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legal scholar or academic, a professional who studies, teaches, and develops law
Detail from the sarcophagus of Roman jurist Valerio Petroniano (315–320)

A jurist (from medieval Latin) is someone who researches and studies jurisprudence (theory of law).[1]


  1. "Jurist". Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009.