legal philosophy


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Noun1.legal philosophy - the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
contract law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts
corporation law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations
matrimonial law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony
patent law - that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents
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Texans deserve the option to elect a Supreme Court justice who is truly committed to the conservative legal philosophy of carefully and fairly applying laws as they are written and not legislating from the bench," he said in a news release.
This book originates from a proportionality colloquium held by the Public Law and Legal Philosophy Research Group at Western Law and was compiled with the aim of analyzing rights limitation in various constitutional contexts.
Legal philosophy of environmental protection is bid on this question, why should man protect their environment?
Justice is when the Judgement is in your favour," wrote the Dutch philosopher, Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), whose legal philosophy underpins South Africa's Roman/Dutch law.
Kylyc's speech is like a manifesto on democratic political and legal philosophy.
Yet, after his experience as a political journalist for the Rheinische Zeitung in the early 1840s, he felt the need to critically engage with Hegel's legal philosophy and test it vis-a-vis the real world, its contradictions and tensions.
I have been recognized with an Alain Locke award from Howard University for work in legal philosophy, and by the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers for being the first African-American woman to hold both a JD and a PhD in philosophy.
The CJ highly appreciated the efforts of the faculty of Shariah Academy of IIUI for imparting training to the members of legal fraternity on the subject of Islamic legal philosophy and orientation in Islamic law.
Legal philosophy has to be content with those few features which all legal systems necessarily possess.
To what extent does an understanding of Lucy's response demand a looking beyond the conventionally perceived limits of Western law, in the way that Fitzpatrick's legal philosophy invites us to?
During Trinity term 1999, I spent the three months as a visiting student at Magdalen College, Oxford University, reading and writing essays on legal philosophy, including the works of Hart, among others.
He said the book would appeal to lawyers, academics and students at all levels of study in the Namibian law and legal philosophy in general.