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A few of the principels of Roman law that we still use today are, the right of personal property, the validity of contracts, the right to vote, the legality of wills, the "right" to pay taxes, the right of appeal and the legal status of corporations. An accused person had a right to a defense and he was innocent until proven guilty.

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An accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, the accused is aloud to see the accuser and offer a defense against the charge, guilt has to be established 'clearer than daylight' through evidence, judges were allowed to interpret the laws and were expected to make a fair judgment.

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No Roman law is still in use today. These laws were issued 600 to 2,000 years ago and applied to a society which was totally different than ours and are not applicable to today's world. However, the influence of the principles of Roman civil law have been enduring. It spread through Europe with the rediscovery of a collection of books called Corpus Juris Civilis (Body of Civil Law), which was also dubbed the Justinian Code in the 16th century. It was commissioned by the emperor Justinian I (or the Great, reigned 527-565). A first edition was published in 529 and a second one in 534. It was a very comprehensive digest of centuries of Roman civil law. It also included collections of essays by famous Roman jurists in two student textbooks. It has provided the basis of the civil law of many modern countries.

This work was forgotten until it was discovered in a library in Pisa in 1070. It had a big impact because many people were impressed with the key principles of Roman civil law and it was also systematic. It also included important essays on law and student textbooks which facilitated the study of law. This work was studied by law students at universities in Europe and, though this, Roman civil law became the foundation of the civil laws of many modern countries.

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None. The Roman laws that are the subject here are dead and buried. They were in effect over 2,000 years ago and are no longer relevant neither to us or to our times. Our present day concerns are very different from the concerns of the Romans. However many of our legal concepts are from Roman times and are still in use. The civil law of many modern countries is based on Roman civil law. Roman civil law provided for civil rights, the right of equal treatment before the law, the right of a trial, the right of appeal, and the right to retain your citizenship even if you moved from your native city. Other key principles of Roman civil laws are the ideas that a person is innocent until proven guilty and that the burden of proof rests on the accuser, that it is the exact form of actions and not intentions or words which is punishable, and that a law deemed unreasonable or unfair can be repealed. Some elements of Roman property, inheritance and contract law have often been retained.

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Very little. The US legal system is based on the principles of common law which originated from Britain. Roman law was civil law and, therefore, it has influenced the civil law (which is different from common law) of many continental European counties. It has little influence in the English-speaking countries.

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There are no laws that we use today in the united states.

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