Introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory

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Author: Anne Barron
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1171
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This book provides an accessible introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern onessuch as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law, _ The book is designed for students of jurisprudence and legal theory, but it will also assist those studying law and legal systems within courses on Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology.

McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence


Author: James Penner,N. D. White,H. McCoubrey,Emmanuel Melissaris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199584346
Category: Law
Page: 279
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Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware of the subtleties of the subject yet not overwhelmed. With chapters dedicated to both key concepts and leading theorists, this text takes a wide-ranging look at jurisprudence and places central ideas in context. In particular this text centres around one of the leading theorists, H.L.A Hart, and considers the landscape of jurisprudence in relation to his seminal The Concept of Law, looking at the key ideas which influenced him and considering the response to his work. Coverage of post-modern and feminist legal theory is also included, alongside discussion of key theorists such as Hobbes, Kant, and Rawls. Logically organised to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.

Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory
Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198806019
Category: Jurisprudence
Page: 407
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Written with students in mind, Professor Raymond Wacks brings legal theory to life through his lucid and entertaining style. The author has crafted a manageable guide, balancing concise introductions to the key theorists and core issues such as punishment and rights without ignoring thesubtleties of the subject. Seminal quotes from leading scholars are included to help students recognise the impact of their work, while extensive further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter invite students to explore the broad range of literature available on central topics. Each chapter concludes with a series ofcritical questions designed to encourage reader to think analytically about the law and the key debates which surround it. This book is accompanied by online resources which includes multiple-choice questions with instant feedback to give students the chance to test their understanding.

The Law Student's Dictionary


Author: James E. Penner,Herbert Newman Mozley,George Crispe Whiteley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199218998
Category: Law
Page: 318
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The Law Student's Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for all law students. The terms have been chosen with the specific needs of the undergraduate student in mind, providing a full insight into legal terminology and ensuring students are familiar with terms they will encounter during their studies. The dictionary includes substantial entries on core student topics which outline the conceptual importance of key areas, to give students an idea of how these terms have been shaped by, and in turn shape, how lawyers think. Some older terms are also included - -although they are not used to frame the current law, students will come across these words of historical significance in the course of their studies. The text features cross-referencing of terms and definitions, giving students the opportunity to expand and contextualize their knowledge, and the material is presented in a new two-color page design, which allows for quick and easy navigation.

The Politics of Jurisprudence

A Critical Introduction to Legal Philosophy
Author: Roger B. M. Cotterrell
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812213935
Category: Law
Page: 277
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title In The Politics of Jurisprudence, Roger Cotterrell offers a concise introduction to and commentary on Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a contribution to the study of the development of American and English general conceptions of law since the establishment of modern legal professions in the U.S. and Britain.

Pure Theory of Law


Author: Hans Kelsen
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584775785
Category: Law
Page: 356
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Kelsen, Hans. Pure Theory of Law. Translation from the Second German Edition by Max Knight. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. x, 356 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-578-5. Paperbound. $36.95 * Second revised and enlarged edition, a complete revision of the first edition published in 1934. A landmark in the development of modern jurisprudence, the pure theory of law defines law as a system of coercive norms created by the state that rests on the validity of a generally accepted Grundnorm, or basic norm, such as the supremacy of the Constitution. Entirely self-supporting, it rejects any concept derived from metaphysics, politics, ethics, sociology, or the natural sciences. Beginning with the medieval reception of Roman law, traditional jurisprudence has maintained a dual system of "subjective" law (the rights of a person) and "objective" law (the system of norms). Throughout history this dualism has been a useful tool for putting the law in the service of politics, especially by rulers or dominant political parties. The pure theory of law destroys this dualism by replacing it with a unitary system of objective positive law that is insulated from political manipulation. Possibly the most influential jurisprudent of the twentieth century, Hans Kelsen [1881-1973] was legal adviser to Austria's last emperor and its first republican government, the founder and permanent advisor of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Austria, and the author of Austria's Constitution, which was enacted in 1920, abolished during the Anschluss, and restored in 1945. The author of more than forty books on law and legal philosophy, he is best known for this work and General Theory of Law and State. Also active as a teacher in Europe and the United States, he was Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and taught at the universities of Cologne and Prague, the Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Harvard, Wellesley, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Naval War College.Also available in cloth.

Feminist Legal Theory Foundations

Foundations
Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439907672
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American Law in a Global Context

The Basics
Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195167238
Category: Law
Page: 682
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Introduction to Critical Legal Theory


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136997814
Category: Law
Page: 224
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Introduction to Critical Legal Theory provides an accessible introduction to the study of law and legal theory. It covers all the seminal movements in classical, modern and postmodern legal thought, engaging the reader with the ideas of jurists as diverse as Aristotle, Hobbes and Kant, Marx, Foucault and Dworkin. At the same time, it impresses the interdisciplinary nature of critical legal thought, introducing the reader to the philosophy, the economics and the politics of law. This new edition focuses even more intently upon the narrative aspect of critical legal thinking and the re-emergence of a distinctive legal humanism, as well as the various related challenges posed by our 'new' world order. Introduction to Critical Theory is a comprehensive text for both students and teachers of legal theory, jurisprudence and related subjects.

Q&A Jurisprudence


Author: David Brooke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317563573
Category:
Page: 276
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Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in assessment. Each book contains essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and model answers that help you to: Plan your revision and know what examiners are looking for: Introducing how best to approach revision in each subject Identifying and explaining the main elements of each question, and providing marker annotation to show how examiners will read your answer Understand and remember the law: Using memorable diagram overviews for each answer to demonstrate how the law fits together and how best to structure your answer Gain marks and understand areas of debate: Providing revision tips and advice to help you aim higher in essays and exams Highlighting areas that are contentious and on which you will need to form an opinion Avoid common errors: Identifying common pitfalls students encounter in class and in assessment The series is supported by an online resource that allows you to test your progress during the run-up to exams. Features include: multiple choice questions, bonus Q&As and podcasts.

