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Synonyms for jurist

a public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice

Synonyms for jurist

a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations

a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

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Other legal scholars argue that apes and chimps and other creatures that are fairly well advanced should have rights similar to those of a human child.
2) the folk scientific tradition (devoid of any mathematics beyond simple arithmetic and of any astronomy other than what can be observed with the naked eye) favored by the legal scholars of Islam.
In a sense, he's a perfect candidate because he has a very good reputation as a legal scholar, he's extremely highly regarded by the practicing bar and he's been teaching at the law school so long he's got a lot of former students out there in the legal profession," said Schuman, who was on the search committee.
When deciding verdicts in Argentina, the opinions of legal scholars can carry more weight than court precedents.
A Georgia attorney, highly respected legal scholar, and later a framer of the Confederate Constitution, Cobb produced the only comprehensive Southern treatise on slave law.
The seventh van Gerven Lecture is organised in close cooperation with the Ius Commune Research School, which unites legal scholars from the law faculties of the universities of Leuven, Maastricht, Utrecht and Amsterdam.
The legal scholar Gerald Frug proposed one postmodern model in 1980.
Alta Charo, a legal scholar and bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin, "If the questions you ask and the science you do really challenges or explores cultural or religious or political norms .
He is recognized as a skilled litigator, legal scholar and experienced bar leader.
In fact, a genuinely libertarian jurisprudence would, in the words of the legal scholar Randy Barnett, "requir[e] the state to justify its statute, whatever the status of the right at issue.
The advent of DNA, which legal scholar Keith Findley calls "the scientific arbiter of truth" in the California Western Law Review, Volume 38, opened unprecedented opportunities for evaluating the quality of the U.
Shapiro, a prominent legal scholar and consultant, civic leader and former dean of New York Law School, presently serves as a professor of law at New York Law School and is a member of the board of directors of Loral Corporation, Bank Leumi, Interferon Sciences, Inc.
Schmidt, a national expert in higher education, former president of Yale University and legal scholar, brings a wealth of experience to the Kauffman Foundation Board.
He portrays the South's postwar Black Codes, which harshly curtailed the rights of freed blacks, as comparable to Northern vagrancy laws--an assertion dismissed as "truly absurd" by David Bernstein, a legal scholar at George Mason University and the author of Only One Place of Redress: African Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts From Reconstruction to the New Deal (2001).