Order or Self-Interest Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Order or Self-Interest
An examination of the role and function of world legal systems.
# 138935 | 1,750 words | 4 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (General)

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This paper attempts to explore the question of whether the law is a science governed by universal principles directed toward social order, or an inner directed system designed to serve the needs of those who practice it. The paper looks at the law's long history in Western culture, from its inception in the Roman legal tradition through its melding with the customary laws of the chthonic world of Northern Europe and through to the modern day where legal problems are often dealt with in an adversarial manner that while wasteful on the one hand, often leads to spectacular results in improving the lot of its most despised citizens.

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"Is Law a science governed by universal principles and directed toward social order or is it a closed, inner directed and self-perpetuating system designed to serve the needs of legal experts? It is a question that has long dogged the profession and has often adversely affected its image in contemporary societies across the globe. Though accruing personal wealth and position has always been associated with the profession, laying the foundations for legitimate commerce and civil liberties is also a vital part of its heritage. Despite the accusations of many critics of the..."

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