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The Jurists: A Critical History

James Gordley


Jurists, or legal scholars, have had a profound impact on the development of the law. Their emergence can be traced back to ancient Rome and traced through the centuries to today. Since their inception, jurists have worked in like-minded schools united by the particular project they were pursuing. The project can be described by the goal they sought and the methods they used to achieve it. These projects were heavily influenced by their historical context and as such they pursued different goals by different methods. This proved helpful to later jurists who used the writings of previous school ... More

Keywords: jurists, legal scholars, ancient Rome, historical context, legal thought, legal scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Gordley, author
W.R. Irby Professor of Law, Tulane Law School