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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The most pressing concern in the exercise of PIL pertains to the power it places in the hands of the judge, who can then wield it as an instrument with which to conduct judicial activism, and thereby encroach upon the executive or the legislature, or who can quash cases that do not conform to his conservative legal philosophy.
The book offers insight into Jackson's struggles to reconcile his legal philosophy with his strong belief in the immorality of racial segregation.
"Our withdrawal does not mean that the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war cease to be crimes in the Philippines," Catholic priest Ranhilo Callangan Aquino, an expert in law and legal philosophy, said.
From the January 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy in New York City, 12 revised papers, commentaries on them, and offshoot essays look at the morality of privatization and privatization and the state.
'You are turning the entire legal philosophy of amnesty upside down.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge's background, writings and legal philosophy.
When Pau Luque, editor of this special issue of Critica devoted to legal philosophy, first approached me with the idea of writing a contribution for it, he strongly piqued my interest by mentioning his intention to explore whether general jurisprudence is philosophically interesting, and to do so using as a springboard into this topic, David Enoch's recent claim that it is not.
In 2015, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Legal Philosophy of the University of Salzburg.
"Legal philosophy and case law aside, such an interpretation clearly fails the common sense test," Perkins wrote.
An impressive contribution to the growing library of tort law, "A Theory of Tort Liability" is unreservedly recommended for academic library Judicial Studies collections in general, and supplemental studies reading lists in the specific areas of Contract Law, Commercial Law, Tort Law, Legal Philosophy, Comparative Law, and Restitution Law.
When it comes to halakhah, the legal analysis and debate that is the core of the Talmud, the rabbis are pure mind, whose only individuality consists in their legal philosophy. It is tremendously important in the Talmud to be correct and consistent about which authority is responsible for which opinion, and the Gemara often spends long stretches reasoning about this subject.