Role of Legislation - Introduction to Civil Law - Past Exam, Exams for Law. Bengal Engineering & Science University

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PRIFYSGOL ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

SUPPLEMENTARY DEGREE EXAMINATIONS 2010

DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LAW (LA39010)

Time allowed ONE AND A HALF hours

Answer TWO questions: One question from PART A and one question from PART B

Candidates are not permitted to bring any books, notes or other materials into the

examination.

PART A

Answer ONE question from this section

1. Provide a comparison of the sources of law in Republican Rome to those in the Empire.

Pay specific attention to contributions made by the jurists and the role of legislation.

2. Discuss the ‘reception’ of Roman law during the late medieval period in Western Europe.

Refer to the contributions made by the Glossators, the commentators and the influence of the

Canon law.

3. Is it still useful for students studying law in England and Wales today to study Roman

law? Give reasons for your answer.

Please turn over…….

PART B

Answer ONE question from this section

4. Discuss the development of the law of intestacy from the Twelve Tables, through the

Praetorian intervention to the reforms of Justinian in the late Empire.

5. Explain the basic organisation of the Roman family, with brief reference to the position of

each of the following members:

a) a paterfamilias;

b) a legally married woman (sine manu);

c) a 21-year-old unmarried man;

d) children below the age of puberty; and

e) a 40-year-old unmarried woman, whose father is deceased, but whose 80-year-old

paternal grandfather is still alive.

6. Traditio (delivery) was the most widely applicable of the ius gentium modes of

acquisition. Explain, by way of practical examples, the essential elements of traditio as well

as the various forms that delivery could take.

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