Due to developments such as privatisation and globalisation, the divide between public and private law has come under pressure. Rather than taking the divide itself as a starting-point, this research takes on a different approach: it will assess what the public-private law divide entails, how this divide fits in Kuhn’s criteria of a paradigm, and how the problems caused by privatisation and globalisation are anomalies to the paradigm. This paper aims to provide a starting-point for answering the questions whether it is time for a legal revolution and whether the public-private law divide should change.