Legal Culture in Egypt History, Present and Future a Need for Modernization

21 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2019

Date Written: January 28, 2019


On one hand, The Meaning of Legal Culture, in its most general sense, is one way of describing relatively stable patterns of legally oriented social behavior and attitudes. The identifying elements of legal culture range from facts about institutions such as the number and role of lawyers or the ways judges are appointed and controlled, to various forms of behavior such as litigation or prison rates, and, at the other extreme, more nebulous aspects of ideas, values, aspirations and mentalities. Like culture, legal culture is about whom we are, not just what we do The rule of law in a given country reflects the degree to which the principles and values usually embodied in that state’s constitution are applied on the ground. When the people are dissatisfied as a result of poor rule of law, this dissatisfaction implies that the legal community failed to meet the people’s expectations. Consequently, the legal community must bear the responsibility of promoting and ensuring the implementation of rule of law. To create a better rule of law environment in the future, the legal community must learn from its past mistakes.

On the other hand the legal culture in Egypt also might need a modernization; law schools and legal institution are really in a need for a serious modernization.

Keywords: Legal Culture in Egypt

Suggested Citation

Aboueleid, Taher, Legal Culture in Egypt History, Present and Future a Need for Modernization (January 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Taher Aboueleid (Contact Author)

Judiciary of Egypt


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