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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
10  11  16 
First semester
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: JOSE ANTONIO MARTINEZ VELA - Group(s): 10  11  16 
Phone number
Office hours
Melchor de Macanaz - Despacho 3.01

2. Pre-Requisites

It is advisable to have a basic knowledge of History and Classical Culture

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Roman Law is a basic subject, included in the table of subjects considered as "Legal and Economic Basic Subjects", along with other subjects such as History of Law, Theory of Law and Economics, which is taught in the first semester of the first year of the Degree in Law and has 6 ECTS credits.

As the UCLM Curriculum for the Degree in Law is included in the European convergence process, what better way can there be to converge in the training of the future jurist that to study the only law common to all of Europe: the Roman Law, which is the origin of all the Private Law, specially Civil Law.

All Modern legal systems have been formed from the conceptions and formulations of the Roman legal system, which shows the importance of its study for the formation of the modern jurist.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E01 To become aware of the importance of law as a regulator of social relations.
E02 To understand the systematic nature of the legal system and the interdisciplinary nature of legal problems.
E04 Ability to search, identify and use legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).
E12 Analyze the Law and its main public and private legal institutions from their genesis to their current reality.
G02 Knowledge at the user level of Information and Communication Technologies
G03 A correct oral and written communication.
G08 Develop skills in interpersonal relationships, teamwork and leadership skills in work groups.
G09 Develop critical and self-critical thinking.
G14 Ability to apply knowledge to practice.
G15 Ability to locate, select, process and manage information.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
To identify the institutions of Roman public and private law, Roman procedural systems and the reception of Roman law in Europe.
To have an introductory knowledge of Law through the basic conceptual elements for the development of the rest of the legal studies.
Additional outcomes
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Public Law and Reception
  • Unit 2: Roman Civil Process
  • Unit 3: Negotium and its Theory
  • Unit 4: Law of Persons
  • Unit 5: Property Law
  • Unit 6: Obligations
  • Unit 7: Contracts
  • Unit 8: Family Law and Hereditary Law

The syllabus will appear developed in MOODLE before the beginning of the course

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E12 1.12 28 Y N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises 0.6 15 Y N Making or correcting text comments, practical cases or questionnaires in class. Through MOODLE, the calendar of these activities will be specified, as well as which of them will be evaluable and the specific topics that are the subject of each one.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E02 0.52 13 Y N The student will have to carry out outside of classroom hours and with the help of the recommended material, various comments on texts, questionnaires and practical cases, whose schedule and content will be timely published at the beginning of the course through MOODLE
On-line debates and forums [OFF-SITE] Online Forums 0.4 10 Y N In Moodle, various forums dedicated to discussion and debate on various issues related to the content of the subject will be set up, with students having to actively intervene in them.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study 3.28 82 N N Hours of personal study estimated for an adequate assimilation of the contents of the subject, discounting the hours dedicated to other activities foreseen in this section of the guide.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.08 2 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 1.8 Total class time hours: 45
Total credits of out of class work: 4.2 Total hours of out of class work: 105

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 30.00% 0.00% During the semester, various text comments, practical cases and / or questionnaires will be carried out individually or in groups, several of them being evaluated -as indicated in the schedule that will be published at the beginning of the semester in MOODLE. This activity is NON-COMPULSORY and RECOVERABLE, so that those students who do not perform it or obtain in each one of them a grade lower than 4 will be able to do the day of the Final Test (without the aid of any type of support material) some questions regarding the subject matter of the aforementioned activity.
Final test 70.00% 100.00% Students will take a written exam that will consist of 7 questions; the student must obtain a grade of 4/10 in this exam to be able to add the rest of the elements of the evaluation to their final grade.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The active participation in classes, as well as the active and enriching intervention in the different forums created in relation to the subject, without prejudice to the aforementioned, will be valued by the teacher, provided that the grade in the final test is greater than 4/10 .
    In any case, to pass the subject it will be necessary to obtain a grade equal to or greater than 5 once the different elements of the evaluation that compose it have been computed.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    See observations to the different blocks of "Evaluation system"

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 8): Public Law and Reception
Teaching period: 1 week and a half

Unit 2 (de 8): Roman Civil Process
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 3 (de 8): Negotium and its Theory
Teaching period: 1 week

Unit 4 (de 8): Law of Persons
Teaching period: 1 week

Unit 5 (de 8): Property Law
Teaching period: 3 weeks

Unit 6 (de 8): Obligations
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 7 (de 8): Contracts
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 8 (de 8): Family Law and Hereditary Law
Teaching period: 2 weeks and a half

General comments about the planning: In any case, this temporary planning may be subject to modifications as a result of supervening circumstances, although any change will always be communicated through MOODLE
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Antonio Fernández de Buján Derecho Romano Madrid Editorial Dykinson 978-84-1122-322-5 2022 Manual Básico para el seguimiento de la Asignatura Ficha de la biblioteca

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