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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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The attackers had attacked Jurist on main university road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
Asadullah said that the JI had held a jurist conference at Islamabad where a committee was formed and tasked with to organise more conferences at Geneva and London in order to promote the Muslim's sentiments on the issue of blasphemy.
President Buhari expressed his belief that the late Chief Justice left behind a legacy of discipline, brilliance and diligence that younger jurists should emulate.
Article 10 (2) (a) further mentions the "rule of law" as part of the national values and principles of governance on which the republic is founded.As jurists, you know that these are not merely decorative pronouncements they sit at the heart of the country's constitutional and democratic identity.
Might we assume that there was a need among jurists to justify the use of what later came to be known as "unattested benefit" (al-maslaha al-mursala) in the expansion of the law?
These inroads into other fields have been termed by jurists as "judicial activism."
The ranking, which is published in The National Jurist's fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine, weighs student outcomes--bar passage rate and employment rate --against tuition, cost of living, and indebtedness.
In a key opening address, Mariam Rajawe, the leader of Iranian opposition, said that the number of opponents of the Governance of Guardian Jurist system in Iran are on the increase and speedily spreading, noting that the executions and arrests taking place in Iran are the largest since the announcement of the Iranian regime.
Apparently a tool of ijtihad, it is used as a conclusive legal ruling where no such ruling exists; or when a divergent opinion exists amongst jurists. It is indeed "a jurisprudential principle that suggests that a jurist adhering to a particular school of law should abandon the jurisprudence of that school on a particular matter and adopt a competing point of view offered by another school if the latter is more practical and conforms most to the need of the time" .
The elements that are of interest to every jurist are the ones that turned out to be timeless, and relevant to every Western society: the basic concepts of private law that have already been mentioned.
of New York, US), this volume demonstrates the development of Islamic law through 23 profiles of prominent Islamic jurists. Each profile contains a biography that describes the scholarly milieu in which the jurist worked, including relations with teachers, colleagues, and pupils, as well as with political authorities and then profiles the jurist's scholarly output and the types of juridical thinking for which the jurist is well known.
Notwithstanding these courtwide and specific jurist defections from the 2003 plan, which the recent OSCAR guidance supplemented, quite a few judges kept following the advice, including jurists on California's Eastern District and the Pennsylvania Middle District.
In a decree issued on Tuesday, the Leader cited article 91 of the Iranian Constitution to reappoint Islamic jurist members Ayatollah Mohammad Mo'men, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi and Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi to another six-year term in the supervisory body.