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Yale Law School

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1908

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Study Of Law In Roman Law Schools, Charles P. Sherman Jan 1908

Study Of Law In Roman Law Schools, Charles P. Sherman

Faculty Scholarship Series

Roman law, which furnished to the world the priceless gift of
a completed system of private law actually answering "to the true
nature of private law" is still "of great practical importance to
the American lawyer of the future,"
"The civil law, for purposes of comparative jurisprudence and
because of its more orderly and scientific arrangements, should
in its great outlines and essential character be made an element
of instruction to a greater extent than it is in our American
law schools;" and these remarks of Judge Dillon, sixteen years
ago, now re-echo with increasing force, if for no other ...