Roman Law of Persons

Course Description

What laws and norms governed Roman society and do they have any bearing on our modern understanding of personal rights?  Professor Richard Epstein explains Roman laws involving marriage and family, and how these familial arrangements were the earliest roots of corporations.  He also tackles the difficult topic of slavery in the Roman world: how it could exist in a positive law system while being contrary to natural law.

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