Fundamentals of European law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
- Knowledge and comprehension skills: understanding and defining the fundamentals of some Roman institutes.
- Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension: applying the principles of Roman Law where possible also to modern law.
- Independent thinking: developing analytical and comparing skills.
- Communication skills: presenting in a logical way by using appropriate terminology.
- Learning skills: understanding and utilising basic notions, analysing and discussing real cases
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student who attended with proficiency will have gained the skill to analyse real cases applicable also to juridical issues of modern law.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The lessons will take place live on MT platform according to the program. The lessons will be recorded and made available on MT and on Ariel web site. If and when the sanitary situation will improve it will be possible to consider to have lessons also in classroom. In this case the students will be promptly informed. In any case the lessons will be recorded and made available to the students.
Program: students can choose between the subject of recorded lessons and the book for not attending students.
Also the exams will take place orally on MT platform. If and when the sanitary situation will improve it will be possible to consider to make exams also in classroom. Also the exams will take place orally on MT platform. In any case will be guaranteed the possibility to take the exam on line to the students who are not able to move or leave their domicile.
Teaching materials will be available on Ariel platform.
Course syllabus
Roman law is crucial to understand modern law. The course about Fundamentals of European Law aims at defining some Roman institutes which represent the roots of some corresponding institutes of modern law. A part of the course will be dedicated to relationship between Roman Law and Common Law.
Here are some examples of the topics which will be discussed: interpretation of the contract; sources of obligations; usufruct; extra-contractual liability.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of Institutions of Roman Law.
Teaching methods
The course will be organized as an interactive seminar and will be based on the direct reading of the sources (with translation).
Teaching Resources
Attending students: course material supplied by the professor.
Non attending students: G. SANTUCCI, Diritto romano e diritti europei, second edition, Bologna, 2018.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral and the mark will be expressed in thirties (and if applicable cum laude). During the exam it will be evaluated also the ability to present in a logical way with the appropriate terminology. Reserved exam for attending students.
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours