Acquiring ownership

  1. Discuss the requirements of mancipatio. What role did it play (originally and later in the classical period of Roman law) in the acquisition of ownership?
  2. Using examples, explain the difference between “original” and “derivative” modes of acquisition of ownership.
  3. How do the modern categories of “original” and “derivative” modes of acquisition of ownership map onto the Roman categories?
  4. Explain the scope and function of the actio publiciana.
  5. What were the requirements of specificatio. How does it relate to accessio?
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