267.51 sec. 001 - Introduction to Roman Law (Fall 2020)
Instructor: David Grewal (view instructor's profile)
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Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
- Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To November 10, 2020
Course End: November 10, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34328
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 09/22 01:45 AM
This course will offer an introduction to Roman law focused on Roman legal institutions and ideas. As the root of most European legal systems, a study of Roman law provides insight into current structures. It offers comparisons to Anglo-American Common Law, which students will encounter in 1L classes. Readings will be drawn from a mix of primary and secondary sources. No knowledge of Roman law, Roman history, or Latin is assumed.
This course will meet every other week for 7 sessions beginning Tuesday, August 18th.
This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Legal Theory and History
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