Essay Is the Study of Roman Law Relevant?
Introduction to Roman Law.
Today, in the 21st centaury there are two great legal systems with origins in Europe; the Civil law system that was largely derived from Roman Law, and the Common Law system of England. Civil Law created the foundations upon which the continent of Europe and countries within South America built their legal systems.
What is the difference between Civil and Common Law?
Common law is a peculiarly English development. Different rules and customs applied in different regions of the country before the Norman Conquest. However, after 1066 the monarchs using King’s court began to unite the country and its laws. Organic development was a critical part of these …show more content…
Civil-law systems are used in 150 countries (CIA World Factbook), this is far more widespread than their counterparts, common-law systems The CIA World Factbook puts the number of countries using Common Law at 80 countries. This can be explained due to the fact that common-law systems are found only in countries that previously were English colonies or have been influenced by the