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265.51 sec. 001 - Canon Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Laurent Mayali  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 244
From January 10, 2022
To March 07, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: March 07, 2022
Class Number: 32567
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 4
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

Introduction to canon law, the legal system of the catholic church from the first ecumenical councils in the 4th and 5th centuries up to the promulgation of the revised code of canon law by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Topics will include :
(1)the story of the legal sources, in particular medieval compilations that constituted the "Body of Canon Law" (Corpus Iuris canonici) up to the first codification that took effect in 1918 and its revision in 1983, after the Second Vatican Council
(2) the hierarchical constitution of the Church and its government
(3) the sacrament of marriage
(4) canonical procedure and penalties.
We will be reading primary sources translated in English, knowledge of foreign languages including Latin is not required.
Requirement : one 12-15 page paper.

Attendance at the first 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.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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