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OTMU1079 Writing, Discussing and Acting the History of Roman Law 12 op
Organised by
Law, Master of Laws
Person in charge
Professori Mia Korpiola
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies
Basic course in legal history (recommended)

General description

This course focuses on the development of the Roman legal tradition from the Antiquity to the present day.

Learning outcomes

During the course, students get an overview of the history of Roman law, its main principles (e.g. procedure, legal profession, sources) and of its nexus with society. They will learn to analyse how Roman law has been used by societies in various times and by various groups. Students will learn problem-solving, oral presentation, argumentation and teamwork skills, and they will students learn to write different kinds of texts (summaries, book reviews, summary on legal arguments and counter arguments, essays/theses).


- Overview of the development on Roman law and societal factors influencing it
- Basic concepts of and legal sources in Roman law
- The uses of Roman law

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, all in all 29 h.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Thesis / dissertation
  • In English

* 4 written individual summaries [English]
* 1 book individual review [English]
* 1 collaborative summary of legal arguments and counterarguments in given case [English]
* Essay/LL.B. thesis [English]
* Active participation in classroom work (75 %) [English]
* Preparation of court room drama [English]

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Essay 50 % Book review 10 % Abstracts 10 % Class room activity 15 % Peer assessment 15 %

Further information

TIME: II period
SELECTION: Participation is limited to 20 students. Course enrolment: Please see the general instructions of the Faculty of Law. The precondition for valid course enrolment is that the first preliminary task (1. summary) has been concluded, sent and accepted before the first meeting. The task will be send to the participants after the confirmation time for the study places for the second period has ended.

Course is also available to students in the LIS programme.

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Specialisation fields (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
MDP in Law and Information Society
Turku Law School
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