Philosophy of Law

Classic and Contemporary Readings
Author: Larry May,Jeff Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405183888
Category: Law
Page: 625
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Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and practices. Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and morality Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of International Law and its increasing importance as we face globalization Features concrete examples in the form of cases significant to the evolution of law Contrasts Anglo-American law with foreign institutions and practices such as those in China, Japan, India, Ireland and Canada Incorporates diverse perspectives on the philosophy of law ranging from canonical material to feminist theory, critical theory, postmodernism, and critical race theory

Postmodern Philosophy and Law


Author: Douglas E. Litowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 230
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Now that contemporary scholars have begun to extend postmodern theory to law, an appraisal of its relevance in that sphere is especially important. This book offers a critical introduction to writings on law by key postmodern philosophers—Nietzsche, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, and Rorty—and articulates the strengths and weaknesses of postmodern legal theory. Douglas Litowitz takes a critical stance on these thinkers and determines that postmodern philosophy falls short of a positive jurisprudence—a vision of a just state and a moral legal system—because it takes an unduly external perspective on the law and espouses an unworkable anti-foundationalism. The postmodernist perspective, he argues, is too removed from our legal practices to resolve legal problems like abortion, flag burning, or pornography. Litowitz shows that postmodernism is so far removed from the language games in which lawyers and judges decide key legal issues that it leaves the internal practice of law untouched, and its radical rejection of foundations precludes a position from which a just legal system might be built. Still, postmodernism can make a significant contribution to legal theory by showing the limits of existing arrangements, focusing attention on genealogy and discourse, and empowering those who have been denied a voice under the legal system. Postmodern Philosophy and Law bridges the gap between Anglo-American jurisprudence and postmodern theory by discussing not only traditional approaches such as natural law theory and legal positivism but also continental philosophy and critical legal studies. It is the first book to expound and critique postmodern legal theory and its ramifications for a mainstream audience of legal scholars and philosophers.

A History of Islamic Legal Theories

An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-fiqh
Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599863
Category: Law
Page: 294
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Wael B. Hallaq has already established himself as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In this book, first published in 1997, the author traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its early beginnings until the modern period. Initially, he focuses on the early formation of this theory, analysing its central themes and examining the developments which gave rise to a variety of doctrines. He concludes with a discussion of modern thinking about the theoretical foundations and methodology of Islamic law. In organisation, approach to the subject and critical apparatus, the book will be an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general. This, in combination with an accessibility of language and style, will guarantee a readership among students and scholars and anyone interested in Islam and its evolution.

Women and the Law Stories


Author: Elizabeth M. Schneider,Stephanie M. Wildman
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599415895
Category: Law
Page: 475
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This book examines landmark cases establishing women's legal rights, offering accounts of the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. It will enrich any law school course and can serve as a text for a course on women and the law, gender and law, feminist jurisprudence, or women's studies. This volume utilizes subject areas common to many women and law casebooks: history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession. Several chapters explore issues of domestic violence and rape. See http://law.scu.edu/socialjustice/women-and-the-law-stories-book.cfm (a website with additional resources for teaching).

The Philosophy of Law

Classic and Contemporary Readings with Commentary
Author: Frederick F. Schauer,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195155129
Category: Law
Page: 1002
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Ideal for undergraduate courses in philosophy of law, this comprehensive anthology examines such topics as the concept of law, the dispute between natural law theorists and legal positivists, the relations between law and morality, criminal responsibility and legal punishment, the rights of the individual against the state, justice and equality, and legal evidence as compared with scientific evidence. The readings have been selected from both philosophy and law journals and include classic texts, contemporary theoretical developments, and well-known recent court cases. The text features extensive introductions that make even the most profound writings accessible to undergraduates.

Critical Jurisprudence

The Political Philosophy of Justice
Author: Costas Douzinas,Adam Gearey
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 184113452X
Category: Law
Page: 370
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This text is essential reading for anyone seeking an alternative account of the jurisprudential tradition. Provocative and insightful, it challenges the reader to question dominant readings of the law, tracing a tradition of critical thought that has always haunted the orthodoxy.

Economics and the Law

From Posner to Post-modernism
Author: Nicholas Mercuro,Steven G. Medema
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691005447
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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By providing readers with a noncritical description of the broad contours of each school of thought, Mercuro and Medema convey a strong sense of the important elements of each of these interrelated yet varied traditions.

Legal Philosophies


Author: James W. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780406507167
Category: Law
Page: 318
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A wide range of issues and topics in the jurisprudential field are discussed in this book. This edition concentrates particularly on recent legal theorists such as Rawls and the feminist jurisprudential writings of Dworkin.

Legal Skills


Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198784716
Category:
Page: 504
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The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including: - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life - Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE

Central Issues in Jurisprudence

Justice, Laws, and Rights
Author: Nigel E. Simmonds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780414023239
Category: Jurisprudence
Page: 343
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La 4e de couverture indique : "Central Issues in Jurisprudence is a clear introduction to the major theories and arguments which currently dominate discussion in jurisprudence. The work enables readers to read the original writers with a real understanding of how the theories relate to each other, and how these theories cluster around certain fundamental issues. Combining lucid exposition with commentary, the author provides a penetrating analysis of each theory examined, and a deep understanding of the problems addressed"