Roman Law (21776). 2 units. This course is designed to present students with an overview of Roman Civil Law. The Law of Persons, Property, Obligations and Succession will be presented in this order, just as it would have to law students in the ancient world two millennia ago. Unlike those students, however, you will be given the chance to step back from the minutiae and examine how it was shaped and adapted over the course of Roman history to reflect the needs of the society it served. You will also look forward through history to determine some of the ways that Roman Law has shaped modern law systems in this country and across the world. The course will also survey religious, criminal, constitutional and international law. Above all, it will train you in how to use the detailed and comprehensive study of a legal system to shed light on social and economic history, a skill that should be applicable across cultures, including our own. The course assumes no knowledge of Roman History or of Latin. Students will be expected to learn the Latin terminology to which they are introduced, just as they must learn the technical language of any discipline which they study. Scheduled examination. Also CLCV 236b/HIST. N. Lenski.
Note: This course will meet according to the Yale College calendar.
WLH - 208 (Mon) WLH - 208 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20133
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