|| LA39010 |
|| INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LAW |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Richard W Ireland |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Jonathan M C Fitchen |
|| LA36520 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 hours. Two one hour lectures per week |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 3 hours. Three one hour seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam|| || |
|| Not Required for Professional Purposes |
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
1. Understand key principles of Roman Law
2. Appreciate and critically evaluate the contribution of Roman Law to modern legal systems
3. Compare and contrast Civil Law doctrines and techniques with their experience of Common Law
4. Analyse and apply Roman Law doctrines to specific problems
The module explores the history, sources and techniques of Roman Law. It then explores such knowledge with respect, in particular, to the Law of Obligations. The influence of Civilian learning in respect of named jurisdictions (principally France, Germany, Scotland, England and Wales) is explored and the nature, philosophy and technique of codification is examined and related to the sources.
History and Sources of Roman Law-lex, Praetorian and juristic development. The work of Justinian.
An introduction to the Law of Persons
The Law of Obligations generally
The Law of Contract
The Law of Delict
The Law of Quasi-Contract
The Law of Quasi-Delict
Influence of Roman Law (generally and specifically in relation to the above topics) on the development of national legal systems: France, Germany, Scotland, England and Wales.
Codification-aims, history and philosophy-illustrated primarily through the Civil Codes of France and Germany.
This module is at CQFW Level 6