Basic Concept of Savigny’s Volksgeist

10 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2011

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Neetij Rai

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL)

Date Written: March 16, 2011


Savigny, a prominent German jurist through his concept of Volksgeist introduced a new dimension in the legal arena. Savigny, also known as the pioneer of Historical school of law through his concept of Volksgeist explains the need to understand the interrelationship between law and people. Law and people cannot be isolated from each other and this is well explained by Savigny’s concept of Volksgeist. This article aims to analyze the concept of Volksgeist and the Historical school of law. It also relates the concept with Nepalese legal system as well along with a case reference.

Keywords: savigny, volksgeist, historical school, neetij rai

Suggested Citation

Rai, Neetij, Basic Concept of Savigny’s Volksgeist (March 16, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Neetij Rai (Contact Author)

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL) ( email )

Dadhikot-9, Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur 6618

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