Roman Law and Common Law. Two Jurisprudential Traditions in Comparison

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Roman Law and Common Law. Two Jurisprudential Traditions in Comparison

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The introductory part of the course is meant to illustrate to the students the main features of the civil law and common law systems (the former based on the secular tradition of academic studies on Roman Law - Justinian’s Corpus iuris civilis - and nowadays on the idea of codification, the latter originated with the introduction of judging courts in the UK and now based on the system of judicial precedents) and their differences along with the description of the Roman jurisprudence and its methods. The second part the course will deal with the analysis of some British and US rulings in which the judges have argued on the basis of exemplary solutions of similar cases proposed by Roman jurists.

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