This article explores the role of Roman law and legal history in the training of the
modern jurist. A case is made for the retention of Roman law and legal history as vital
components of the LLB degree. In making this case, the writer explores the reasons for
reconsidering the role of these courses at this time and the inherent value that both offer
the aspirant jurist. The article concludes with some preliminary suggestions on how these
courses may be better integrated into the curriculum.