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black-letter law

black-letter law  

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The known and accepted principles of law set down and established, either in legislation or case law, and ascertainable from printed sources. The established, uncontested body of law in a ...
Blackstone

Blackstone  

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Used informally to refer to Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–9), an exposition of English law by William Blackstone (1723–80).
critical race theory

critical race theory  

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(CRT)A radical movement within jurisprudence that traces its origin to a conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1989. Sometimes called outsider jurisprudence, it sets out to challenge the ...
feminist legal theory

feminist legal theory  

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A broad movement that seeks to show how conventional legal theory, far from being gender-blind, ignores the position and perspective of women. Feminist writers examine the inequalities to be found in ...
humanism

humanism  

[De]A philosophy or ethical system that centres on the concept of the dignity, freedom, and value of human beings. The belief that there is an essential human condition that emerges regardless of ...
jurisprudence

jurisprudence  

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N.The theoretical analysis of legal issues at the highest level of abstraction. Jurisprudence may be distinguished from both legal theory and the philosophy of law by its concern with those questions ...
Jurisprudence, American

Jurisprudence, American  

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European Influence and Nineteenth-Century American JurisprudenceThe Revolt Against Formalism1945–19701970–PresentEuropean Influence and Nineteenth-Century American JurisprudenceThe Revolt Against ...
law and Economics

law and Economics  

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Law and economics is considered by many of its practitioners and by some observers to be the most influential school of jurisprudence and legal theory of the twentieth century. Although ...
Law and Society

Law and Society  

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The phrase “law and society” is meant to describe research that explores the relationship between law and the social world that surrounds and produces it. This usage goes back at ...
Law and Society Movement

Law and Society Movement  

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The term “law and society” refers to an association of scholars, a journal of academic research, and a collection of empirical approaches to understanding how law works. As an intellectual ...
Law in Context movement

Law in Context movement  

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In the world of academic law a ‘movement’ is vaguer than a ‘school’ but more specific than a ‘trend’. ‘The Law in Context Movement’ is a convenient retrospective label for ...
Legal Process

Legal Process  

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“Legal process” is usually viewed as a historically specific school of thought that developed in the 1950s and embodied chiefly in the work of two Harvard Law School professors (Henry ...
legal realism

legal realism  

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A largely instrumental and empirical approach to law developed in the first half of the 20th century in the USA (American legal realism) and Scandinavia ( Scandinavian legal realism). It rejects the ...
Legal Reasoning

Legal Reasoning  

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Legal reasoning has two distinct but related functions. First, it provides the means for judges to reach decisions in concrete cases, applying legal rules to specific sets of facts. Second ...
legal theory

legal theory  

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The philosophical analysis of law and legal systems. It attempts to bring consistency to the myriad complexities of law and answer analytical questions such as ‘What is law?’ and ‘How ...
Marxist legal theory

Marxist legal theory  

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Any approach to legal theory based on the social and economic thought of Karl Marx (1818–1883) and Friederich Engels (1820–1895). This involves a materialist view of social life in which law and the ...
narrative and law

narrative and law  

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Narrative is a polymorphously perverse term. It can refer to anything from a grand theory on the creation of the universe to a type of speech style. In its basic ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  

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(1841–1935)Eminently quotable realist (see legal realism) and US Supreme Court judge, who regularly dissented from the majority. He was noted for his colourful turn of phrase and common-sense ...
Politics and the Law

Politics and the Law  

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Working to illuminate the links between politics and law, we consider politics and, of, and in law. Conventionally we speak of politics “and” law. But the conjunction “and” does not ...
postmodernist legal thought

postmodernist legal thought  

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Postmodernism is best understood as a broad, multidisciplinary assault on the values of the Enlightenment, especially its ideal of objective human knowledge achieved through the exercise of reason in ...

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