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Fall 2021
LAW591  A  ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN LAW

Course Description
Provides a broad, historical overview of the legal systems of both ancient Greece and Rome. The focus of the course falls upon articulating the chief attributes of two very different legal frameworks from the ancient Mediterranean world: Greek law was primarily ‘procedural’ in nature, that is, concentrated above all on questions of process, jurisdiction, and the like, whereas Roman law was ‘substantive,’ considering inter alia rights, obligations, and offenses. In considering these differences, the course treats some of the most famous figures in the ancient canon—including Lysias, Demosthenes, and Cicero—as well as a range of legal topics from criminal law to family law, contracts, and delicts.

Course Schedule
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08-23-2021 - 12-08-2021   TR  11:20 AM-12:35 PM TBD

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Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
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Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
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Special Restrictions: Whitten LC (Learning Commons) 182
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

SHEARIN, WILSON



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