Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Arthur Taylor von Mehren, James Russell Gordley.|
|Series||Law school casebook series|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 1243 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||1243|
4 A Primer on the Civil-Law System two types of civil judges: the magistrate, or praetor, and the judge for the trial, or judex. This judiciary was nonprofessional. The praetors and judices seldom had any legal training. The judicial capacity of the praetor, elected for a one-year term, was limited. civil law than the decisions of legislators and legal schol-ars who draft and interpret the codes. The following sections explore the historical. roots of these differences. THE COMMON LAW AND CIVIL LAW TRADITIONS. Above: Woodcut of a court scene from. Praxis criminis persequendi, Jean Milles de Souvigny, The Robbins Size: 1MB. What is the Civil Law? Civil law systems, also called continental or Romano-Germanic legal systems, are found on all continents and cover about 60% of the world. They are based on concepts, categories, and rules derived from Roman law, with some influence of canon law, sometimes largely supplemented or modified by local custom or culture. Civil Law. A body of rules that delineate private rights and remedies, and govern disputes between individuals in such areas as contracts, property, and Family Law; distinct from criminal or public law. Civil law systems, which trace their roots to ancient Rome, are governed by doctrines developed and compiled by legal scholars.