The role of Roman law in the education of Polish lawyers
Keywords:Roman law, teaching, Polish lawyers
The article concerns the role of Roman law in the education of Polish lawyers. The author compares the conditions and methods of teaching the law of ancient Romans at law faculties in Poland during the period between the two World Wars with those of today. In conclusion, the author states that Roman law is undoubtedly one of the most important components of ancient culture, which has exerted a speciﬁc inﬂuence on shaping the modern world. The study of Roman law oﬀers a possibility of histori- cal perspective on law, enriches students’ knowledge on the theory and dogmatics of law and teaches the ways of legal thinking. It is impossible to comprehensively under- stand the evolution and functioning of many modern European legal systems, which stem from solutions formerly adopted already in the law of ancient Rome, without the competence derived from the study of Roman law.