Legal Theory and Jurisprudence Research Paper by Master Researcher

Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
An examination of legal theory and jurisprudence in British law.
# 44065 | 3,150 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2003 in Law (Anglo-Canadian law)

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This paper discusses legal theory and jurisprudence in light of UK law including a study of the various law-making bodies and a look at the provisions for mental incapacity that exist in the law. The paper then discusses how there is a right answer to every legal problem, provided that one uses one's common sense and good judgement to apply the right solutions to the problem itself.

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"Law can be defined as the body of rules that govern and regulate the relationship between one state and another, a state and its citizens, and one person and another when the state is not directly involved. Two great legal systems are dominant in the Western world: Roman law as used in most countries of continental Europe and South America and English law. The laws of England, which are enforceable by the judicial process can be divided into: (1) the common law based on judicial decisions as opposed to law enacted by the parliament; (2) equity, the principles originally applied by the Court of Chancery; and (3) statute law, embodied in specific acts of the parliament. Common law is the part of the law of England and of most English speaking countries that was originally unwritten and based on the common systems of the country. It developed with the rise of centralized government in England from the Norman Conquest (1066) to the 13th century as the body of law common to all areas of the country. Its growth was the result of the principle of judicial precedent by which an earlier judgement or decision was binding in deciding a similar case."

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