From Rome to the Restatement: S.P. Scott, Fred Blume, Clyde Pharr, and Roman Law in Early Twentieth-Century America
Law Library Journal, Vol. 108:1 (2016-3) Forthcoming
22 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2016
Date Written: August 20, 2015
This article describes how the classical past, including Roman law and a classics-based education, influenced elite legal culture in the United States and university-educated Americans into the twentieth century and helped to encourage Scott, Blume, and Pharr to labor for many years on their English translations of ancient Roman law.
Keywords: Roman Law, Civil Law, Restatements of the Law, Legal History, Legal Education
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