The aim of the course is to provide Erasmus students with an understanding of basic concepts of Greek Civil Law as well as knowledge on its origins,its particularities and its current trends of development. Emphasis is given in the specific issues the legislator has to regulate, the alternatives as to its regulation and the factors that led to the adoption of a given solution. This solution is then (briefly) compared to solutions of other (mostly European) legal systems.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces the basic concepts of all branches of Greek Civil Law (i.e. General Principles, Law of Obligations, Property Law, Family Law, Succession Law), while providing a more in depth examination of selected topics, such as the protection of the "personality right", culpa in contrahendo, liability in contract and in tort, security rights, cohabitation, and forced heirship.