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Roman Law

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Simone Godbout

on 19 January 2016

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Transcript of Roman Law

Patricians
: descendants of noble families
Causes
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
Connections
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.

Creation of
The Twelve Tables.


and hits effect Canadian Law
Roman Law
Plebians
: 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).
Elements
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.


Connections
Bibliography
"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.

International Law

Legislation passed 2 levels
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