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Synonyms for law

Synonyms for law

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a broad and basic rule or truth

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

Synonyms for law

the collection of rules imposed by authority

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a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

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As part of a larger European research project on the role of historical precedent in the construction of contemporary Muslim thought and practice, scholars explore Shari'a and gender in legal theory and practice in Palestine and Israel.
The role history does have, and should have, in law and legal theory will be considered at greater length in the next two sections.
A general legal theory (what is necessarily true about any legal system) need not include sanctions, coercion, force.
(4) According to Julie Dickson, there are two approaches to legal theory: the indirectly evaluative approach (that deals with questions like "what is law?" or "what is the special character of this type of social institution?") and the direct evaluative approach (that addresses questions like "which norms ought to be obeyed?" or "under which conditions are legal systems justified?") (Dickson 2001, p.
Powers notes that despite the richness of the theory of language in Islamic legal theory, there is no parallel theory of action.
The need for a uniform and comprehensive legal theory is in direct relation to its ability to provide accurate satisfactory solutions for the relevant practical problems arise in legal reality.
"The New Criminal Justice Thinking" offers a profound discussion of the complexities of our deeply flawed criminal justice system, complexities that neither legal theory nor social science can answer alone.
legal theory," with a nod to both theoretical strains that embody
In recent years, the legal academy has begun to tell itself the story of how and why legal theory was marginalized in the wake of critical legal studies and the theory debates of the 1970s and 1980s.
Raleigh, NC, May 08, 2013 --( Campbell Law School (, has announced that Associate Professor of Law Kevin Lee spoke at the annual Conference on Religious Legal Theory (RLT), April 10-12, at Touro Law School in Central Islip, N.Y.
Third-wave feminists, or the generation of feminists that came of age in the 1990s and continues today, have been criticized for focusing on personal stories of oppression and failing to influence feminist legal theory. Yet this critique presupposes that third-wave feminism is fundamentally different from the feminism of past generations.
One question that may arise about an attempted recapturing of a Reformed two-kingdoms doctrine is whether viewing civil life through the lens of God's providential, but not redemptive, work provides any helpful theological foundation for Christians seeking to develop a political or legal theory. In this article, I argue that it does.
While aspects of the foundations of deductive legal theory and its general conclusions are related to traditional natural law approaches and might also be viewed as an extension of them, the praxeological approach is distinct in that its logical foundations overcome important weaknesses in previous natural law formulations.
The donation consists of an extensive anthology of the American Journal of International Law, ICTY Judicial Reports, the European Journal of International Law, various legal manuals and books on legal theory and practice.