INSTITUTIONS OF ROMAN LAW

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA VA
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2021/2022
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2021/2022
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
10
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
60
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (60 hours)
Requirements: 

In order to facilitate the student's understanding of the topics dealt with, the knowledge of public law and the political-military history of Rome can be useful.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The examination in the end-of-course appeals is a mandatory oral exam, with open questions.
The students could participate to an optional written exam. The students that will pass the optional examination, in the end-of-course appeals will be study the remaining part of the program.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course aims at the institutional knowledge of Roman private law.
More in detail, the following objectives are pursued:
- awareness of the historicity of the law, such as intellectual and social phenomenon;
- acquisition and mastery of the vocabulary of institutions on the basis of Roman private law;
- ability to exhibit with technical language and logical and systematic discipline of legal institutions of the Roman private law

The course program will focus on the following subjects:
Private process, people and family, things, rights in rem, possession, bonds, donations, inheritances, inter vivos and mortis causa.

1. The legal entity and legal capacity
- Legal capacity requirements
(a) the existence of the person
(b) status libertatis
(c) status civitatis
(d) status familiae

2. Buying and losing rights

3. The defense of rights
- legis actiones (the different types of legis actio)
- Agere per formulas
- Cognitio extra ordinem

3. The right of family
- Familia proprio iure and familia communi iure
- The different forms of capitis deminutio
- Pater familias
- Iustae nuptiae
- Divortium
- Dos
- Tutelae
- Curae

4. The Right of the Res
- The different Res classifications
- Different forms of ownership
- Servitutes
- Ususfructus

5. The law of obligationes
- Obligationes re, verbis, litteris, consensu
- Pacta and conventiones
- Delicta (furtum, rapina, damnum iniuria datum, iniuria)

6. General reasons and methods of purchase
- Donatio
- The universal succession
a. General principles
(b) Successio ex testamento
(c) Successio ab intestato (legitima)
(d) Legatum
(e) Fideicommissum

For the preparation of the 'general part' of the Course the suggested textbook is:
P. Lepore, Fontes. Testi giurisprudenziali ad uso del Corso di Istituzioni di diritto romano, Giuffrè Lefebvre editore, Milano 2021
In also required the study of one of the following institutional manuals:
- P. Voci, Istituzioni di diritto romano, Milano, Giuffrè editore,
- M. Talamanca, Elementi di diritto privato romano, Milano, Giuffrè editore

For the preparation of the 'special part' of the Course the suggested textbook is:
P. Lepore, Saggi sulla promessa unilaterale in diritto romano, Giuffrè editore, Milano 2019.

Convenzionale

The didactic activity is hoped to be done through frontal lessons (for a total number of 60 hours), otherwise, if health conditions do not allow, it will be done through lessons using the 'teams meeting' platform and/or through registered lessons and power-points loaded on the e-learning platform of teaching). During the course sources and other documents will be put on the platform e-learning, in format power-point.

Assessment
The examination in the end-of-course appeals is a mandatory oral exam, with open questions.
The students could participate to an optional written exam. The students that will pass the optional examination, in the end-of-course appeals will be study the remaining part of the program.

Office hours
Prof. Paolo Lepore will meet students on the basis of weekly calendar. Changes in office hours will be shown in the teacher's homepage.