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Legal History (5 ECTS)

Lecturer(s):  prof. mr. F. Brandsmaprof. mr. J.E. Jansen (coordinator)

When: Block 3

Brief course description: 
The course treats the legal history of selected European countries and the creation of their codifications, such as the French Civil Code, the German Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch and the Dutch Burgerlijk wetboek. Attention is paid to the influence of Roman law and natural law on the development of European law. Furthermore, attention is paid to English common law as alternative to codification.

Teaching method: 
The module will be taught in English by way of lectures and work groups. The subject matter will be discussed during the lectures. During the work groups, students will practice the art of reading and understanding cases which illustrate the material. Therefore students are expected to study the book and textbook as well as prepare the questions in advance.

Assessment: Written exam (essay questions).

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:13 August 2018 12.57 p.m.