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Transcript of Roman Law
: descendants of noble families
The Twelve Tables
TABLE I Procedure: for courts and trials
TABLE II Trials, continued.
TABLE III Debt
TABLE IV Rights of fathers (paterfamilias) over the family
TABLE V Legal guardianship and inheritance laws
TABLE VI Acquisition and possession
TABLE VII Land rights
TABLE VIII Torts and delicts (Laws of injury)
TABLE IX Public law
TABLE X Sacred law
TABLE XI Supplement I
TABLE XII Supplement II
The First Code of Law
In the mid 5th century BC C. Terentilius Arsa suggested the formation of a code of law.
Commision of ten men were appointed.
First draft (10 tables) not satisfactory.
The Twelve Tables.
and hits effect Canadian Law
: lower class, worked for patricians
1. Served to enforce historical tradition, culture, and language of Rome throughout the empire.
2. Systematized Roman law, reduced it to order after over 1,000 years of development
twelve tables understand accidental crimes
Innocent until proven guilty
judge punishment and severity
part of the reason the job of lawyer was created (to prove)
Code of Justinian
Referred to as "Justinian's Code". The Compilation of Justinian consisted of three different original parts: the Digest (Digesta), the Code (Codex), and the Institutes (Institutiones).
The Digest: Encyclopedia that summarises extracts from the writings of classical roman jurists on law and justice.
The Code: Outlines the actual laws of the empire, citing imperial constitutions, legislation and pronouncements.
The Institutes: Student textbook. Manual for jurists in training.
"Roman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian." Roman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian. University of Berkeley, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.
Stein, Peter. Roman Law in European History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 137 pp. Web. 23 Dec. 2015
"Ecloga | Byzantine Law." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 10 dec. 2015.
Civil code of Quebec
inspired by the 1804 Napoleonic code, revision/modernisation Justinian civil code.
Legislation passed 2 levels