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A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law. The term is widely used in American English, but in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth countries it has only historical and specialist usage. In most of Continental Europe any person who possesses a degree in law is called a jurist. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ... English language spread in the United States. ... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and peninsulae. ...

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United States

Although the word "jurist" can technically be applied to anyone having a thorough knowledge of law, American lawyers usually use the word only to refer to a judge. A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ...


Other English speaking countries

There is no alternative word for "jurist" in English-speaking countries outside the U.S. Members of the general public are largely unaware of the term and are likely to confuse it with "juror". The term "legal professional" may be used for convenience, but this is not common practice. Within the legal community usage of "jurist" is usually restricted to eminent judges or academics. Apart from this people working in law are usually described as "lawyers" if they are practicing law, or as belonging to a more specific branch of the legal profession, such as barrister, judge or law professor. This article is confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... English barrister A barrister is a lawyer found in many common law jurisdictions who principally, but not exclusively, represents litigants as their advocate before the courts of that jurisdiction. ...


Continental Europe

In Continental Europe anyone with a degree in law (e.g. a bachelor or master of laws) is called a jurist (or a lawyer). Such jurists can "practice" law as employees hired by law firms or legal departments of other business entities. Being a jurist does not necessarily mean that one has the privileges usually attributed to "attorney" or "solicitor" in the United States or Canada. In Europe there are two classes of lawyers, the jurists and what is in many places known as advocates. The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... A solicitor is a type of lawyer in many common law jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Australia New Zealand and Canada, but not the United States (in the United States the word has a quite different meaning—see below). ... It has been suggested that Barrister#Advocates in Scotland be merged into this article or section. ...


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Jurist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law.
In Continental Europe anyone with a degree in law is called a jurist (or a lawyer).
Being a jurist does not necessarily mean that one has the privileges usually attributed to "attorney" or "solicitor" in the United States or Canada.
The Islam Project (2593 words)
Knowing the history of the law and the schools of law, their differences and legal precedents (decisions of other jurists in the past) are just a few of the many areas that a jurist had to know about.
Jurists placed a value on preserving what is familiar to people in a certain place, based on established tradition.
Arab jurists tried to respect these systems in their judgments rather than imposing the system that was customary in another place and time.
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