Scots Law (graduate entry) LLB

Roman Law Of Property & Obligations 1 LAW1007

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Roman law is the foundation for most modern systems of law, and this course is an introduction to its main institutions: property, contract and delict. The course is attended by students enrolled for the LLB, but also substantial numbers of external students who seek to meet the Roman law qualification for admission to the Faculty of Advocates. There are no prerequisites to attending, and students do not need Latin.


Lectures: Monday and Tuesday in Semester 2 at 3.00 pm; Tutorials: 4 x one hour, Semester 2.

Excluded Courses





2 hour examination (100%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to provide an understanding of the main features of Roman law in the areas of property, contracts and delict and to appreciate the significance of Roman law as the basis for civilian legal systems. The aims of the course are to use the study of elementary Roman law to enable you to understand legal relationships; appreciate the roots of Scots and civilian legal systems; and enjoy knowing something of another culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, you will be able to:- identify legal relationships, apply legal rules and principles to particular problems, analyse texts, putting them in context, compare the law of the second and sixth centuries, giving examples of socio-economically driven changes, and also to demonstrate your ability to:- argue logically, orally as well as in writing, read on your own, and know how to use an index, realise there are two sides, or more, to most questions, refrain from parroting what you have not thought out.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Minimum Grade D