A jurist (from medieval Latin) is someone who researches and studies
It is important to note the fundamental difference between the work of the lawyer and that of the jurist.  Many legal scholars and authors have explained that a person may be both a lawyer and a jurist, but a jurist is not necessarily a lawyer, nor a lawyer necessarily a jurist. Both must possess an acquaintance with the term "law". The work of the jurist is the study, analysis and arrangement of the law — work which can be done wholly in the seclusion of the library. The work of the lawyer is the satisfaction of the wishes of particular human beings for legal assistance — work which requires dealing to some extent therefore with people in the office, in the court room, or in the market-place.
The term jurist has another sense, which is wider, synonymous with
This is a sequential classification of some notable jurists.