The Roots of Our Legal System: The Foundation for Growth

Selena E. Molina

Millennials often get a bad reputation—too confident, too independent, too sensitive, too needy, too addicted to technology and quickly changing trends. As a millennial, I am proud of the strength our generation has shown and our unwillingness to adhere blindly to traditions. “This is how it has always been done” has never struck me, and seems not to strike millenials, as a valid reason for doing something, especially if there is a more efficient and straightforward way to accomplish the same task. But, when it comes to thinking about how our legal system can or should change for the better, we should first take a look back. Where did these traditions come from? Why have they lasted all these years? Maybe there is a method to the madness.

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