oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The relevance of the past in preparing for the future : a case for roman law and legal history

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



This article explores the role of Roman law and legal history in the training of the modern jurist. A case is made for the retention of Roman law and legal history as vital components of the LLB degree. In making this case, the writer explores the reasons for reconsidering the role of these courses at this time and the inherent value that both offer the aspirant jurist. The article concludes with some preliminary suggestions on how these courses may be better integrated into the curriculum.

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