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Reflective Patterns Of Cluj-Napoca Law School Magno Animo De Rebus Judicatum Est (Seneca, Epistolae, 50, 7)


  • Corina BUZDUGAN

    (University Associate Professor PhD at “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Faculty of Law, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA.)

  • Cristian COLCERIU

    (University Assistant, Associated PhD candidate at “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Faculty of Law, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA.)


The Cluj School of Law was formed and developed under the aegis of both the Faculty of Law at “Babes-Bolyai” University and the Cluj-Napoca branch of the Romanian Academy, which encouraged and coordinated the local scientific research in the field of law. Regarding the Cluj-Napoca juridical doctrine of the XXth century, it is necessary to make the distinction between the three periods: the Inter-Wars period, Post-War and the Post-Revolutionary. The first one was characterised by a dashing development of the Cluj juridical doctrine in many branches of law (Criminal, Civil, Administrative and Constitutional) as well as in the field of the Philosophy of Law. In the Inter-Wars period, two tendencies are observed, two options: the European current and the traditionalist one. Society goes through a process of modernization in the Inter-Wars period, of integrating the values of the European civilization. Doctrine’s orientation is powerfully influenced in the branch of Civil Law by French juridical doctrine and in the Criminal Law by the Italian juridical doctrine. For the Transylvanian juridical doctrine, the Austrian one has constituted a model to be followed, fact that can be explained because the Austrian Civil Code continued to be applied here until 1943. The Romanian juridical doctrine maintained the contact with the Western juridical doctrine, especially with the French, Italian, German and Anglo-American ones which it started to use as a source of inspiration and at the same time as a paradigm.

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  • Corina BUZDUGAN & Cristian COLCERIU, 2014. "Reflective Patterns Of Cluj-Napoca Law School Magno Animo De Rebus Judicatum Est (Seneca, Epistolae, 50, 7)," Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, Petru Maior University, Faculty of Economics Law and Administrative Sciences and Pro Iure Foundation, vol. 59, pages 49-64, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pmu:cjurid:v:59:y:2014:p:49-64

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    Law; doctrine; jurisprudence; legal realities; legal institution; branch of law; juridical currents; Cluj Law; Cluj Law School; History of Law.;

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