The Common Law and Civil Law Traditions

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Mosaic of Emperor Justinian I, 6th CE. Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.

The following educational resource was created by the Robbins Collection with the needs of K-12 educators in mind, but is accessible to anyone in search of introductory material on law and legal traditions. Primary source pages from Robbins Collection rare material are integral to the exhibit, offering a further resource to educators working to emphasize the importance of primary source documents in humanities and social science studies. 

Follow the link below to access a print-friendly PDF version of “The Common Law and Civil Law Traditions” resource, complete with sources, glossary, photos, and bibliography.

The Common Law & Civil Law Traditions

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