Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Non-contractual liability in its historical configuration
Study: Master in Civil Liability (339)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
It is considered sufficient to have completed a degree in Law or equivalent
GENERAL COMPETENCIES CG1 Understand the importance of civil liability as a sector of Law in its own right CG2 Learn to identify the relaciones of civil liability and know its legal treatment CG3 Perceive the unitary nature of civil liability and the necessary multidisciplinary vision of the legal problems that it raises. CG6 Give critical judgments on legal topics related to civil liability. CG7 Apply methods of legal analysis that permit acquiring the capacity to study and synthesize the information received. SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES CE12 Know how to apply tools of historical methodology and tratamiento de textos that help the student in the process of understanding content from the area of civil liability. RESULTS OF THE LEARNING PROCESS 1. Command of the basic terminology related with civil liability and its historical origin from Roman law to the codification. 2. Development of the capacity to analyze and interpret the law from a global perspective, understanding both its historical and philosophical evolution and its current configuration. 3. Comprehending and putting into practice the peculiarities and possibilities offered by the utilization of a comparative method in the study of the fundamental phenomena and institutions of private law in its historical and present dimension. 4. Acquiring techniques of interpretation and legal argumentation. 5. Learning and improving the processes and methods of scientific research in the legal field and the techniques of presentation of results
Description of contents: programme
1. Private crime as a source of obligations in Roman law 2. Private dimension of crime in the Germanic and Visigothic legal tradition 3. Crime, penalties and redress in medieval local and territorial law 4. The Ius comune and the Spanish royal law 5. Construction of a general and autonomous principle of civil liability. Rationalist natural law and French doctrine 6. Non-contractual civil liability in the codes of the nineteenth century 7. Industrialization, modernity and new forms of responsibility
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE CURRICULUM REFERRING TO SUBJECTS AF1 Theorical class AF2 Practical Classes AF5 Tutorials AF6 Working in Groups AF7 Individual Student Work Code activity No. of total hours No. of attendance hours % attendance of students AF1 54 54 100% AF2 9 9 100% FY5 18 9 50 FY6 18 9 50 FY7 126 0 0% TOTAL MATERIAL 225 81 36% TEACHING METHODOLOGIES MD1 Teacher's classroom presentations with computer and audiovisual support, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. MD2 Critical reading of texts recommended by the teacher of the subject: sentences and resolutions, press articles, reports, manuals and/or academic articles, either for their later discussion in class, or to extend and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. MD3 Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. ¿ raised by the teacher individually or in group MD4 Presentation and discussion in class, under the teacher's moderation, of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as case studies MD5 Preparation of papers and reports individually or in groups
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 80
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 20
Basic Bibliography
  • Manuel A. Bermejo Castrillo. Responsabilidad civil y delito en el derecho histórico español. Dykinson. 2016

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.