Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

DROI1111 - Roman foundations and history of private law


Credits : 8

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Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first and second term, 90 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Tuesday from 08:30 to 09:30 at Ommegang Om10
Wednesday from 08:30 to 10:30 at Ommegang Om10
Second term
Monday from 08:30 to 10:30 at Ommegang Om10
Wednesday from 11:45 to 12:45 at Ommegang Om10

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Learning outcomes :
o Bring the students to familiarise themselves with the fundamental concepts of private law through the history of their origin, and prepare them to a thorough reading of the Civil Code;
o Bring the students to think in legal terms through practical cases;
o Study legal comparatism from a pragmatic point of view by comparing Roman and Belgian law;
o Introduce to the notion of legal relativism in time and space.

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Course contents :
The course is composed of a general part, which studies the fundamental concepts in their historical dimension: objective law; subjective rights; actions; legal persons. Followed by more specific parts: procedure; goods and obligations.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The lecture is illustrated by many practical examples. An optional tutorial helps the students who wish so, to correctly understand the notions through practical exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria :
The examination includes two parts:
1°) The students prepare in writing the questions they received, using the Civil Code and the file they have constituted during the year. The number of cards in the file is limited in order to force them to synthesise.
2°) The students present orally their answers. Additional questions will then be asked to check if they understand in detail the concepts they use and if they are able to develop a correct legal reasoning.

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Other information :
A book and syllabuses including the notions studied in class will be available for the students.