Dr. Bruce W. Frier, University of Michigan Law School, University of Michigan, joins the show to discuss the composition of contract law in Rome.
Professor Bruce W. Frier is the John and Teresa D’arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law at the University of Michigan Law School at the University of Michigan.
Some topics explored
- Juris prudentia and its body and purpose in the history Roman
- When law schools are believed to have started
- Types of contracts
- Some of the major components of contracts
- The concept of speculation in Roman contract law
- The concept of consideration in a contracts context and if it existed in Roman contract law
- How contract law evolved in the period
- Derivations of Roman law in contemporary times
Listen to the episode
- Professor Frier is author of the forthcoming book A Casebook on the Roman Law of Contracts (Oxford University Press)