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    Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog
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CLAS 345 - Introduction to Roman Law


LJS 345 FDR: HU Humanities Distribution
Credits: 3

Law is one of the most important legacies Rome has left behind–one that continues in importance to this day, not only for its historical interest, but as an excellent introduction to basic legal concepts that still function in modern legal systems. In this introductory course, we study the history of Roman law, particularly as it mirrored the largest developments in Roman constitutional history. We also study some of the most basic legal concepts of the person, family, property and obligations. We will also consider  criminal law, international law, and the role of rhetoric. We approach these matters both through case law and by reading ancient Roman treatises on law. 



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