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  1. Jurisprudence is the theory and philosophy of law.
  2. Jurisprudence - The science of law.
  3. Jurisprudence - The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  4. Jurisprudence is the science dealing with the rules and principles of law that have been adopted for the government of an organized society.
  5. Jurisprudence is the study of law, specifically legal philosophy and science.


  1. Ronald Dworkin was his successor in the Chair of Jurisprudence at Oxford and his greatest critic.
  2. Contemporary virtue jurisprudence is inspired by philosophical work on virtue ethics.
  3. As the chair of jurisprudence at Oxford University, Hart argued law is a 'system of rules'.
  4. He also criticizes Jeremy Bentham's categories of expository and censorial jurisprudence, but his discussion need not detain us.
  5. The course, then, proceeds to a synthesis of the key features of the schools or positions comprising the primary options in contemporary jurisprudence.


  1. Studies in Analytical Jurisprudence) is a yearbook on legal theory.
  2. Analytical jurisprudence is a legal theory that draws on the resources of modern analytical philosophy to try to understand the nature of law.
  3. Its scope is European law and constitutional law, history and theory, comparative law and jurisprudence.
  4. Hence the relationship between law and jurisprudence is akin to that between politics and political theory.
  5. Analytical jurisprudence is a legal theory that uses analytical reasoning and objective decision making to interpret the law.

Normative Jurisprudence

  1. In particular, the older natural lawyers, such as Aquinas and John Locke made no distinction between analytic and normative jurisprudence.
  2. That is a maxim of jurisprudence: Justice must not only be done, but appear to be done.
  3. Nothing, I have said, can be simpler than the considerations which ultimately led ancient societies to the formation of a true criminal jurisprudence.
  4. Paris : Librairie g-n-rale de droit et de jurisprudence, c2002.
  5. For more information on jurisprudence, visit


  1. Modern jurisprudence and philosophy of law is dominated today primarily by Western academics.
  2. The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions.
  3. Roman jurisprudence; it was increasingly dominant in Europe from the Reformation to the close of the 18th century.
  4. Austin did so largely under the influence of German jurisprudence.
  5. The influence of the Prætor on Roman jurisprudence differed only in respect of the period at which its amount was ascertained.


  1. Analytic, or 'clarificatory' jurisprudence is using a neutral point of view and descriptive language when referring to the aspects of legal systems.
  2. In these lectures I have emphasised the significance of legal informatics as part of jurisprudence and legal practice.
  3. It is obvious that legal research - as well in legal life as in jurisprudence - requires access to original information sources.
  4. Normative jurisprudence looks looks at the purpose of legal systems, and which sorts of laws are appropriate.
  5. Canonical jurisprudence created many of the ideas, concepts and norms that we think of as central elements of our legal system.

Roscoe Pound

  1. Pragmatism became "the dominant force in American sociology, education and jurisprudence" after being fostered by John Dewey and Roscoe Pound.
  2. A contemporary of Holmes was the Harvard jurist, Roscoe Pound, widely regarded as the founder of American sociological jurisprudence.
  3. Her other line of investigation explores the history of the ius civile and the development of jurisprudence.


  1. Nonetheless, each former colony acknowledged the reception the common law and equity of England as a vital source of their jurisprudence.
  2. And no one has ever given the jurisprudence of non-statist law serious and sustained attention.
  3. Necessity. Necessity (as a term of jurisprudence) is a possible justification for breaking the law.
  4. A common starting point in understanding jurisprudence is the objective of law to achieve justice.
  5. In the Roman jurisprudence, no principle was ascribed to the jus gentium, which was not included in the civil law (i.


  1. The second type of jurisprudence compares and contrasts law with other fields of knowledge such as literature, economics, religion, and the social sciences.
  2. Conceptual jurisprudence assumes the existence of a core of social practices (constituting law) that requires a conceptual explanation.
  3. Critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence, law and economics, utilitarianism, and legal pragmatism are but a few of them.


  1. Analytic jurisprudence, on the other hand, is a distinctive field which asks "what is law?".
  2. That was to be decided by the principles of equity; not new principles of equity, but the existing principles of equitable jurisprudence.
  3. Hart really revived analytical jurisprudence as an important theoretical debate in the twentieth century through his book The Concept of Law.
  4. A dearth of precedents would thus put theoretical jurisprudence at risk.


  1. Bentham's views about law and jurisprudence were popularized by his student, John Austin.
  2. Modern analytical jurisprudence can be traced to the 19th century English jurist, John Austin.
  3. Austin gave up his law practice in 1825 and, in 1826, was named the first professor of jurisprudence at the University of London.


  1. In the US, traditions of the Law Merchant prevailed in the general principles and doctrines of commercial jurisprudence.
  2. Bell's Commentaries on the Laws of Scotland, and on the Principles of Mercantile~ Jurisprudence.


  1. Fiqh is the term for Islamic jurisprudence, made up of the rulings of Islamic jurists.
  2. It must be understood that Islamic law has a well-defined tradition of jurisprudence.
  3. The Qur'an is the foremost source of Islamic jurisprudence; the second is the Sunnah (the practices of the Prophet, as narrated in reports of his life).


  1. The Jurisprudence of Polycentric Law - - v.
  2. A polycentric legal order would thus support many, but not all, forms of practical jurisprudence.


  1. Sociological jurisprudence picks up on the question of why people obey law from generation to generation.
  2. In America, most sociological jurisprudence was overshadowed by the legal realism movement of the 1920s and 1930s.


  1. Per the American Heritage Dictionary, jurisprudence is the English for jurisprudentia.
  2. Till the days of Kant on the Continent and of Bentham in England, there was no striking discordance between English and Continental jurisprudence.


  1. Legal history draws its research logic from the science of history and the scope of its questions from jurisprudence.
  2. The word jurisprudence derives from the Latin term juris prudentia, whichmeans "the study, knowledge, or science of law.


  1. Bourgeois jurisprudence transforms its concepts into solid essences.
  2. Dozens of theories have been put forth on this question by bourgeois jurisprudence.


  1. Normative jurisprudence is essentially political philosophy and asks "what should law be?".
  2. An interdisciplinary journal of moral and political philosophy, economic theory, jurisprudence, and intellectual history.
  3. It is taught in university departments of philosophy under the title "Philosophy of Law" and in faculties of law as "Jurisprudence".
  4. The most influential works of normative jurisprudence include all the classics of political philosophy.


  1. Feminist jurisprudence is a philosophy of law based on the political, economic, and social equality of sexes.
  2. Mari Matsuda was one of the first to use the term “outsider jurisprudence” to refer to the work of feminists and scholars of color.


  1. Langdell was as subscriber to the Historical School of Jurisprudence that had been founded by F.C. von Savigny and Sir Henry Maine.
  2. Langdell invigorated Coke's jurisprudence of artificial reason in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.


  1. Historical jurisprudence came to prominence during the German debate over the proposed codification of German law.
  2. Positivists and naturalists tend to converge in the area of historical jurisprudence.
  3. Historical jurisprudence is marked by judges who consider history, tradition, and custom when deciding a legal dispute.


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