History of Roman Law
About this Course
“ Globalisation is paving the way for the increasingly international legal transactions and disputes. As a result, solicitors [and lawyers] are required to work across numerous jurisdictions. Knowledge not only of languages but also of some of the relevant legal concepts of these jurisdictions is beneficial. Due to the fact that the French, German, Italian and a vast number of other legal systems have kept alive many of the Roman legal rules and principles , studying Roman law gives students a solid grounding in the fundamental principles of these jurisdictions.…So don’t dismiss Roman law as an unimportant module..: the knowledge it offers can be valuable to your future studies and career ”. So speaks a Law Student at the University of Cambridge on The Guardian (“Studying Roman law: Juno it’s more useful than you’d think”, 11.4.2016): I often use his words to show my Students that there are several ways to appreciate Roman Law , and sometimes they can be unexpected. Come and see what they are!
Special Thanks to: Julie Ann Lyons , linguistic consultant and voice of the trailer ; Dr . Pietropaolo Vanin, proofreader; Pierluigi Romanello, Carla Cimmino and Maria Sarah Papillo; Aldo Livorno , images and external links consultant; Mario Paloschi , Claudio Montefusco for Ballandi Arts.
Francesca Galgano, PhD. in Roman Law, is Associate Professor of History of Roman Law, Law Dept. Federico II Univ. Naples, Italy. Main Teaching and Research Interests: Roman Law; Family Law; Roman Codifications; Byzantine Law; Canon Law; Roman Private Law and European juridical Culture. Member of the Editing Committees and Scientific Boards of several Law Reviews and editorial Series (as Referee and Reviewer) such as Vergentis, Murcia, Esp.; Ricerche giuridiche, Naples; Atti dell’Accademia Storico-giuridica Costantiniana, Perugia.; Studia et Documenta Historiae et Iuris (2007－2017), Vatican City; elected member (since 2014) of the Equal Opportunities Committee; of the Discipline Committee; of Gender Balance Committee, Federico II University, Naples, It.; and Journalist. Latest University Teaching Experience: 2018/2019 Professor of History of Roman Law in the Penitentiary University Centre of Federico II Univ.; 2018-19 invited Professor of an English module, Civil Roman legal heritage: Codes and Cases, Law Dept. Luiss Guido Carli, Rome; 2018-2019 invited Professor of History of Sources of Canon Law, Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy - St. Thomas, Naples; 2006-2017 invited Professor of Byzantine Law, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City. Post Graduate Courses Taught (Master and PhD.): Interpretation of Testamentary dispositions (Postgraduate course, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City, 2007－2017); Equal Opportunities, Law and Society (Master, Human Science Dept.Federico II Univ., 2018); Us and the others: Diversity Identity Alterity ( PhD seminar, Law Dept. Federico II Univ., 2019); Minors and Family (Master, Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy St. Thomas, 2020).