DO4RIPR02 Roman Law – Law of Succession

Faculty of Law
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D.
Department of the History of the State and Law – Faculty of Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on the importance, function and institutes of the Roman law of inheritance. Especially focuses on the testament and the intestate succession, however also gives attention to other institutes mortis causa
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to;
Explain the development of the inheritance law in Rome considering the social changes;
Characterize specific institutes of the law of inheritance;
Describe relationships between these institutes;
Analyse circumstances in which these institutes were developed
  • Hereditas anad bonorum possessio
  • Testament and intestacy
  • Legatum and Fideicommissum
  • Other dispositions mortis causa
  • Position of the Heir and the Legatee
    required literature
  • LONGCHAMPS DE BÉRIER, Franciszek. Law of succession : Roman legal framework and comparative law perspective. 1st ed. Warszawa: Lex, 2011, 289 s. ISBN 9788326414688. info
    recommended literature
  • Salák, Horák a kol. Law of Succession in the Middle-European Area. 1. vyd. Cracow: Spolok Slovákov v Poľsku – Towarzystwo Słowaków, 2015. s. 107-115, 9 s. ISBN 978-83-7490-848-1.
  • DAJCZAK, Wojciech, Tomasz GIARO and Franciszek LONGCHAMPS DE BÉRIER. Právo římské : základy soukromého práva. Translated by Petr Dostalík. 1. vyd. (české). Olomouc: Iuridicum Olomoucense, 2013, 423 s. ISBN 9788087382417. info
Teaching methods
As a teaching method, there is an individual study of assigned expert literature and eventually individual expert consultations with lecturers.
Assessment methods
Analysis of a chosen fragment and a discussion.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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