Roman Law of Family and Status (SC)
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Roman law developed over the course of more than one thousand years, and it continues to influence legal systems throughout the world. In this course, we will examine the part of Roman private law concerned with family and status. We will study Roman legal theories of marriage, divorce, parental authority, filial duty, citizenship, and slavery. Readings will consist of excerpts (in translation) from Roman legal sources, principally Justinian’s Digest. No background knowledge of Roman law or of Roman history is required.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.