the different topics of the course, understanding the fundamental aspects of the historical evolution of the sources of law, of institutions and of legal theories amongst Roman Age, Middle Age and Modern Age.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to master the basic law principles, will know the main Roman institutes and will be able to usefully apply the reasoning to solve real cases and to critically elaborate possible juridical solutions. In addition the student will know the fundamental elements of the history of contemporay European law, namely the sources of law, the role of doctrine and the birth of the developement of the most significant national and international institutions; moreover the student will develop the capability to analyse e summarize the most relevant events of the history of law in Europe between the nineteenth and twentieth.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
Istituzioni di diritto romano
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Storia del diritto contemporaneo
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours